Driver Hire is the UK’s largest specialist transport and logistics recruitment company. We offer temporary and permanent driving jobs, non-driving work and Driver CPC training So, if you are an individual looking for work or an organisation looking for staff, you have come to the right place If you would like to register your interest with us either as a driver looking for a new opportunity or a company requiring new drivers then please contact us: 01865 798 998

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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 01865 798998 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.

94% of candidates rate the level of respect and service received from their Driver Hire office as Excellent / Good. We’ve now received similar results five years running.  88% of candidates scored 8/10 or more when asked if they would recommend working for Driver Hire (responses from 1,062 candidates in December 2022)

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.

Looking For Staff

Why come to Driver Hire Oxford for transport and logistics staff?

Driver Hire is the largest specialist recruitment service in the UK and Ireland for supplying drivers and staff to the transport and logistics industry. We have 40 years’ experience and a nationwide network of over 100 offices. Every day we help to place drivers, couriers and chauffeurs, 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.

98% of people rated Driver Hire’s customer service as excellent or good (highest ever score) – 79% chose excellent (also the highest ever score for ‘excellent’ rating).  ‘Reliable service’ topped the list as the main thing customers would miss if they weren’t using Driver Hire, with ‘Personal contact’ a close second this year (top reason from customer responses in December 2022).  Reliable service, personal contact and flexibility were the top three things our customers said they would miss the most if they weren’t using Driver Hire (responses from 444 customers in December 2022)


Much more than driving

Today, Driver Hire Oxford offers a full range of recruitment services, including full and part time roles, driving jobs and non-driving positions. We can also help with managerial, professional and traditional operational roles. Click here to see the full range of services we provide.

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, Cat. D & D1 (PCV/PSV), 7.5 tonne, vans, cars/chauffeurs, fork lift
Specialist skills ADR, HIAB, multi-drop, IPAF
Non-driving logistics staff Mates, warehouse operatives, pickers/packers
Public sector Waste disposal, parks, recreation, other operatives
Professional / managers Logistics co-ordinators, transport managers, etc

Quality assured supply

Driver Hire is a franchise business. That means all our offices are committed to providing the service levels and local knowledge that only an owner operated business can deliver. At the same time, you benefit from the consistent quality standards, expertise and experience of a large nationwide network.

Driver Hire Oxford has been in business for over 28 years. We really understand what local businesses need and aim to supply the highest quality people. Driver Hire Oxford has won a string of awards over the years, including awards for training and customer service. A Driver Hire driver was named ‘Agency Driver of the Year’ by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation four times in the last seven years.

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 ISO9001:2015 standards and we are members of many well-respected trade bodies, including the Road Haulage Association and the Freight Transport Association.

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 Oxford customer you benefit from:

  • Genuine 24 hour, 365-day service straight to an Operations Manager – NO CALL-CENTRES FOR US! Call 01865 798 998 any time.
  • A nationwide network combining consistency of service with local attention to detail. Our drivers KNOW how to drive on Oxford’s unique road system.
  • Access to high quality drivers and logistics staff that are competent, assessed, fully referenced, and licence checked.
  • Peace of mind – recruitment problems will not affect the efficiency of your organisation.

Recruitment services for all your drivers and logistics staff in Oxford

We currently have people working in Category B, C, C+E, 7.5 tonne & D1 driving jobs all over Oxford, Bicester, Didcot, Wantage, Banbury, Chipping Norton, Witney, Carterton, Wallingford, Thame, Kingston Bagpuize, Abingdon, Kidlington, Upper Heyford, Chipping Warden, Bletchingdon, Chinnor, Benson and more…

Call us on 01865 798 998 if you would like to talk to us about extra temporary or permanent staff.  

Driver CPC Training

Driver CPC Training in Oxford Here at Driver Hire Oxford we run regular driver CPC courses. Driver Hire is a leading player in the logistics industry. We are specialist providers of transport and logistics recruitment services, with a long-established reputation for supplying the very best staff to our customers throughout the UK.

Driver Hire is now the largest provider of Driver CPC in the UK. Our head office has invested a small fortune in the training and materials for the courses. We aim to be the best and most cost effective solution for all of your Driver CPC training needs.

To date we have held over 10,673 driver training days. Background to Driver CPC If you hold a Cat. C1, D1, C, D, or C+E licence which dates back to before September 10th 2009, you will have “acquired rights” and this is applicable for five years.

If you wish to continue driving for a living, you need to attend 35 hours of Driver CPC Periodic Training at an Approved Centre and your details must be entered on the DSA website database. The 35 hours can be divided into five seven-hour courses and we advise you not to delay in starting your training.

At Driver Hire Oxford, our aim is to provide training in an informal, participative but meaningful way, making the whole learning process as useful and enjoyable as possible. We are happy to undertake Driver CPC training anywhere in Oxford, Bicester, Didcot, Wantage, Banbury, Chipping Norton, Witney, Carterton, Wallingford, Thame, Kingston Bagpuize, Abingdon, Kidlington, Upper Heyford, Chipping Warden, Bletchingdon, Chinnor, Benson and many more…

Why Driver Hire?

When you book your Driver CPC training through Driver HireOxford, you can be confident that you are getting great training. Our modules are fully JAUPT approved. Our Centre Approval number is AC00669. In addition, you are working with a company that has 40 years’ experience in serving the road transport industry.

Driver CPC Training in Oxford 

We understand the challenges that face everyone working in this industry, so our service has been designed to make everything as simple as possible. Flexibility We won’t pin you down to a particular date or make your drivers travel miles for their training. We’ll work with you to find a date and venue that suits your business. We can even come to you, if you have appropriate facilities.

We also give you a choice of modules so you can choose the subjects that you think will be most useful. Real value for money It’s not enough just to ‘meet your obligations’. We want to make sure that as well as helping drivers obtain their Driver CPC training, their employers benefited too. So we have designed our courses to make sure that they are time well-invested for drivers and employers alike.

Our Fuel Efficient Driving course is a great example of this – with the potential to deliver significant savings in one of the most costly parts of your business. We make it easy If you haven’t used Driver Hire Oxford before, you may also be wondering how to keep your fleet moving while your drivers are in training. Well, you’ve come to the right place.

We’ll be delighted to supply high quality drivers to cover for them. We can make payment easy too, with a range of payment options available. To book your Driver CPC training…

Call Driver Hire Oxford now on 01865 798 998

Licence Checking

We’re pleased to introduce Driver Hire’s new online licence checking system. If you have anyone driving for your organisation for business purposes, you are legally obliged to ensure that their licence is valid and covers the vehicle they are driving. Our new system is simple and easy to use. It will save you time and money by automaticallycarrying out the required checks directly through the DVLA database on time, every time, creating an auditable online record – thus providing you with complete peace of mind. Benefits:

  • Easy to use – no complicated set up processes or tutorials required
  • Bespoke – completely configurable, align your checks to your company’s own policies and procedures
  • Customer Support– just a phone call away, and are available to answer any questions or queries you may have
  • 24 Hour Access- online access means you can view your data any time, anywhere
  • Record and Report – the reporting function enables you to extract data whenever necessary
  • Audit trial – every check and the results are stored and recorded, providing you with a clear and transparent audit trail
  • No Software Installation Required- hosted by us in the cloud, you can access DH Licence Check from any internet connection. There are no lengthy installs or server issues to contend with.

To find out more about our new system contact a member of our team on 01865 798998 or email us at oxford@driverhire.co.uk

Permanent Recruitment

We recognise that when it comes to recruitment, a ‘one size fits all’ approach simply doesn’t work. That’s why we offer a range of different permanent recruitment options, depending on the level of work that you want us to take off your hands. Time Preparation Time invested before the recruitment process begins can save many ‘dead ends’.

We can help you from the word go. Reviewing CVs If the role you’re filling is popular, you could receive dozens of CVs. Do you have the time to review them all? Interviews It’s unusual for a job to be offered on the back of just one interview. Let us take care of the early stages for you. Candidate Type of person for the job This depends on the company but also the type of role, and who the new recruit will be working for.

Don’t put an ‘ideas’ person into a monotonous role. Skills required We’ll help you work out and document, which skills are essential, and which are desirable before we start looking. Cultural fit We’ll want to get to know you better, to ensure that we match the shortlisted candidates to the culture of your organisation. Advertising Right place Is it worth an ad in the local press or a trade journal?

Which are the best internet job sites to use? We know where to go Right time Do most people look for work during the week? Evenings? Weekends?Which are the peak days for job hunting? Well written You need to sell your vacancy to attract the best people. The ad must look professional and the job appealing.

Experience counts here. Legal An apparently innocent comment in a job ad – how many years’ experience, for example could spell trouble. We’ll make sure any ads are legal. Assessment Key criteria defined To be sure of finding the right person for the job, it makes sense to work out exactly what you’re looking for in advance. All people involved are aware of the details Different people respond to others in different ways. That’s fine, but you also need a shared, rational basis for any assessment.

Legal Obligations Right to work in UK You need to be sure that anyone you take on is legally entitled to work in this country. With dh Recruitment, you can make your selection with total confidence. Data protection and discrimination We’ll help you make sure everything you do is legal. Recruitment can be more expensive than you think According to the CIPD, when a company directly recruits even a basic level employee, the average cost is more than £2,000.

This analysis includes both direct and indirect costs, such as:

• Advertising costs
•  Time spent preparing job details, writing adverts, reviewing applications etc
•  Liaising with newspapers, job boards, the Job Centre
•  Conducting interviews, competence checks, taking up references etc
•  Possible repeat of process if you don’t find the right person first time round

Almost all of this can be done for you by a good recruitment partner. Contact us for more information: T: 01865 798 998 E: oxford@driverhire.co.uk

dh Recruitment in Oxford

Welcome to dh Recruitment in Oxford We are a leading specialist supplier of staff across both commercial & industrial sectors throughout Oxfordshire. We offer a full range of recruitment services for temporary and permanent positions across a wide variety of roles. Our professional, comprehensive service allows you to focus on running your organisation successfully. We pride ourselves on our unrivalled working standards, our know-how and experience in the recruitment industry and our award winning commitment to customer service.

For candidates If you’re looking for a permanent or temporary position, we’re ideally placed to help you find the job you’re looking for! Below you can find a list of the roles we regularly (but not exclusively) recruit for:

  • Transport managers
  • Logistics coordinators
  • Production planners
  • Receptionists & Administrators
  • Operations Managers
  • Office managers
  • Data entry agents
  • Kitchen Assistants
  • Housekeeping
  • Catering Staff

In our jobs section, you can look for vacancies that you are interested in and apply online.

If the position you’re looking for is not listed, don’t lose hope, simply send us your CV and we will give you a call back. We’ll then be able to get to know you to understand your career objectives and assist you in finding your ideal role. For clients We can assist you with a wide range of vacancies you’re looking to fill, afterall recruiting a permanent member of staff can be stressful, expensive and time consuming.

We understand how crucial it is for your business to engage a professional, hard-working and motivated candidate who matches your companies’ values, this is why at dh Recruitment Oxford, we spare no effort in our recruitment process. Additionally, every step of the process can be fully tailored to meet your needs and requirements.

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 40+ 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.

We currently have people working in Category B, C & C+E & D1 driving jobs all over Oxford, Bicester, Didcot, Wantage, Banbury, Chipping Norton, Witney, Carterton, Wallingford, Thame, Kingston Bagpuize, Abingdon, Kidlington, Upper Heyford, Chipping Warden, Bletchingdon, Chinnor, Benson …

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 Oxford team.

Call: 01865 798998
Email: oxford@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 95% 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 Oxford 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. For more information on franchise opportunities with Driver Hire, click here.

Contact us:

How to find us:


We are ideally situated in St Clements, Oxford on the corner of Bath Street. This is in the area between Magdalen Bridge and Headington on the outskirts of our beautiful city. Being so close to the M40 our office is very convenient for London or Birmingham.

From London leave the M40 at Junction 8 and take the A40 to Oxford. At the Headington roundabout take the road towards the City Centre driving through Headington and the down Headington Hill. At the bottom of the hill go through the traffic lights and our office is on the right hand side on the corner of Bath Street.

From the North leave the M40 at junction 9 and take the A34 south towards Newbury. Leave this road at the Pear Tree Interchange and go towards the City centre, turning left onto the ring road, after 2 miles turn right at the Headington roundabout and follow the same directions as above.

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 Oxford, here are the people who’ll be looking after you:

Lorraine – Company Director
Lorraine started Driver Hire Oxford in 1995. During that time she has seen the business grow so that Oxford has been a top ten office in the Driver Hire network for over 25 years.

In 2011 was awarded the title of bfa HSBC Franchisee Regional Winner South West & South Wales, and winning the Driver CPC Training Award twice in the last three years.

Thomas  – Office Administrator
Thomas joined Driver Hire Oxford originally as an Apprentice when he left college in 2012. His role is admin based, which includes payroll, invoicing and office compliance.

Thomas also undertakes Driver CPC duties, dealing with all aspects of Admin and updating the in-house TAS system. He also undertakes the processing of all dhLicence checks for clients and candidates. Thomas has found his experience in the office an enjoyable challenge, which has given him so many new skills.

Theresa Cowling – Recruitment Coordinator

Theresa joined Driver Hire Oxford in July 2023, Theresa comes from a predominately retail based industry, Theresa worked for 39 years in the Blind Industry, where she gained valuable HR and management skills.

Although Theresa has no experience in the recruitment industry, it was very clear from the start that Theresa’s experiences would be beneficial to the office environment, her calming influence and positive attitude helps her to build excellent relationships with both clients and candidates.

Anton Paul – Recruitment Coordinator

Anton joined Driver Hire Oxford in September 2023, Anton’s experiences are mainly from a background of sales, these experiences have helped Anton create a repertoire of skills that suit what Driver Hire needs. His years as a Sales rep allowed Anton to build a great customer service approach as well as key HR skills.

He often found himself reassuring clients and placating candidates, so Anton can spot a bad egg when he sees one. Anton came to our business with no prior experience in recruitment, however his can do attitude and key skills showed how valuable he is in a very short space of time.

Farrell Stoker – Recruitment Coordinator

Farrell joined us at the start of 2024, Farrells main duties include dealing with new registrations, updating social media and gathering new clients. Farrells experience comes from an industrial background mainly with a tenure at BMW and some time at Unipart.

Although Farrell has no prior experience in recruitment he quickly showed that his intuitiveness and keen attitude made him a great fit for this role.

Steven Thompson – Digital Marketing Manager
Steven joined our team with the primary aim of enhancing all aspects of our digital profile and content. His previous experience in this field includes Managing Editor of a banking magazine and Head of Corporate Communications for a retail bank.

Through the use of web analytics tools, he will provide data that can drive strategic decisions regarding our online recruitment tactics and enhance opportunities for both our clients and promote the business overall.


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

For Candidates: What do I need to do to register with you?

You can register online via this website. 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 additional licences you hold, such as ADR, Moffett, Hiab etc We always take up references on every candidate so please also provide phone numbers of two work related referees.

For Candidates: 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.

For Candidates: 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.

For Customers: 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 Oxford has been fully briefed on any relevant legislation.

For Customers: 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.

For Customers: Can you help me 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.

For Customers: 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.