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.
Full Time Multi Drop Work
£9.70 -11.30 per hour (PAYE & LTD. rates)
Couriers Drivers Needed! Start date is 4th November We are currently recruiting for van drivers for a new work opportunity based in Eastleigh, Hampshire. If you would like an opportunity to get stuck into work then please apply today! Offer Potential permanent job opportunity after 12 weeks Hours between 10am – 8pm day shifts Monday - Friday (weekends may be available on a voluntary basis) Ongoing support from a dedicated team of workers £9.70 - £11.30ph start rate Salary increases to £25,000 after 12 weeks if successful Multidrop parcel deliveries, ranges dependent on route of 40-60 parcels Immediate starts post mandatory vetting process - basic disclosure check must be clean Requirements Start date is Monday Full UK drivers’ licence with no more than 6 points on your licence for minor offences Minimum driving experience 2 years - Must be able to speak very good English plus good written and reading skills Basic Physical Fitness Ability to communicate professionally with clients as this is a customer facing role so good interpersonal skills a must! Must have previous commercial experience Must have own sat nav (this cannot be mobile phone GPS) 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
Shift Operations Manager (Monday to Friday Days)
£30-34,000 plus benefits
Shift Operations Manager (Monday to Friday Days) Commutable from Birmingham, Coleshill, Tamworth and Coventry £30-34,000 plus benefits 59204AM TLP’s client, a well-known logistics company, are seeking a Shift Operations Manager to take responsibility for the daily activities of the operational team. Ensuring Health & Safety standards are maintained at all times whilst delivering cost effective services, focusing on the highest levels of customer service. This role will be working 8am-5pm Monday to Friday with flexibility. Maintain security compliance at all times, ensuring checks are carried out as required on the site, inbound vehicles, containers, staff and 3rd parties as required. Ensure compliance is maintained at all times, ensuring checks and training are carried out as required. Develop direct links and relationships with customers, ensuring customer service requests are handled, owned and dealt with in a timely manner. Implementation of continuous Improvement initiatives to improve upon Safety, Operational & Financial KPI’s. Lead by example supporting continual improvement culture amongst staff, through the development of improved systems/procedures that will drive forward all aspects of the operation. Ensure stringent compliance to legislative and predefined Health, Safety & Environmental policies & guidelines. Ensuring that Health & Safety control measures are in place maintained and understood by all staff and visitors to the site. The ideal candidate will have a warehouse and/or stock operational background with excellent knowledge of health & safety legislation and be customer focused.
£11-16 per hour (PAYE & LTD. rates)
Class 2 Drivers: Temp-Perm We are currently recruiting for class 2 drivers for a local paper company for a temporary to permanent opportunity based in Totton. If you would like a chance to get stuck into a class 2 perm role with local palletized drops then apply today! Offer Weekly work guaranteed – permanent job following 12-week temporary period Use of pump trucks and tail lifts to assist Day shifts starting from 6am Ongoing support from a dedicated team of workers £11 - £16ph (Ltd & PAYE rates differ) for experienced class 2 drivers Requirements Class 2 licence, full CPC and Digi card 6 months class 2 experience preferable 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
HGV Port Tug Driver
£10.00 - £13.00
Due to a new an exciting new contract win, we are recruiting for HGV Tug Drivers to work in the Port of Southampton. This will be on-going work with a great company. The Offer... Monday to Friday day or night shifts with weekends available Day shift pay rates £10.00ph PAYE / £12.00ph Ltd Night shift pay rates £11.00ph PAYE / £13.00ph Ltd On-going, consistent work Moving boxes around the port using a tug Average shift length 12hours Driver Requirement... Must hold a valid Cat C+E, Class One HGV license with experience (minimum 6 months) No CPC or digi-card necessary Preferably available to start on Monday 9th December Must hold a valid DP World Certificate and have knowledge of Southampton Docks If you are interested in this position, please send your CV today or call our office for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.
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.