West Midlands Driving recruitment agency listing
The Transport Industry accounts for around 5.8% of jobs in the West Midlands, including many people working as Drivers for Manufacturers, third-party Distribution businesses, Haulage firms and Retailers.
Major employers in the area
The West Midlands' central location and easy access to the motorway network makes the it an ideal location for Warehousing and Distribution operations, with Unipart, Bibby, the Co-op, Tesco and Sainsbury's among the major companies to have sizeable depots there. All of these firms need a variety of staff to make deliveries, including Van, 7.5-tonne, LGV and HGV Drivers. Many staff are employed directly by the Manufacturer or Retailer, while others work for Haulage Contractors, and some are hired on a temporary basis via Driving recruitment agencies.
Driving Industry salaries in the West Midlands
Salaries for this type of work in the West Midlands are around the national average, with LGV Class 1 Drivers paid between £20,000 and £26,000 a year, and Van Drivers earning £15,000 to £21,000. The Construction Sector provides jobs for 4.9% of the workforce in the West Midlands, so there are also employment opportunities for Telehandler, Crane, and Dumper Truck Drivers. Staff with the right licence and a Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) card can expect a salary of between £15,000 and £25,000 a year.
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