Maidstone & Medway

Welcome to Driver Hire Maidstone & Medway. We are part of a nationwide network of over 100 offices providing recruitment and training services to the transport and logistics industry.

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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 01622 686999 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 2018, over 900 people per year completed our annual candidate survey. 93% 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 five 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 94% of our candidates are proud to work for Driver Hire, whilst 96% of customers rated our 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.

Training

Driver Hire is a leading provider of Driver CPC training – we have delivered over 148,000 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 01622 686999 or email maidstone@driverhire.co.uk

Much more than driving

As well as supplying high quality drivers and operatives, Driver Hire offers a range of wider recruitment and training services. It’s also important that we listen to what our customer and candidate requirements are so we conduct regular surveys to help us to keep improving.

Use the navigation buttons on the left to see more from Driver Hire Maidstone.

Driver CPC Training

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%*.

As the Maidstone & Medway office designated CPC trainer I am happy to undertake Driver CPC Training at our training room, your premises (around the UK, subject to travel expenses) or an alternative venue of your choice. Our aim is to provide training in an informal but meaningful way, making the whole process as useful and enjoyable as possible.

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 01622 686999 or visit our  training website.

*Surveys conducted after completion of training. 

Open Courses

DCPC Saturday Training 2019

Sat 27th Apr – Vulnerable road users & Highway code –  1 available

Sat 25th May – Digi Tacho & Delivery Driving – 0 available

Sat 15th June – Drivers Hours & Road Traffic Laws – 10 available

Sat 22nd June – Vulnerable road users & High way code – 0 available

Sat 6th July – Drivers Hours & Highway Code – 11 available

Sat 20th July – Digi Tacho & Customer Service – 8 available

Sat 17th Aug – Safe Loading & On Road Occurrences – 12 available

Sat 24th Aug – Digi Tacho & Vulnerable road users – 12 available

Sat 7th Sep – Safe Loading & Delivery Driving – 11 available

Sat 5th Oct – Digi Tacho & Highway code – 12 available

Sat 9th Nov – Drivers hours & Safe loading – 12 available

Sat 7th Dec – Road traffic Laws & On Road Occurrences – 12 available

Available CPC Modules

Safe Loading & Unloading of Goods Vehicles includes:

Great for new and experienced drivers, keep abreast of legislation

  • Loading bay management
  • Handling dangerous goods
  • Fork lift truck safety
  • General safety considerations
  • Safe loading and the law

Digital Tachograph includes:

Useful training for seasoned and new drivers

  • Why it was introduced
  • The Vehicle unit (VU)
  • Mode selection and on-screen messages
  • Time management
  • Manual entries
  • Mixed tachograph operations
  • Tachograph cards

Drivers Hours & Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations includes:

Great training for newly passed drivers and drivers moving within the industry.

  • Why do we have Drivers’ Hours
  • The legal framework
  • EU Drivers’ Hours
  • Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations
  • Consequences of non compliance
  • Enforcement

Road Traffic Law includes:

Good training for anyone in the industry, new and old. Topics not often discussed.

  • Who’s who in transport
  • Vehicle safety, weights and dimensions
  • The Highway Code
  • Driving licences: entitlements, renewals, restriction and offence codes
  • Operators licence
  • Operators Compliance Risk Score

Highway Code & Spotting Hazards includes:

Useful to all road users

  • Various road users
  • Updates to the Highway Code
  • Lesser known Highway Code facts
  • Hazard spotting
  • Signals, signs and road marking

Fuel Efficient Driving includes:

Useful training for any drivers

  • Why is fuel efficiency so important
  • Who is responsible
  • Driving techniques
  • Walk round check

Dealing With On Road Occurrences includes:

Interesting discussions no matter how long you have been driving

  • Dealing with accidents and emergencies
  • Personal safety and security
  • Dealing with roadside conflict
  • Road related stress
  • Roadside check

Delivery Driving includes:

Ideal training for drivers fairly new to the industry

  • Customer service
  • The importance of good communication
  • Effective route planning
  • Vehicle safety
  • Fuel efficiency

Vulnerable Road Users includes:

A session of lively debate, usually enjoyed by all. Relevant to ALL road users

  • Current standards addressing Vulnerable Road Users
  • What hazards do they face
  • Driving safely
  • Fleet safety
  • Driver and employers responsibilities
  • Vulnerable road users responsibilities

Customer Service includes:

Not just for drivers’ with customer facing positions, interesting debates on driving styles etc.

  • What is customer service
  • Understanding the value of good customer service
  • Managing your customer and their expectations
  • Good and bad examples
  • Positive communication skills

Driving Commercially In The UK

This module gives the bare essentials from all of the modules we present. (except First Aid) Driving commercially is either a peek view at what our modules are about, or a look back at what we have trained previously.

Proud to be Driver Hire

What our customers said about working with Driver Hire Nationwide 

•  96% of people rated Driver Hire’s customer service as excellent or good
   (responses from over 200 customers in December 2018)

•  For the third 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 2018)

•  83% of customers rated Driver Hire’s value for money as excellent or good
   (responses from over 200 customers in December 2018)

•  Some of the things customers said about Driver Hire include ‘exceptional service’, ‘going the extra mile’,
‘pleasure to work with’, ‘reliable drivers’ and ‘good communication’
   (responses from over 200 customers in December 2018)

 

What our candidates said about working for Driver Hire Nationwide

•  94% of candidates are proud to work for Driver Hire

•  84% of candidates scored 8/10 or more when asked if they would recommend working for Driver Hire

•  93% of candidates rated the level of respect & customer service they receive from Driver Hire
as excellent or good

•  The top two things on our candidates’ list of reasons to work for Driver Hire were
‘variety of work’, ‘friendly/welcoming place to work’

•  Over half of candidates said they would definitely recommend working for Driver Hire Nationwide

•  Some of the things Candidates said about working for Driver Hire include ‘regular work’,
‘look after their workers’, ‘work with them not for them’, ‘listen’, ‘reliable agency’,
‘pleasure to work with’ and ‘good communication’

(All candidate responses from over 900 candidates surveyed in December 2018)

 

 

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 Maidstone & Medway team.

Call: 01622 686999
Email: maidstone@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 93% 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 Maidstone & Medway 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:

  • Unit F5, St Georges Business Park
  • Castle Road
  • Sittingbourne
  • Kent
  • ME10 3TB
  • Telephone: 01622 686999

How to find us:

Travelling by car

Take Castle Road travelling away from Sittingbourne, on the first corner to the left please take an immediate right into St George’s Business Park. Once through the main gates please turn left and left again, our office will be on your right (Driver Hire logo in window) and normally plenty of parking available.

Please dial 05 on the keypad to contact the office who will let you in.

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 Maidstone & Medway, here are the people who’ll be looking after you:

office member

Pete Pimperton

Director

Telephone: 01622686999

About Pete Pimperton
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Pete has worked for Driver Hire for over 5 years and is a Joint Venture partnering with Driver Hire

office member

Richard Bourner

Sales Consultant

Telephone: 01622686999

About Richard Bourner
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Richard has now been with Driver Hire for nearly a year. Richard is responsible for building the business in the Maidstone area

Resources

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.