In August 2020 I published an article, on this platform, with my take on the HGV driver market calling out the crisis eight months before the problems started. Sadly, for our industry, the problems started to manifest, as predicted, in April 2021. As an HGV recruiter, we swung from daily...
New Driver Recruitment
As the UK’s first and only agency focused wholly on addressing the challenges of Newly Qualified Driver recruitment, we are passionate about getting new drivers into rewarding employment quickly.
Right now, the UK has over 50,000 unfilled driving roles, so the skills of every qualified driver are in high demand. We have unrivalled access to the largest database of newly qualified and almost qualified drivers, so we’re uniquely positioned to connect employers with skilled people.
Let us help you to make the right connection.
Specialist driving skills
The HGV Recruitment Centre specialises in finding rewarding jobs for new and experienced drivers with any of the following categories of licence…
Any goods vehicle that is above 3.5t and below 7.5t in weight. e.g. supermarket home-delivery vehicles, ambulance.
HGV / LGV Cat 'C' (Class 2)
Any vehicle with a rigid body that is over 7.5t in weight e.g. fire engines, refuse vehicle and any HGV that doesn't have detachable cab or separate trailer.
HGV / LGV at 'C+E' (Class 1)
Vehicles over 7.5t that have a detachable or separate trailer.
Large Passenger Carrying Vehicles (PCV) that travel by road e.g. bus or coach.
Recruiting qualified large-vehicle drivers is our thing. So, we do it really well!
Choose HGV Recruitment Centre to handle your next career move and get all of this good stuff… A team of experienced and friendly recruiters, offering help and support for the whole of your driving career Specialists in Newly Qualified Driver recruitment. Hundreds of temporary and permanent jobs every month Guaranteed number of driving hours per week for every contract Like-minded employers who value new drivers and provide the right kind of support from the start
We love logistics!
Recruiting qualified large-vehicle drivers is our thing. So, we do it really well! Choose HGV Recruitment Centre to handle your next career move and get all of this good stuff…
A team of experienced and friendly recruiters, offering help and support for the whole of your driving career
Specialists in Newly Qualified Driver recruitment. Hundreds of temporary and permanent jobs every month
Guaranteed number of driving hours per week for every contract
Like-minded employers who value new drivers and provide the right kind of support from the start
Hear from our happy drivers
We know what we’re doing to support new drivers works. We place hundreds of NQDs in employment every year. Happy faces all round! Many of those drivers also return to us for ongoing support and further job opportunities as their experience grows. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out these stories of success...
I was lucky to find HGV Recruitment Centre who are specialists in finding jobs for new HGV drivers. They gave me the job I just wanted. I was placed into a big company that gave me the training I needed.Marcin Walczyk 28th November 2019
I started my work in an agency for a few weeks and now focusing on doing a full time job thanks to HGV Recruitment. My word to everybody, ‘love your work and everyday will love you too!”Richard Due 16th October 2019
Having spent 25yrs in retail. I applied to a role by HGV Recruitment and within a week was working for a large supermarket chain.Tom Bolland 3rd October 2019
HGV Recruitment were absolutely superb. I couldn’t asked for any more help or support .Liviu Macovei 16th September 2019
Thanks to HGV Recruitment I was able to find work straight away. The team was great and went out of their way to help get you into work and was always there to help with any problems you hadDaniel St John 23rd August 2019
HGV recruitment run a new driver programme which I was accepted onto and have successfully gained myself a new career with an established company.David Langler 28th July 2019
HGV Recruitment helped me get into the industry and got me into a job very quickly and I’m now getting the hang of things and enjoying myself. It’s been great and I’m now on my own delivering to stores!Joshua Smith 14th May 2019
I was working as a self employed courier and as I enjoy driving, I decided to take the next step and recently passed my HGV Class 2 license. I was finding it pretty difficult to find a job as most companies look for experienced drivers Read more…Sarah Childs 19th April 2019
HGV Recruitment helped me to get a job quickly and helped to start my career as a Class 1 driver. I would highly recommend HGV to any new qualified driver. Read more…Adrian Vintileanu 8th April 2019
I’ve been driving class 2 for a number of years. Just over a year ago I decided to take class 1. The whole year was a relentless search for positions, which were always “we want experience “. Within 3 weeks of being contacted by HGV Recruitment, I was in work!David Smith 27th March 2019
If you are a new HGV driver this is the best agency to start your career. Cristiana got me into a job quickly. They are very efficient and helpful. I recommend them very highly.Michael Switalski 25th March 2019
I applied for the job in various places but all declined because I did not have experience. I continued looking for a job and one day I found a job advertised by HGV Recruitment for newly qualified drivers. It gave me some hope and I applied Read more….Prabin Shrestha 3rd March 2019
I searched a job for class 1 and HGV recruit to manage to get me one in 5 working days. They are very prompt and professional. I highly recommend their services!Marius Roiban 27th February 2019
When I passed my Class 1 test first time I was over the moon, but then became disheartened when looking for Class 1 employment as all the firms asked for experience, but then noticed an advert online for Newly Qualified Class 1 drivers from the HGV Recruitment Agency. Read more…Robert Pannell 22nd February 2019
I am Ex Military and did my HGV license whilst in the Army and came to find out that the team at HGV Recruitment specialise in the transition into new employment for the ex Armed Forces. The team have been superb from start to finish!Kieran Taylor 18th December 2018
If you take a quick trawl through any HGV social media group or forum, it won’t be long before you see negative comments on the industry. It’s disappointing that this negativity is still so obvious, when the industry needs as many new drivers as possible and opportunities are plentiful. I...
Five years ago, I launched The HGV Recruitment Centre because I saw a huge opportunity to really make a difference in the logistics sector. At that time, and really ever since, the logistics sector has been faced with challenge after challenge. There are simply not enough drivers in the market to...