London South East

Driver London South East is part of a nationwide network of around 100 offices providing recruitment and Driver CPC training services to the transport and logistics industry. Driver Hire London South East covers the whole of the South East London postcode ('SE') area. So, whether you are looking for temporary or permanent staff or looking for temporary or permanent work, you have come to the right place.

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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 020 8694 1400 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 2019, over 750 people per year completed our annual candidate survey. 92% rated the respect and customer service they received from Driver Hire as good or excellent, and 94% said they felt proud to work for Driver Hire. We’ve now received similar results four 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 come to Driver Hire?

Driver Hire is the UK’s largest specialist provider of transport and logistics staff. We have over 30 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.

Much more than driving

As well as supplying high quality drivers and operatives, Driver Hire offers a range of wider recruitment and training services. These include full and part time opportunities in both blue-collar and white-collar roles, Driver CPC training and online licence checking.

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 90% of our office staff and candidates are proud to work for Driver Hire, whilst 94% of customers rated our customer service as good or 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.


Driver Hire is a leading provider of Driver CPC training – we have delivered over 130,000 driver training days throughout the UK. Visit our training website to find out more.

National Accounts

Since we are part of a genuinely nationwide network, we are able to offer a range of specialist services to customers who operate on a multi-site, regional or national basis. Simply ask us for more details.

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 020 8694 1400 or email

Driver CPC Training London South East

Driver Hire is now the largest provider of Driver CPC in the UK.
We aim to be the best and most cost effective solution for all of your Driver CPC training needs.

The Driver CPC is for professional LGV and PCV drivers. It is a requirement of EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of drivers, and enhance safety on our roads.

All professional drivers, driving ‘for hire and reward’ (on licence categories C, C1, C+E or C1+E for goods vehicles) are now required to have completed their Driver CPC and must carry a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) at all times when driving professionally.

Driver CPC training is an ongoing requirement. The DQC is valid for five years, and having gained their card, all drivers must undertake 35 hours’ periodic training during those five years, or they will not be permitted to renew their card. Training must be undertaken in 7-hour blocks and the best way for any driver to meet their obligations is to spread their training over several  years.


* There are a small number of exemptions but the Driver CPC has been compulsory for most professional drivers since 10th September 2014

Why Choose Driver Hire London South East

Driver Hire London South East offers a diverse range of Driver CPC training courses to transport operators and individual drivers across the South London area. All of them are designed to make the best possible use of training time.

What we’re not about is a box ticking exercise that simply says you’ve spent seven hours in a training room. We’re here to deliver well planned, interesting and relevant training that, once completed, can be put to everyday use. So, for instance, whilst our refresher course on ‘Drivers’ Hours’ is always popular, customers are increasingly opting for a wider range of subjects: ‘Fuel Efficient Driving’, ‘Tachograph rules’ and ‘Dealing with on-road occurrences’ are examples of courses that continue to be in demand.

Free water, tea, coffee, and biscuits are available throughout your training day. However, we don’t provide lunch. That means, when lunchtime comes around, you can select whatever takes your fancy at the multitude of shops and takeaways located in the surrounding areas of all our training venues, or alternatively feel free to bring a packed lunch.


Proud to be Driver Hire

Proud to be Driver Hire

What our customers said about working with Driver Hire Nationwide:

  • 94% of people rated Driver Hire’s customer service as Excellent or Good – 69% chose excellent
    (responses from over 240 customers in December 2019)


  • For the fourth 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 2019)

  • 77% of customers rate the value for money received from Driver Hire as Excellent or Good
    (responses from over 240 customers in December 2019)


  • Some of the things customers said about Driver Hire include ‘efficient service, every time’, ‘go the extra mile’, ‘efficient, knowledgeable and great drivers’, ‘pleasure to work with’, ‘highly recommend’, ‘proved to be the most reliable agency’
    (responses from over 240 customers in December 2019)

What our candidates said about working for Driver Hire Nationwide:

  • 94% of candidates said they were proud to work for Driver Hire


  • 84% of candidates scored 8/10 or more when asked if they would recommend working for Driver Hire
  • 92% of candidates rate the level of respect and service received from their Driver Hire office as Excellent / Good
  • Variety of work, independence and friendly/welcoming place to work were our candidates’ top three reasons to work for Driver Hire
  • Over half our candidates said they would ‘definitely recommend’ working for Driver Hire
  • Some of the things candidates said about working for Driver Hire include ‘plenty of work’, ‘feel involved and valued’, ‘communication is spot on’, ‘great agency to work with’, ‘flexibility is great’, ‘friendly, welcoming and helpful’, ‘pay on time’, ‘good variety of jobs’, ‘listen to my needs’, ‘put their staff first’
    (All candidate responses from over 750 candidates surveyed in December 2019)

Driver CPC Training - Course Dates for London South East

February 17th  – Digital Tachograph, Driver Hours

February 18th – Transport and Site related Health & Safety,  Safe Loading & Unloading of goods vehicle

February 19th – Highway Code & spotting Hazards, Principle of Manual Handling

February 20th – Road Traffic Laws, Introduction to Health and Safety

February 21st – Fuel efficient driving, Dealing with On-road Occurrences

February 22nd – Digital Tachograph, Driver Hours

For future dates, please get in contact with a member of London South East team on 0208 694 1400.


Driver CPC Venue Location Details

Driver CPC Training Venue Locations

Our Driver CPC training courses are held in different locations within the South London Area, including Deptford, Bermondsey and Sydenham. Our Deptford site can train up to 8 delegates on any given day, though both our Bermondsey and Sydenham venues are spacious enough to train up to 20 delegates.

All three venues can be reached easily by public transport or by car. Alternatively, Driver Hire London South East can arrange Driver CPC courses to be held at your premises where the courses can be tailored to your needs. (Minimum of 6 attendees are required).

We can provide Driver CPC training in the following areas:

London, Abbey Wood, Blackheath, Brockley, Camberwell, Catford, Charlton, Deptford, Eltham, Greenwich, Kennington, Lee, Lewisham, New Cross, Peckham, Rotherhithe, Walworth, Woolwich, Upper Norwood, Anerley, Dulwich, East Dulwich, Forest Hill, Herne Hill, South Norwood, Sydenham, West Norwood, Thamesmead.

  • Driver CPC Training Venue Directions All three of our training venues can be reached easily by public transport or by car, though we strongly recommend you only travel to the Bermondsey site via public transport as there are no immediate parking facilities located nearby.
    • Deptford – Driver Hire London South East, 11 Wharf Street, London, SE8 3FT
    • Bermondsey – Cherry Garden Hall, 210 Jamaica Road, London, SE16 4RT
    • Sydenham – Golden Lion, 116 Sydenham Road, London, SE26 5JX

All the postcodes listed are Sat Nav friendly or can be used on the tfl route planning site if travelling by public transport.

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.

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 London South East team.

Call: 020 8694 1400
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 94% of customers rated our service as good or excellent and 94% 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. 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 London South 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:

How to find us:

Our office is located within the Paynes & Borthwick development on the river front in Deptford.

Once on Wharf Street, please report to the reception desk in Drew House, and they will guide you to our office.

If travelling by Bus

Get on the 47, 188, or 199 and get off at Deptford High Street. Walk down Watergate Street (opposite Deptford High Steet) and Wharf Street will be on your left off Borthwick Street. Our office is a 5 minute walk from the main road (Evelyn Street).

If travelling by Tube or British Rail

Deptford station is on the South-Eastern Line in Zone 2 and is a 10 minute walk from our office.

Cutty Sark station is on the Docklands light Railway Line in Zone 2 and is a 15 minute walk from our office. You can reach our office from Central London in 20-30 minutes, or from Stratford in 15-20 minutes.

If travelling by Car

Enter Wharf Street, London SE8 3GG into your satnav, and Wharf Street is off Borthwick Street. 


There are limited free parking bays on Watergate Street, and Borthwick Street. Additional free parking is available on New King Street, and Prince Street. Alternatively, visitors are able to park within the resident permit bays on Watergate Street, Borthwick Street, Trevethick Street, and Deptford Green outside of the hours listed on the signs (ie DO NOT PARK in these bays between 12pm and 2pm).

If you have any problems finding Driver Hire London South East, please feel free to give us a call on 020 8694 1400.

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 London South East, here are the people who’ll be looking after you:

Samantha Phillips – Franchisee

Michael Wilcock – Senior Recruitment consultant

Tee Osman – Junior Recruitment Consultant

Jay Rahman – Junior Recruitment Consultant / Business Administrator

Naz Hyder – Junior Recruitment Consultant

Peter Clements – CPC Trainer

Sam Baxter – Area Development Manager


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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