Businesses across Oxfordshire rely on the driving industry in order to carry out their distribution and logistical functions. As a result, driving recruitment agencies are needed in order to uncover and attract the highest quality personnel in the region, ranging from LGV drivers to chauffeurs.
The driving industry is currently under considerable strain as an ageing workforce coupled with concerns over climate change and fuel prices threatens to undermine the sector. Because of this, earnings and conditions are difficult to predict for the future although the average driver will currently acquire a salary of around £20K-£25K. Lorry and HGV drivers can potentially earn £30K+, although most starting salaries will usually be in the area of £10K.
Oxford, Banbury and Abingdon offer some of the best opportunities in Oxfordshire for driving candidates looking for work. Delivery and multi-drop drivers are some of the most common vacancies and Oxfordshire driving recruitment agencies are best equipped with local knowledge and recruiting credentials to effectively fill these positions.
A driving license is imperative to entering the driving industry and a lack of this or awareness of EU and UK regulations will act as the biggest barrier for potential candidates. Depending on the size and type of vehicle, further training will be required, but academic qualifications are seldom necessary for the sector. The job often entails long and isolated hours and staff have to be adaptable, flexible and show initiative.