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.
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
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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!
With a large number of Drive Personnel clients based in Southampton, talk of Clean Air Zone regulations and emissions surcharges are a worry to the local transport industry. The penalties proposed by Southampton City Council could potentially have a devastating effect on small businesses who don’t have the resources to consolidate freight, create new road networks or invest in newer, lower emission vehicles. In turn, these Clean Air Zone penalties could conceivably affect HGV driving jobs as businesses attempt to consolidate their freight and reduce their use of commercial vehicles.Read More
A significant number of contracted drivers are included within the 4.8 million people who are classed as self-employed in the UK. In April 2020, the tax rules for this group of people will be subject to change, as IR35 is applied throughout the private sector. For driving agencies, the application of IR35 is a significant…Read More
Drive Personnel were delighted to be the headline sponsor for Countess Mountbatten Hospice’s annual Light Up a Life event once again this year, inviting families to remember a loved one at Christmas by dedicating a light in their memory. Managing Director Chris Bryant first became involved with the Hospice following the tragic loss of six…Read More
Being responsible for a heavy goods vehicle is a hazardous occupation, especially when handling and transporting dangerous goods. At Drive Personnel, we take the safety of our drivers very seriously and provide all of our HGV drivers with personal protective equipment to mitigate the risk of injury when necessary. What is PPE? Personal protective equipment…Read More
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) estimates a national shortage of approximately 50,000 qualified HGV drivers, and with a quarter of the industry workforce due to retire in the next decade, there has never been a more important time for a national campaign to train and develop more HGV drivers. Brexit In addition to the existing…Read More
With the growing popularity of online shopping via Amazon, there has been increased pressure on other eCommerce websites and online retailers to provide a similar service, with fast (and often free) delivery. This has inevitably put increased pressure on logistics services, specifically as a result of the changing expectations of customers, and in particular an…Read More
There is currently a national shortage of over 50,000 HGV drivers, and with the average age of UK drivers at 53, the industry is lacking younger drivers to fulfil the next generation of recruits. What skills does an HGV driver need? To become an HGV driver, you must be over the age of 18 and…Read More
Opportunities for Female HGV Drivers This year, Jodie Lawson became the youngest female lorry driver in the UK. Having started her training just months after her 18th birthday, the fashion student passed both her Class 1 and Class 2 HGV training in May. Growing up around heavy goods vehicles in the family freight transport business…Read More
With so many of the HGV drivers working in the UK hailing from the EU, it is important to us that our drivers understand the steps that they need to take to continue living and working in the UK after Brexit. About the EU Settlement Scheme The EU settlement scheme is an outline of steps that allow EU,…Read More
Drive Personnel supports hospice charity walk On 23rd June 2019, the Countess Mountbatten Hospice brought together over 450 people in Broadlands, Romsey for the Sunflower Walk, a fantastic fundraising and remembrance event in which the Drive Personnel team were pleased to take part. The hospice has been caring for people with life-limiting illnesses for over…Read More
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:
- Fair Oak
- Hedge End
- Chandlers Ford
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
- Forklift Truck Driver
- Drivers Mate
- Transport Office
- Transport Planners
- Transport Management
Drive Personnel Ltd
Unit 4 East Horton Business Park
Registered No. 05158680
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