Home to over 1.7 million people, the county of Essex has grown substantially in the last 10 years, as more and more workers from the capital have sought family homes in suburban pastures. The economy of the county is varied, and includes significant agricultural and industrial sectors. This means there are a lot of opportunities for drivers, particularly those with special qualifications such as HGV and so on. In some cases, drivers with the right training can earn up to £30k per year in this part of England.
At the same time, there are many other kinds of driving jobs to be found; from taxiing to courier duties. Indeed, there is often a good amount of work for taxi drivers in Essex, because many towns and villages in the county are spread out, creating quite a call for cabs on the weekend. Bus drivers employed by large firms often earn quite a bit less than qualified industrial drivers and subcontracted cab drivers. These big transport firms often source their own staff independently.
Recently, there have been some key regeneration schemes beginning in the county, including the Haven Gateway project, the London-Stansted-Cambridge-Peterborough Corridor development, and the Thames Gateway South Essex project. This is likely to create a lot of opportunities both for industrial contractors and specialist recruitment agencies alike. As more and more well-trained staff are needed to get the work done, planners and contractors look to employment agencies to source properly vetted, well-qualified and reliable drivers without having to deal with the administration.