South Devon

Welcome to Driver Hire South Devon. 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 01364 644149 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 2017, over 1,000 people per year completed our annual candidate survey. 91% 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 90% 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 130,000 driver training days throughout the UK. Visit our training website to find out more. We are running courses throughout the year at our premises in Saltash and across Devon & Cornwall at our customer’s sites. Click on this link for local course dates: DH Plymouth CPC Course Dates

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 – answered by one of our Ops Staff – NO CALL CENTRES!
  • 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 01364 644149 or email southdevon@driverhire.co.uk

With 30 years’ experience in the business, 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. At Driver Hire South Devon we endeavour to understand your business as effectively as possible. This enables us to offer you innovative solutions to your workforce needs, with a proper “Savile Row”  package, tailored to your individual needs. We have vast personal experience at the office of working as drivers and managers in the Class 1, Class 2 and multi-drop van arena so you will be talking to people who have genuinely experienced the difficulties that you face every day. We have a team of  around 200 skilled drivers available at any one time who are on many and varied assignments. These range from driving Class 1 Artics to Belgium or Holland, UK Night Trunking, Local Tipper and Cat C HIAB work, Class 2 Cage work, Refrigerated/Frozen Deliveries, bread delivery (nights), Multi-Drop Parcels, Minibus, or even picking up Porsches, Range Rovers and Jaguars and delivering them! How can we help YOU? Call us on 01364 644149 or email southdevon@driverhire.co.uk to find out more and organise for us to come a see you.

Contacting us 

Our phone number is 01364 644149 or email southdevon@driverhire.co.uk

Our premises are open Monday to Friday 0830 – 1700, however the telephone is anwered 24/7/365 (or 366 in a leap year!) by an Operations Manager from our office – NO CALL CENTRES for us!

If you are a business looking for temporary staff or drivers, we offer a genuine 24/7 service, all year round. Although our office is not open on Bank Holidays or weekends, no matter what time of the day or night you contact us, you will be able to speak directly to a member of the Driver Hire Plymouth & Cornwall Operations team.

Proud to franchise

Driver Hire Plymouth & Cornwall is part of a franchise organisation. We passionately believe that this gives our customers and candidates the very best of both worlds. The office has been in business for over 20 years and will bring a great deal of experience to bear on providing a solution to your needs.

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

Commitment to quality

We are very proud of the high quality standards that we offer. Driver Hire has won a string of awards over the years, including awards for training and customer service. In terms of the service you receive, you may be interested to know that a Driver Hire driver has been 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 ISO 9001 standards and we are members of many well-respected trade bodies, including the Road Haulage Association and the Freight Transport Association.

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.

We currently have people working in Category B, C & C+E & D1 driving jobs all over Saltash, Liskeard, Callington, Launceston, Bodmin, St. Austell, Wadebridge, Rock, Camelford, Roche, Plymouth, Ivybridge, Dartmouth, Totnes, Newton Abbot, Paignton, Kingsbridge, Ashburton, Buckfastleigh…

Call us on  01364 644149 or email southdevon@driverhire.co.uk if you would like to talk to us about extra temporary or permanent staff.

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%*

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 01364 644149 or visit our training website.

*Surveys conducted after completion of training

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 South Devon team.

Call: 01364 644149
Email: southdevon@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 90% 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 South Devon 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.

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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 Plymouth & Cornwall, here are the people who’ll be looking after you:

The Team at Driver Hire Plymouth, also experts in Driver CPC  Training in Devon and Cornwall

Tom Williams – Assistant Manager – South Devon

Tom joined Driver Hire in January 2015 via a recommendation from one of our staff. Following the great reports we received following his one week induction at DH Head Office in Bradford, Tom has developed a great rapport with both our staff and customers. Passionate about Rugby, Tom is luckily First Aid trained. January 2016 – HOT NEWS! Tom’s promotion to Operations Co-ordinator has just been confirmed. Tom is now part of the 24/7/365 “on-call” rota, so if you call us out of hours, Tom may well be looking after you. JANUARY 2017 – Tom has been promoted again! Now he is Assistant Manager, with a new responsibility for customer sales and service in the South Devon area.

Connor Ferguson– Group Operations Manager

Having completed an apprenticeship in Business Administration, Connor joined Driver Hire in November 2012 from an environmental company. He has learned all aspects of the business and if you call the office will often be the first to answer your call. Outside Driver Hire, Connor is passionate about football and spent two years at Plymouth Argyle as a Junior. Congratulations are due to Connor as he was promoted on 1/6/13 from Business Administration Trainee to his new position as Operations Co-ordinator. More congratulations are due to Connor on his (September 2014) promotion to Operations Manager. There’s no stopping him – watch out Rod, he’ll be running the company in a few years….

Ben Holtam – Business Development Manager

Ben joined us in January 2017 following an eight-month stint driving for us during a career break. His logistics experience comes from retail “multi-drop” sales in wholesale food and various other seasonal supply chains. Having successfully run his own business for many years, as well as working with a number of large national companies, Ben has a good understanding of how to find the right solution for a customer, with a warm, friendly approach and great empathy.

Outside work, he is a family man with a great interest in music. He has a love for house music and until recently produced his own weekly podcast presenting and mixing his own radio show which was broadcast on several radio stations around the globe. He still DJ’s from time to time and regularly posts his deep and soulful house mixes online under the name DJ BenG.

Kerrie Rundle – Accounts & Payroll Manager

Kerrie joined us from a family business in May 2014 and is firmly entrenched in the “engine room” of the office processing timesheets, invoicing and preparing the accounts. Kerrie has made a huge difference and was promoted (December 2014) from Accounts Assistant to Accounts & Payroll Manager. Like many of us here, she is a real petrolhead and a competitive Stock Car racer at times.

 Mike Hayward – Senior Recruitment Consultant/Head of I.T.

Mike joined Driver Hire Plymouth in May 2012 as a Multi-Drop van driver. He has worked with a huge number of our clients and knows most of the “van jobs” back to front and sideways. In addition to this, he is a very talented I.T. developer/engineer who designed and implemented all our in-house telephone and computer systems. In May 2018, he was persuaded to join our Operations staff, bringing his driver knowledge and technical ability into the office. Welcome Mike! Mike is also an ex-racer and confirmed petrolhead.

Becky King – Accounts Assistant

Becky joined the team in January 2016 as an assistant to Kerrie. Originally having worked in the Transport Department at one of our big customers, she took some time off to devote to her children. We are lucky to have Becky’s knowledge of the Transport Sector and attention to detail in our accounts department.

Rupert Eyre – Transport Co-ordinator & CPC Trainer

Rupert has been with Driver Hire as a 7.5 tonne driver since 2011, but came off the road in December 2016 to help co-ordinate drivers and vehicles for some of our larger customers. With his eye for detail and ready sense of humour, he is always a pleasure to work with. With the Driver CPC deadline of September 2019 looming, Rupert is increasingly busy delivering our CPC training courses.

Mark Clarke – Lead Driver (LGV C+E, Hiab, IPAF, Digicard & Driver CPC)

Highly experienced with hugely diverse customers, Mark is in constant demand. Mark’s capabilities span refrigerated artics, tankers, boat transport, IPAF platforms (cherry pickers to you and me), Class C HIABs (rigids with cranes), plant delivery (both flowers and diggers) and much more… call us on 01752 842888 if you need him or another of our crew.

Rod Halling – Managing Director

Rod has had his Class 1 HGV licence since the misty beginnings of time (1977 to be exact). Having experienced multi-drop work (parcels, carpets, wine etc), international artic work from the UK to Scandinavia and Europe, fridge work, tipper work, steel transport and other general haulage work he is in a position to appreciate what it is like at the sharp end.

More recently, Rod has run a variety of businesses from a music recording studio complex, through to a backpackers’ hostel and a specialist furniture business with customers from the music industry (Elton John, George Harrison, The England World Cup Squad…) to big business (South West Water, The Environment Agency, Devon County Council, BT…). Rod aims to treat everybody as he would wish to be treated himself – be it our drivers or customers.

 Gibson – Meeter & Greeter.
Our very friendly black Labrador who will make you welcome when you call into the office. Having a pocket full of dog treats always goes down well with him!

Contact the office on 01364 644149 or email Southdevon@driverhire.co.uk 

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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.

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.