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.
28,500 - 30,000
7.5t Driver, Basingstoke Immediate start following an induction on Monday 16th March. Interview First £28,500 per annum rising to £30000 after 6 months / Discount card / yearly bonus if permanent. You can stay temporary if preferred. Permanent offers depend on performance during contract Start rate of pay £11 PAYE or £15 if ltd. or umbrella We have a fantastic opportunity for 7.5t drivers to work on a prestigious home delivery contract based in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Working as part of a two-person team, you will deliver a white goods direct to customer homes. Manual Handling training is provided by our client, with the emphasis on quality and customer service. Paying £28500 a year once permanent 13-week temp to perm £30,000 after 6 months 7am Start times Pre-loaded vehicles Working 5 on 3 off shift pattern Immediate start following successful assessment and induction Gas / Plumbing / Electrical installation courses given Annual bonus 10% discount card You need to have or be: Valid UK 7.5T (C1) 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 Pass the driving assessment If you are interested in this position, please apply or call Shaz on 023 80 663 049.
Stock Controller (Monday to Friday days)
£20,000 plus bonus and benefits
Stock Controller (Monday to Friday days) Commutable from Alcester, Evesham, Worcester, Tewkesbury and Chipping Campden c£20,000 plus bonus and benefits 59241M 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. To ensure PI (perpetual inventory) checks are completed across both the main and satellite warehouses. To plan stock checks at satellite locations as per the stock control policy. To complete any stock adjustments required once sufficient investigation has been carried out. To carry out any ad-hoc stock check requests from various departments. To work alongside other Procurement colleagues and assist in the stock count procedure for satellite locations. To investigate and report on any discrepancies highlighted by either Ad-hoc or PI stock checks. To comply with the current onsite Health and Safety policy. The ideal candidate will have a strong stock control background with excellent inventory skills. Knowledge of excel would be of advantage.
Class 2 Drivers
£10-12 per hour (PAYE & LTD. rates)
Class 2 Drivers TLP in Southampton are dedicated to finding you work during this difficult period of time in the UK. We are currently recruiting for class 2 drivers who are willing to work during this stressful time. We work with various clients across Hampshire and are seeking drivers, as you are classed key workers, to join us in continuing with transport services as usual. Offer Weekly pay £10-12ph depending on PAYE & Ltd. rates + OT £25 per night out if you decide to tramp Minimum of 8 or 10 hours Flexibility to suit you Day shifts & occasional nights shifts (dependent) Opportunities to gain experience within a wide range of clients, who may be open to temp-perm opportunities if you display a good attitude Opportunities for new drivers to gain experience with unpaid trial days Ongoing support from a dedicated team of workers Requirements Class 2 licence, full CPC and Digi card No more than 6 points on your licence Basic Physical Fitness Good attitude to working hard Ability to communicate professionally with clients If this is of interest to you then please apply to get a head start for a new career or contact Shaz at TLP Recruitment, Southampton
Class 1 Drivers
£10-12 per hour (PAYE & LTD. rates)
Class 1 Drivers – We need you! TLP in Southampton are dedicated to finding you work during this difficult period of time in the UK. We work with various clients across Hampshire and are seeking drivers, as you are classed key workers, to join us in continuing with transport services as usual. We are currently recruiting for class 1 drivers either for containers, trunking and tramping, depending on what suits you! We have both day and night work available. Offer Weekly pay £10-12ph depending on PAYE & Ltd. rates + OT £25 per night out if you decide to tramp Minimum of 8 or 10 hours Weekly work guaranteed Day & Night shifts available Flexibility to suit you Consistent tramping work Ongoing support from a dedicated team of workers at TLP Opportunities to work for a wide range of clients, who may be open to temp-perm opportunities if you display a good attitude Requirements Class 1 licence, full CPC and Digi card At least 3 months licence. Containers experience 3 months Good at communicating in English No more than 6 points on your licence for minor driving as DVLA checks carried out Basic Physical Fitness If this is of interest to you then please apply or contact Shaz at TLP Recruitment, Southampton. You will have to come in and register.
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.