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Class 2 Drayman

Driver Hire

About Driver Hire

Driver Hire is a recruitment agency. They specialise in recruiting for logistics and transport jobs.

Job description from Driver Hire

Here at Driver Hire Southampton we are looking for an individual to join our fleet of Class 2 drivers for one of Hampshires Leading Suppliers of Beverages. In this position you will be required to deliver beverages around the South Coast area with the help of a drivers mate.
Job Information:
Monday to Friday ongoing position
Start time between 5:00am and 7:00am
Delivering beverages to commercial areas
Help of a drivers mate
Deliveries made around the South Coast
Up to 12 drops
Complete daily vehicle checks
Training provided for successful candidates
Requirements for this role:
Full UK driving licence
Cat C licence
Valid CPC and Digi Tacho card
Physically fit
The ability to lift and carry fairly heavy items throughout the day
Understand manual handling and heavy lifting procedures
Excellent communication skills
Own transport to commute to and from work
Benefits of working with us:
Weekly Pay
PAYE or PAYE Advanced payment (payment method inclusive of holiday pay)
Dedicated inhouse team always willing to help
Minimum of 8-hour shifts
Training provided for successful candidate
Onsite parking
Discounted CPC and licence upgrading for on-going drivers
Why work with Driver Hire Southampton?
In our latest survey, 98% of our candidates said they were proud to work for Driver Hire Southampton.
If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact our excellent recruitment team on 023 8067 8088 (Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:00pm) or simply send us an email on

Job insights from Breakroom

HGV class 2 delivery drivers

Heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and large goods vehicle (LGV) drivers transport and deliver goods. Class 2 HGV drivers need a Category C licence and are qualified to drive up to 32T rigid truck, generally making local and domestic deliveries. Requires training for additional licence.

Licence: Cat C licence required.

What you’ll do as a HGV and LGV driver:

  • Drive a HGV or LGV
  • Loading and unloading of the HGV or LGV
  • Train and pass relevant driving and safety tests
  • Deal with customers and suppliers

Is it right for you?

This job may involve:

  • Driving
  • Involve physical activities
  • Heavy lifting
  • Wearing a uniform
  • Anti-social hours

What can I drive with a Class 2 licence?

  • Most haulage trucks
  • Fire engines
  • Bin collection vehicles
  • Large removal trucks

Map

Southampton, Hampshire, South East

A map of the rough location for this vacancy

What employees say

Pay

    Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do drivers at Driver Hire get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    82% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Driver Hire pay drivers sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    100% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Okay
  • Some people do unpaid extra work

    Do drivers at Driver Hire do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Some people do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    36% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Okay
  • Some people worry about their hours

    Do drivers at Driver Hire worry about hours?

    Some people worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    45% of people report they worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for drivers to book a holiday at Driver Hire?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    80% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do Driver Hire managers change drivers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    70% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Good
  • Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for drivers to take sick leave at Driver Hire?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    80% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do drivers at Driver Hire feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    70% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do drivers at Driver Hire get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    70% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do drivers at Driver Hire recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    45% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do drivers get enough training when they start at Driver Hire?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    40% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are drivers given support to progress at Driver Hire?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 50% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do drivers feel well informed about how Driver Hire is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    60% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

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What Driver Hire employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    See the day go by

    Worst thing

    Finishing at different times

    9.0

    Driver Hire Employee, July 2022

  • Best thing

    Seeing the country

    Worst thing

    Heavy lifting

    8.2

    Driver Hire Lorry driver, May 2022

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  • Best thing

    Paid weekly

    Worst thing

    Long shifts which aren't always paid for give you low wages to put the rest into holiday pot office staff don't have clue

    1.1

    Driver Hire Driver, December 2021

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