TLP Recruitment provides excellent prospects for career progression in the driving and industrial sector across the UK. TLP not only helps drivers like you find your next role, but we also help progress your career with further development and training. Not all of our jobs will be listed below so be sure to search our wider database or give us a call for the freshest vacancies.
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Immediate Starts Available - Temp to Perm Available As the preferred supplier for our client of 10 years we urgently require experienced 7.5T drivers who possess a Digi card and DCPC Qualification for a prestigous Home Delivery contract. Working as part of a two man delivery team you will deliver furniture direct to customer homes. Manual Handling training is provided by our client, with the emphasis on quality and customer service. Commutable From Tonbridge, Maidstone, Hastings, Sevenoaks, Strood, Rochester On Offer Competitive Rates of pay Long-term opportunity AM Starts between 5-6 am Preloaded vehicles Variety of days to available PAYE Strong potential for temp to perm for reliable high performers Regular ongoing work, our drivers currently work 4 - 6 days per week Weekly Pay Multi-drop Uniform provided You need to have or be: Valid UK 7.5T (C1) Licence Category Digital Tachograph Card Drivers CPC Qualification and Card An early riser Aged 21 or over (Insurance Restrictions) Maximum 6 endorsement points on your licence (minor traffic offences only) NO DR, DD, IN endorsements Physically fit and mobile (the role requires you to lift some heavy items) Have a positive, professional and flexible approach* This contract is recruiting now and we are recruiting on a first come first served basis. Please contact Chris Cundall or Sam Chester in our Maidstone Branch for further details and arrange Registration or submit your CV
Warehouse Stock Controller
c£21,000 per annum plus benefits
Warehouse Stock Controller c£21,000 per annum plus benefits Commutable from Carrington, Partington, Sale, Leigh and Altrincham 59335AM An excellent opportunity to join a market leading manufacturer. They are seeking an individual to manage warehouse inventory and to ensure stock is available to meet customer orders. Control of all stock within the warehouse Recording and controlling any received and returned product Creation of all pick notes and delivery notes from the system in coordination with the Transport Planner Confirmation of all pick reporting as and when complete on system Liaison with head office with regards to delivery queries, product enquiries, sample requests and other requests as and when they occur Control the completion of customer specific delivery requirement procedures and documents and labels as and when required Stock movements within the system Ensuring stock is reworked as required via internal and external staff where required Carrying out and recording perpetual and periodical stock counts, and investigating and reporting any discrepancies Management of annual stock count in late December Liaison with the Supply Chain Manager over the booking of inward deliveries Management of new products packaging and waste information and completion of stock information sheet The ideal candidate will have a strong stock control background with excellent inventory skills. Knowledge of excel would be of advantage.
Class 2 Hiab Driver
We are currently recruiting for HGV Class 2 Hiab drivers for temporary work based in and around the Bournemouth & Poole region. If you’re currently looking for work then please apply today. Offer Weekly work (Monday - Friday) Flexibility Chance to gain experience with a wide range of vehicles. £12.00 -£15.00 per hour (Quoted on Payee and LTD). 24 Hour call services provided Weekly paid All shifts are guaranteed 8 Hours Minimum per day (Unless told otherwise) TLP More Driving Uniform provided. Requirements Full CAT C driving licence Hiab Certificate (ITSSAR or ALLMI) Current Digital card and driver qualification card (CPC) No more than 6 points on your licence (No IN/DR) Positive working attitude Ability to communicate professionally with clients If you’re interested in applying for this position please send across your C.V alternatively contact TLP More Driving to speak to a member of the team.
HGV Class 1 Night Driver
We are currently recruiting for HGV Class 1 Night drivers for temporary work based in and around the Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding areas. If you’re currently looking for work then please apply today. Offer Weekly work (Monday - Friday) Flexibility Chance to gain experience with a wide range of vehicles £13.00 - £14.00 per hour Payee 24 Hour call services provided Weekly paid Newly qualified drivers welcome All shifts are guaranteed 8 Hours Minimum per day (Unless told otherwise) TLP More Driving Uniform provided. Requirements Full CAT C+E driving licence Current Digital card and driver qualification card (CPC) No more than 6 points on your licence (No IN/DR) Positive working attitude Ability to communicate professionally with clients If you’re interested in applying for this position please send across your C.V
HGV and LGV are the European terms used to describe Heavy Goods vehicles and Large Goods Vehicles respectively. There is no difference between the two.
There is currently a high demand for drivers of all classes of HGV/LGV vehicles in the UK.
Depending upon the class of licence you hold, an HGV driver can drive vehicles ranging from 3.5T to 44T in unladen weight.
HGV/LGV drivers transport goods across the country or into Europe. Drivers are strictly regulated in regard to the size of vehicle they can drive, the goods they can carry and the hours they can work.
Goods transported can be almost anything from fresh foods delivered to supermarkets, components delivered to factories or concert gear being moved from venue to venue.
HGV/LGV drivers enjoy a high level of autonomy and therefore need to be able to work with limited supervision and be able to make decisions for themselves.
Drivers can choose to work days, nights or ‘Tramping’ which involves being on the road several days, sleeping in the wagon.
As well as driving the vehicle, professional drivers must also undertake regular checks to ensure the safety of their vehicle and closely monitor their hours to ensure they are safe to drive.
What do they earn?
One of the great benefits of entering this industry is that experience gives you a higher salary. The following is a guide for salary expectations:
Starter: £18,000-£22,000 per annum
Experienced: £23,000-£28,000 per annum
Highly Experienced: £29,000-£35,000 per annum
Extra income can sometimes occur through un-social hours pay and shift covers.
HGV drivers’ hours are very strictly regulated. The hours you can drive will depend on several factors such as the type of vehicle you’re driving, and where you’re driving it. For drivers of larger vehicles, hours are recorded on a digital tachograph that will track your total hours, driving hours, rest periods and other data such as driving speeds and distances.
There really are no ‘typical hours’. However, many drivers start early in the morning whilst others prefer to drive through the night. The rules are the same regardless of when you are driving.
The main EU rules on HGV driving hours state that drivers should not drive more than:
Nine hours per day (this can be extended to 10 hours twice a week)
56 hours in any single week
90 hours in any two consecutive weeks
The EU rules also include several requirements on rest breaks. HGV drivers must take:
At least 11 hours rest every day – they can reduce this to nine hours rest three times in a week
An unbroken break of 45 hours every week – they can reduce this to 24 hours every other week
Their weekly rest after six days of working
A break or breaks which total at least 45 minutes after no more than 4.5 hours driving
You will need to be at least 18 years of age and already in possession of a full licence to drive a car.
In order to become an HGV driver in the UK of any class, you need to apply for your provisional licence, take a medical exam, theory test, get the driver CPC certification, get your training from a DVLA approved instructor & then take the Practical test, and then clock up 35 hours of additional training every 5 years.
Once you’re over 45, you need to renew your licence every 5 years until you’re 65, at which point your renewal needs to be annual.
You will need to pass different tests in order to qualify to drive different types of vehicles.
Any vehicle over 7.5t and up to 44t that has a detachable or separate trailer requires this type of licences. The Cat 'C+E' licences can only be applied for after you have taken and passed your Cat 'C'.
A Category ‘C’ licence is required for vehicles in a rigid-based body that is over 7.5t and any HGV, providing the vehicle is all one unit (i.e. the cab does not separate from the trailer).
Training costs vary, as does the way in which you can learn. Some organisations offer courses running over 5-6 consecutive days whilst others spread the training over several weeks. On average training will cost circa £1,000 plus fees for the tests.
A full training course will enable to qualify for both a licence and the Drivers Certificate of Competence (CPC) which is a requirement for all drivers. Modules will include:
Hazard perception theory test. 20 hazard clips. Each clip consists of 2 to 3 hazards. Must get at least 67 (out of 100) points to be awarded a pass.
50 multiple-choice questions based on 7 different scenarios. The scenarios are designed to reflect situations a professional LGV driver will encounter in his or her working life. Must get at least 40 answers correct to be awarded a pass.
A 1.5-hour practical driving test. This will include 'tell me, show me' questions, reversing exercise and approximately 1 hour driving on the public highway
Practical associated knowledge exam. No driving is required for this part as It’s all about what a driver does whilst not driving.
This may include checking the vehicle is not incorrectly loaded or overloaded, securing a load with the correct restraining devices, checking a vehicle is safe and in good working order before taking it on the public highway etc.
Once qualified Class 2 drivers can earn circa £22,000 on average.
A category C1 licence is a requirement for driving any goods vehicle that is above 3.5t and below 7.5t in weight. However, If you gained your driving licence before 1997, you will automatically have this category on your licence. If you gained your driving licence after 1997, you will have to take a test.
There are also additional licences required to handle certain equipment found on some trucks and also for loads that are considered to be high risk.
Training takes 3-5 days on average and whilst costs can vary, expect to pay circa £1,000.
You will also need a CPC certificate in order to be able to drive a C1 vehicle
C1 jobs often tend to be localised, business to business deliveries. This may entail making up to 15 drops in a day and may include some manual handling.
An ADR (Agreement to carry Dangerous goods by Road) is required to transport certain goods such as gases, flammable liquids or solids, corrosives or toxic material.
HIAB Licence qualifies the driver to load and offload the platform to which the HIAB crane is attached, hence the name Lorry Mounted Loader.
In addition to your driving licence, you will also need to gain a Drivers CPC qualification.
The CPC acronym stands for 'Certificate of Professional Competence'. You cannot obtain a commercial driving licence without completing this initial qualification.
Drivers CPC covers topics that include:
Drivers Hours and Tachograph
Vehicle Maintenance and Defect Reporting
First on the Scene (accident prevention and first aid)
Highway Code + Understand and Protect your Driving Licence
Loads and Loading (HGV Only)
The School Run and Safeguarding (PSV Only).
There are excellent prospects for career progression for those who are willing to gain experience and study. Experience also allows drivers to move to higher-paying positions, such as a Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) instructor, freight transport planner, or even a manager for an HGV company.
Across our branches, we offer a wide range of HGV/LGV roles ensuring drivers enjoy variety and flexible working hours that fit around family life and other commitments.
Roles may include transporting containers from docks to customers, palletised goods from depot to customers or moving containers around the docks using tugs.
We offer day shifts, night shifts and tramping where the driver sleeps in the cab for several nights whilst driving longer distances around the country.
Whilst most bookings tend to be Monday – Friday some weekend shifts are available.
We also have roles requiring an ADR licence moving hazardous goods or materials.
Many of our class 1 drivers choose to work through a Limited Company however, we are equally happy to accommodate drivers on a PAYE basis.
Class 2 jobs tend to be local business to business deliveries with the majority of bookings (but not all) being for day shifts.