Leeds East

Welcome to Driver Hire Leeds East, Proud to be part of the UK’s largest recruiter of temporary and permanent staff in the transport and logistics sector.

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Every year Driver Hire finds work for thousands of candidates in temporary and permanent jobs, driving all classes of vehicle and in a wide range of other roles in the transport and logistics sector.

Possible roles in logistics include:

  • Driving – Cat. C+E, Cat. C, PSV, 7.5 tonne, Vans, Cars, Fork Lift
  • Specialist skills – ADR, HIAB, Multi-drop, IPAF
  • Non-driving logistics staff – Mates, Warehouse Operatives, Pickers/Packers etc
  • Public Sector – Waste Disposal, Parks, Recreation, Other Operatives etc
  • Professional / Managers – Logistics Co-ordinators, Transport Managers etc

Depending on the needs of our customers, we also often offer an even wider range of roles in other sectors, from administration to catering.

We want to hear from you

Remember, with new opportunities coming in every day, we are always on the lookout for high quality candidates, so don’t worry if you can’t find what you are looking for here.

Give us a call on 0113 2786611 or call in to the office for a chat. We’re selective about who joins our team, but if you have what it takes, our dedicated and professional team will put all their efforts into finding your ideal job.

Apply online

When you create a MyDriverHire account on our website, you’ll have all the information you need about opportunities with Driver Hire at your fingertips. Apply for a job in just one click, track the jobs you’ve already applied for, and sign up for alerts, so that you’ll be first in line when your ideal job comes in.

Why work for Driver Hire?

We value the people who work for us as true professionals. We offer an attractive package, including competitive pay rates and holiday pay. You may also be offered training opportunities, uniforms and a range of other staff benefits. We believe it’s important to offer each candidate a personal service, taking a real interest in what you want from your next career move.

In 2022, over 1,000 people completed our annual candidate survey. 94% rated the level respect and
customer service they received from Driver Hire as good or excellent, and 95% said they felt proud to
work for Driver Hire. We’ve now received similar results nine years running.

Looking for a permanent job?

Many people who come to Driver Hire are ultimately looking for help in finding a permanent job. If that’s you, we’ll be delighted to help.

Trust Driver Hire

Whatever type of work you’re looking for, be it forklift truck driving or courier work, then Driver Hire is a name you can trust. We’ll help keep you up to date with all the legislative changes, so you know you’re safe and staying within the limits of the law.

Our thorough and personal interview process will help you find the driving or logistics job that is suited to your skills and lifestyle. And because Driver Hire is the UK’s leading specialist logistics recruiter, we work with some of the biggest names in the business. For you, that means access to exciting opportunities with high quality employers.

Why do clients trust Driver Hire Leeds East as their recruitment partner?

Driver Hire is the UK’s largest specialist provider of transport and logistics staff. We have over 35 years’ experience in this industry and a nationwide network of over 100 offices. Every day we help to place all kinds of drivers and a wide range of other logistics staff, such as drivers’ mates and warehouse operatives, into temporary and permanent roles with thousands of organisations nationwide.

We know the transport and logistics industry is much more than the drivers, that’s why we are also experts in recruiting all staff from Warehouse pickers and packers to Transport mangers.


Finding the staff you need

We provide a full range of driving and non-driving skills to meet your needs in every situation

  • Driving – Cat. C+E, Cat. C, PSV, 7.5 tonne, Vans, Cars, Fork Lift
  • Specialist skills – ADR, HIAB, Multi-drop, IPAF
  • Non-driving logistics staff – Mates, Warehouse Operatives, Pickers/Packers etc
  • Public Sector – Waste Disposal, Parks, Recreation, Other Operatives etc
  • Professional / Managers – Logistics Co-ordinators, Transport Managers etc

Quality assured supply

Delivering the best possible service to both customers and candidates is at the heart of what we do. We conduct regular satisfaction surveys to monitor this. The most recent surveys show that over 95% of our candidates are proud to work for Driver Hire, whilst 98% of customers rated our service as good or excellent. (79% chose excellent)

We recognise that we operate in an industry where even a small mistake could have serious consequences, so we are relentless in our commitment to providing fully qualified and referenced staff, and to full compliance with all relevant legislation.

All our work meets ISO9001 standards and we are members of many well-respected trade bodies, including the Road Haulage Association and the Freight Transport Association. Driver Hire is a franchise business, find out more here.



Our commitments to all our customers

Client 360 requirements

  • Face to face meeting with all new clients
  • Full 360 needs analysis

Resourcing the right candidate

  • Job specific Job adverts
  • Data base checking of existing candidates
  • Face to face interviews of all candidates
  • PC based assessment
  • Certificate verification process
  • 5 years of work experience and relevant reference checks

Account management

  • Dedicated candidate resource
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Weekly staffing calls
  • Monthly reporting of shift fulfilment
  • Quarterly account visits by your account manager

In Summary

As a Driver Hire customer you benefit from:

  • Genuine 24 hour, 365-day service
  • A nationwide network combining consistency of service with local attention to detail
  • Access to high quality drivers and logistics staff that are competent, assessed and fully referenced
  • Peace of mind – recruitment problems will not affect the efficiency of your organisation
  • Cost effective recruitment services for all your drivers and logistics staff

To discuss any requirements, call us today on 0113 2786611 or email leedseast@driverhire.co.uk

Proud to be Driver Hire

What our customers said about working with Driver Hire Nationwide 

  • 98% of Clients rated Driver Hire are Excellent or Good
    (responses from 536 customers)
  • For the sixth year running ‘reliable service’ tops the list as the main thing customers would miss if they weren’t using Driver Hire
    (responses from Driver Hire customer surveys December 2016 – December 2022)
  • 86% of customers rate the value for money received from Driver Hire as Excellent or Good
    (responses from 320 customers in December 2021)

The main thing both customer and candidates would miss if Driver Hire couldn’t supply – “The personal touch”

Some things our customers said about Driver Hire include:

‘extremely professional’, ‘the drivers they supply are excellent’, ‘I don’t know what we would have done without Driver Hire this year’, ‘excellent service’, ‘very flexible and responsive’, ‘Driver Hire understands our business and what we require’, ‘never look anywhere else’, ‘dependable’, ‘reliable’, ‘a pleasure to deal with’, ‘spot on with all aspects’, ‘an example of how a recruitment agency should be run’ (taken from customer survey responses in December 2020)

What our candidates said about working for Driver Hire Nationwide:

  • 97% of candidates said they were proud to work for Driver Hire
  • 95% of candidates rate the level of respect and service received from their Driver Hire office as Excellent / Good
  • 89% of candidates scored 8/10 or more when asked if they would recommend working for Driver Hire
  • Friendly/welcoming pace to work, variety of work and independence our candidates’ top three reasons to work for Driver Hire
  • Over two thirds (67%) of candidates said they would definitely recommend working for Driver Hire
    (responses from 1189 candidates in December 2021)

Some things our candidates said about Driver Hire include:

‘very pleasant to deal with’, ‘prompt payment’, ‘friendly and welcoming atmosphere’, ‘very good at keeping me informed’, ‘really impressed and feel valued’, ‘I enjoy the variety of work’, ‘very flexible’, ‘a pleasure to work for’, ‘real team players’, ‘will never work for another agency’, ‘feel part of a professional team’, ‘excellent service’ (taken from candidate survey responses in December 2020)



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Driver CPC Training

Driver Hire Leeds East are pleased to be able to offer Driver CPC at both our Leeds based office and at a request at our clients office.

Our CPC is delivered via 2 modules per day ensuring the material can be easily digested and avoiding the dreaded “death by power point”.

For our existing customers, the daily session is delivered by your own personal account manger, so please feel free to speak to them on your quarterly account visits and they will provide you with all the course details and available dates.

Driver Hire is one of the UK’s leading providers of Driver CPC Training. We offer 20 different JAUPT approved course subjects with interactive and engaging content and have course satisfaction ratings of 93%*

Whether you are a driver who needs to keep up to date with your 35 hours of Driver CPC Training or a company with drivers who need to undertake this, we can help you with your requirements.

To find out more give us a call on 0113 2786611 or visit our training website.

*Surveys conducted after completion of training

How to find us

Our office is situated inside the McCarthy’s Business Centre on Education Road, Meanwood LS7 2AH.

When you turn on to Education Road, you will see the McCarthy’s centre on the right hand side. Pull in to the yard where you can park for free:

Head over to the Business Centre’s main reception which is clearly sign-posted:


Please use the buzzer to let us know you have arrived, or give us a call on 0113 2786611 and we’ll come down to greet you!

You can be sure of a big welcome once you arrive at our Driver Hire Leeds East office. We can sit down, have a proper Yorkshire brew and a chat about you and what you’re looking for… We look forward to seeing you.

For candidates

Every year Driver Hire finds both temporary and permanent work for thousands of candidates. This includes all driving licence categories and a wide range of other roles across the transport and logistics sector. Check out our current vacancies. As well as helping people to find jobs, Driver Hire is also a leading provider of Driver CPC training, in the classroom and online.

For customers

With over 30 years’ experience, Driver Hire now provides thousands of organisations nationwide with the staff they need. Whether you need someone for just one shift or to join your team on a permanent basis, we can help.

24/7 service

We offer a genuine 24/7 service, 365 days a year. No matter what time of the day or night you call us, you will be able to speak directly to a member of the Leeds East team.

Call: 0113 2786611
Email: leedseast@driverhire.co.uk
Visit: We’re in the office from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Commitment to quality

When you deal with Driver Hire – as a candidate or as an employer – you can be confident that you are dealing with the very best.

Listening is one way we make sure that you receive the highest quality of customer service so we run regular surveys to help us understand what you think. The most recent survey showed 97% of customers rated our service as good or excellent and 95% of candidates said they were proud to work for Driver Hire.

The high quality standards that we offer is something we are very proud of.

The high quality standards that we offer is something we are very proud of. Driver Hire has won a string of awards over the years, including awards for training and customer service. These include the REC’s ‘Agency Driver of the Year’ award.

Proud to Franchise

Driver Hire Leeds East is part of a franchise organisation. We passionately believe that franchising gives our customers and candidates the very best of both worlds. You benefit from using a locally owned and managed business – it is in our interest to succeed by giving you the best service and attention to your needs that we can.

At the same time, you benefit from the extensive experience, consistent quality standards and the support of the UK’s largest specialist transport and logistics network.

Contact us:

  • Suite 9, McCarthys Business Centre, 17 Enterprise House
  • Education Road, Meanwood
  • Leeds
  • West Yorkshire
  • LS7 2AH
  • Telephone: 0113 2786611

How to find us:

We are proud to have a open door policy here at Driver Hire Leeds East. We welcome all candidates and clients new and old, to come to our local office and sit down and have a proba Yorkshire brew whilst we get to know you.

We are based inside the McCarthys Business Centre, with free on site parking. Park up, head towards the main reception and use the buzzer to let us know you’ve arrived! For further help on how to find us, we have a few photos of the building here on section ‘How to find us’ so you know what to look for when you come to visit for the first time.

Our team

We’re a people business, and so we believe in offering a personal service. If you’re looking for work, we want to know about you, and what you’re looking for in your next role. Looking for staff? Every organisation has particular needs – we want to understand yours.

When you deal with Driver Hire Leeds East, here are the people who’ll be looking after you:

Scott MacGregor – Franchisee

Mike Pollard – Franchisee

Chris Shillito – Recruitment consultant

To give a helping hand to all new visitors to the office, we have compiled a few photos of the office and drivers registration area so you can feel at home before you arrive, and don’t worry parking is provided too.

We look forward to meeting you.

office team

Welcome to Leeds East Driver hire from Scott, Mike and Chris

office member

Scott MacGregor


About Scott MacGregor

Family man and a little bit of a Geek

office member

Chris Shillito

Recruitment Consultant

About Chris Shillito

Globe trotter and handy with a golf club, but will be mostly found on the 19th hole.

office member

Mike Pollard



Information to help you work in a safe and compliant way.

As part of our commitment to maintaining the highest possible standards in our industry, Driver Hire provides a wide range of information to both candidates and customers. We achieve this in many ways, including our Driver CPC training programmes and eLearning, through the Code of Conduct books that are given to all candidates, and through information posters that are provided free of charge as part of our regular Newslink mailings. You can also download our free white papers from this page. We hope that you will find the following resources useful.

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Frequently asked questions

What do I need to do to register with you?

You can set up job alerts by creating an account here. Alternatively if you prefer, you can give us a call or just pop in. Quality is at the heart of all we do so we take our candidate registration process very seriously. Before we can offer you work you will need to attend a face-to-face interview.

When you come in to see us, you will need to bring certain key information with you. You must provide your National Insurance number, bank details and another form of ID such as a passport or birth certificate. Where relevant you will need to provide proof of your right to work in the UK. For driving work we need to see your original driver’s licence (both parts if a photo card) and proof of any licence upgrades you hold.

We always take up references on every candidate so please also provide phone numbers of two work related referees.

What type of work can you offer me?

We can offer you a wide range of different jobs. As well as lots of driving work, across all licence categories, we are always recruiting for many non-driving roles. Whether you are looking for part time work, a contract role or a long term career, we can help. Check out our online jobs board, phone or call in to find out more.

How old do I have to be to work as a Driver Hire driver?

We welcome candidates of all ages. Please be aware that insurance requirements for certain roles mean that an age limit may apply to that particular role.

Are all your drivers fully compliant with relevant legislation?

Nothing is more important to Driver Hire than safety and full regulatory compliance. All Driver Hire drivers have to take a 150-point competency test before they are allowed to work for us and we provide ongoing updates on new rules and regulations as they are introduced. We also have bespoke IT systems in place to monitor the work our staff do for us.

You can be confident that any member of staff you take on from Driver Hire has been fully briefed on any relevant legislation.

Can you help me out at short notice?

Absolutely. Some people say it’s what we do best. As the UK’s leading specialist supplier of transport and logistics staff, we have an extensive database of high quality candidates ready to step in and help you out.

You can call us any time of the day or night, 365 days a year and speak to a real person on the other end of the line. We know the pressures you are likely to operate under, so will take down the details of the person you need and if we can’t tell you instantly who we have available, we will get back to you within 15 minutes with a definite answer either way.

Can you help with non-driving roles?

Yes. Driver Hire is about much more than driving. We can help you find the ideal candidate for just about any role connected with the transport and logistics industry. That includes drivers of course, but also warehouse staff, operations and back office roles, plant operatives, managerial staff and much more. Check out ‘Looking for Staff’ for more information.

Do you just provide temps?

No. Our experience in the industry and our extensive candidate database means we are ideally placed to help you find long-term contract staff and of course, permanent employees. Our permanent recruitment service operates on a no success no fee basis and is backed up by generous guarantees.