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Your Specialist Driver Recruitment Agency
in Southampton

We are an established driver recruitment agency, supplying temporary and permanent Class 1, Class 2, 7.5T and specialist HGV drivers to businesses throughout Eastleigh, Southampton, Portsmouth, Fareham and Winchester.  

If you're an HGV driver looking for work, we are well-placed to find you a role which matches your expertise and requirements, on either a temporary or permanent basis.  What's more, our links with local training providers means that we can help you develop your career and earning potential.

Our highly experienced team are always on hand to work with you in developing a career in the transport and logistics industry. With a range of roles available not only as drivers but also in office, management and warehouse roles, we can offer something for everyone.

For businesses that are looking for temporary or permanent HGV drivers, we'll search our database to match you with a driver who meets your exact requirements - both in terms of experience and suitability.  As a specialist driver agency in Southampton, we are well-placed to attract and retain drivers of the highest calibre, giving you peace of mind that the drivers we supply can be trusted to attend your customers' sites.

Looking for a new driver recruitment agency? 

Contact us today for more information on driving for us, or working with Drive Personnel.

Drivers can view all of our latest vacancies, visit our Driver Portal for useful guidance and information or read more about the training and benefits that we offer.

We work closely with businesses in the local area, taking time to build long-lasting relationships so that we can understand your hiring requirements and provide the perfect candidates to suit. 

Driver Hire Recruitment Agency in Southampton

Take a look at our list of the latest vacancies in your area to find your next role. As a specialist driver recruitment agency, we offer a wide range of positions, from HGV Class 1 drivers to forklift operatives and everything in between. With driving, office, management and warehouse roles available with highly regarded businesses across the South Coast, we can cater for everyone.

Can't find your perfect role? Get in touch with the team today to discuss your requirements. As a highly experienced provider of driver recruitment services, we are well equipped to match you with a business that suits your needs.

    What Our Drivers Say...

    I have now worked for Drive Personnel for the past five years.  During this time the team have supported me in providing work to suit the qualifications I have as well as encouraging my progression by supporting me in gaining further qualifications.  Looking forward to many more years with DP "

    " I have worked as a driver for Drive Personnel for over 4 years now and never had anything to fault with their management. Their dedication and professionalism really shows - nothing is too much hassle for them "

    News & Posts from Drive Personnel

    Read the Latest in Driver Recruitment Services and Industry News

    Take a look at the articles below to find out what our driver recruitment services team have been up to, the latest success stories from some of our dedicated drivers and to read hints and tips to help you. If you've got something you'd like to shout about get in touch and tell us all about it!

    Things We’ve Missed the Most in Southampton During Lockdown

    With lockdown restrictions having been eased in Southampton, the team at Drive Personnel are eager to share with you our favourite spots to spend time with family and friends.

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    Managing Director Chris Bryant Named an HGV Hero by RHA

    Drive Personnel is proud to share that our managing director, Chris Bryant, has been recognised as an #HGVHero by the leading organisation in the transport industry, the Road Haulage Association

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    Is HGV Driving a Good Way to Earn a Living in the UK?

    If you enjoy the freedom of the road and want the opportunity to increase your earning potential, you may have wondered whether HGV (LGV) driving is a good way to earn a living. HGV drivers often get to choose their working hours, travel to new places every day, and meet new people.

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    The Demand for Driver Agencies During the Lockdown

    With experts predicting up to a fifth of UK workers absent from work with sickness or self-isolation at the outbreak’s peak, driver agencies such as Drive Personnel have become a lifeline for businesses affected by high staff absence.

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    Drive Personnel Scrubs Up for Local Hospice

    Following a desperate pea for more scrubs, the team at Mountbatten Hampshire were met with thousands of pounds of donations from Drive Personnel’s managing director, Chris Bryant.

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    Coronavirus Advice for HGV Drivers

    During these difficult and unprecedented times, the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way that HGV drivers operate. At Drive Personnel, we take the wellbeing of our drivers seriously and want to ensure that all of our team are fully protected whilst completing their day-to-day deliveries.

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    Drive Personnel Comes to the Aid of Local Care Facility

    For the staff at Caremark Winchester & Eastleigh who have been caring for self-isolating and high-risk patients, exhausted PPE resources from their usual supplier meant that staff were visiting the homes of patients vulnerable to coronavirus without the necessary protection. Hoping for a miracle, Kate, a Field Care Supervisor at Caremark, took to social media with a desperate plea for help, asking if anyone could assist with tracking down the vital equipment needed to protect her staff from the virus.

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    Temporary adjustments to Drivers’ Hours during the COVID-19 outbreak

    During this unprecedented coronavirus outbreak, key workers including hauliers and logistics teams have played a vital role in keeping essential retailers stocked and delivering life-saving supplies to medical facilities and pharmacies. At Drive Personnel, we understand how important these services are at this difficult time, and are working tirelessly to provide our clients with qualified, experienced HGV drivers and transport staff.

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    HGV Drivers’ Daily Walkaround Checks

    Daily walkarounds are conducted by drivers to check the inside and outside of the lorry or other HGV and to confirm that the vehicle is safe to drive. It is the responsibility of the driver to thoroughly check their vehicles every working day or be at risk of facing financial penalties.

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    How Much Does it Cost to Become an HGV Driver?

    Like every other profession, training is a big part of career development in the transport industry. The more training you do and the more skills you learn, the more likely you are to increase your earning potential.

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    What benefits do we offer our drivers?

    At Drive Personnel, we pride ourselves on looking after the drivers that work with us. Regular hours are available if required and we guarantee excellent rates of pay as part of our offering for every role. We understand that every driver's requirements are different, which is why we recruit for both temporary and permanent roles. No matter your personal circumstances, the team at Drive Personnel are on hand to find the perfect job roles for every recruit.

    For those who are looking for career progression in the logistics sector, our experienced team are here to help you. As an experienced driver recruitment agency, we believe in the importance of offering training to develop your skills and knowledge, including CPC training. Whether you're looking to progress as a driver or in warehouse, office and management roles, we are on hand to support you.

    What areas do we cover?

    As a specialist driver recruitment agency based in Fair Oak, Drive Personnel have years of experience matching new and experienced drivers to professional driving roles in the transport and logistics industry across the South Coast. We have built up relationships throughout the logistics sector, giving us an understanding of how to find the best roles for you in the driving industry. Our recruitment team source drivers for vacancies in the following areas:

    • Eastleigh
    • Southampton
    • Portsmouth
    • Fair Oak
    • Hedge End
    • Fareham
    • Gosport
    • Romsey
    • Chandlers Ford
    • Hamble
    • Winchester

    Types of driver roles

    With a wealth of experience working with transport and logistics companies throughout Hampshire, we are well equipped to recruit for a wide variety of driving roles. However, whilst we are predominantly a driver recruitment agency, we also recruit for transport office and management roles for those who are looking for office-based positions. Below is a selection of some of the roles that we can offer for new and experienced drivers and transport specialists:

    • LGV Class 1
    • LGV Class 2
    • 7.5T Driver
    • Van Driver
    • HIAB
    • ADR
    • Warehouse
    • Forklift Truck Driver
    • Drivers Mate
    • Transport Office
    • Transport Planners
    • Transport Management