Drivers Mate recruitment agency listing
A driver's mate travels in LGVs, trucks or delivery vans to assist the driver with loading and unloading the vehicle, ensuring paperwork is completed and liaising with customers to confirm arrival times.
There is no fixed entry route into the career and, although good passes in GCSE maths and English can help to demonstrate an ability to deal with documents, no qualifications are required.
Some companies recruit apprentices for the role, but most employers are happy to take people with a background in warehouse work or labouring, who can cope with the physical nature of the job and know how to lift safely.
The number of businesses that recruit for driver's mates is huge, as logistics firms, retailers, couriers and manufacturers all need them. There are also employment opportunities with companies that require their delivery staff to have specialist experience, such as breweries, petrol distributors and waste disposal operators.
Many jobs in the field pay the minimum wage, but salaries can rise to more than £15,000. There is usually an additional allowance for shift work, as deliveries often have to take place outside customers' standard opening hours.
Temporary driver's mate work is widely available via recruitment agencies and this can lead to a permanent job. Employers often use this method to find staff because agencies carry out reference checks before sending people out on assignments, and it can also act as an effective trial period.
42 Recruitment Agencies found
Haul-It Nationwide Ltd
With a database of more than 20K LGV/HGV professionals, Haul-It Nationwide offer a specialist and competitive service to our Driving clients across the country. Supplying everything from ADR to Container Drivers, our service is friendly on time and cost with our flexible fees guaranteeing that you receive the right solutions for your company. We can manage every step of the process, tailoring our offering to fit exactly to your business needs.
Operating from 13 locations across London and the South East, Extrastaff are specialists at providing temporary driving staff for high profile, local clients. Since 2003, we have supplied candidates such as LGV Drivers, Van Drivers and 7.5 Tonne Drivers to companies including John Lewis, City Link and DHL. We are a high quality, high street agency with Recruitment International consistently listing us as a 'Top 250 Recruitment Company.'
Berry Recruitment - Driving Division
The driving division at Berry Recruitment can recruit staff for all 7.5 tonne driving roles including drivers mates, HIAB and multi-drop drivers. Our FTA Driver Agency membership and years of industry experience affords our consultants the knowledge to conduct strict highway code, safety and candidate skill tests. We have an enviable industry recruitment reputation and can provide 24/7 solutions from our 30 offices nationwide.
Top Team Personnel
We supply the right staff for the right job, and are aim is to get this right every time. The 7.5t drivers that we had on our books, have all have written tests, licence checks with the DVLA and all have had an face to face interview.
Fusion Staff Agency LTD
Fusion is an independent recruitment company that specialises in providing permanent & temporary jobs & staff to the Industrial, Manufacturing, Commercial & Events sectors. With two decades worth of recruitment experience in the Midlands. Fusion has created a great reputation with both customers and candidates for our exceptional service and knowledge of the local market. We work with all level companies & vacancies
Pure Staff Ltd
DRIVING, DRIVER MATES - tailoring a service that works around your needs, whether you need an immediate Driver or looking to recruit the perfect skilled Driver with particular experiences. In short we deliver a personal flexible service at realistic rates, building your trust along the way - CALL TODAY!!!!
Flex Recruitment Plus
HGV? 7.5 Tonne? Forklift? Irrespective of your staffing needs, FlexPlus can meet the most demanding of Driving requirements. Our industry knowledge has allowed us to overcome challenging projects and build long term relationships with clients. We supply all classes of HGV/LGV Drivers, Drivers Mates, Bus Drivers, Multi-Drop Drivers and more. All candidates are license checked and have a UK right to work. Ask about our employee app free trial.