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A driver is someone who drives a vehicle for a firm which provides a product or a service.

Who can I work for?

You can work for a wide range of firms, delivering anything from furniture to groceries. Giant supermarkets providing online goods for their customers are spawning jobs, as are courier services for clothes retailers.

Where and when can I work?

The hours may not be suitable for people with young children, as they can be anti-social – ie, weekends, nights, early mornings. You may be required to drive anywhere in the country and spend periods away from home – or even go abroad. You are likely to work 40-48 hours a week.

What qualifications do I need?

Drivers need a full, clean valid driving licence. The weight and size of the van you can drive also depends on your driving qualifications. The law states that if you passed your car test after 1st January 1997, you can only drive vans that carry less than 3.5 tonnes. If you wish to drive vehicles that carry between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes, you need to pass the LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) medical, theory and practical tests to gain your C1 category licence. Employers may pay for you to train for and take this test, but if not, you can train for it privately at a specialist driving school. If you want to drive even larger vehicles still, you need to pass further practical tests for categories C and C+E licences (large vehicles and trailers). However, if you passed your car test before 1 January 1997, you are automatically entitled to the C1 licence and are able to drive vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes. Age is also an important factor on what lorry or van you can drive. The minimum age for driving small vehicles is 17, but for driving vans that require a C1 licence it is 18. For C and C+E licences, the age restriction is even higher, at 21.

Do I need any experience?

Employers usually ask for one year's experience of being a delivery driver.

What can I earn?

£11-£18,000 a year. Added perks come with attendance and target allowances, anti-social shift bonuses and bonuses.

What are the benefits?

Freedom to break free of the shackles of being tied to a desk by working in the great outdoors.

Are there chances of promotion?

With experience, so comes your bargaining power to work for companies which pay more. You can also progress into supervisory or management jobs or train other drivers. Or you could branch out into becoming a bus or coach driver or become a driving instructor.

What will I be responsible for?

Collecting goods and dropping them off. Loading the vehicle. Planning the most efficient route. Unloading goods. Collecting signatures on deliveries and signing invoices. Recording mileage and fuel payments. Updating delivery records and returning undelivered items.

Driver Maintenance Driver
Montrose, Angus
£10/hour

IMH Recruitment are currently looking for a Driver Maintenance Operative to work for our client in the Montrose DD10 Area. This role is to start ASAP. Our client is rapidly growing; with 21 sites in the UK and around 500 employees, they are looking ...

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Driver Maintenance Driver
Montrose, Angus
£10/hour

IMH Recruitment are currently looking for a Driver Maintenance Operative to work for our client in the Montrose DD10 Area. This role is to start ASAP. Our client is rapidly growing; with 21 sites in the UK and around 500 employees, they are looking ...

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Driver Maintenance Driver
Montrose

Job Description IMH Recruitment are currently looking for a Driver Maintenance Operative to work for our client in the Montrose DD10 Area. This role is to start ASAP. Our client is rapidly growing; with 21 sites in the UK and around 500 employees, ...

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Driver Maintenance Driver
Montrose

Job Description IMH Recruitment are currently looking for a Driver Maintenance Operative to work for our client in the Montrose DD10 Area. This role is to start ASAP. Our client is rapidly growing; with 21 sites in the UK and around 500 employees, t...

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Bus Driver / PSV Driver / PCV Driver
Stockport
£14.00 - £16.00 per hour

Position: Bus Driver / PSV Driver / PCV Driver Location:Stockport Hourly rate: £14.00 - £16.00 per hour Hours: 35+ About your new company An opportunity has arisen to work for one of the area’s leading Public Transport Providers. A Diverse business...

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Bus Driver / PSV Driver / PCV Driver
York
Competitive

Position: Bus Driver / PSV Driver / PCV Driver Location:York Hourly Rate : £17.00 per hour Hours: 40 + About your new company An opportunity has arisen to work for one of the area’s leading Public Transport Providers. A Diverse business offering st...

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Bus Driver / PSV Driver / PCV Driver
Rotherham
£17/hour

Position: Bus Driver / PSV Driver / PCV Driver Location: Rotherham Pay: £17 an hour About your new company An opportunity has arisen to work for one of the area’s leading Public Transport Providers. A Diverse business offering stability and investm...

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Bus Driver / PSV Driver / PCV Driver
Gateshead
£16/hour Great Company benefits

Position: Bus Driver / PSV Driver / PCV Driver Location:Gateshead Salary:£16 per hour Hours: 40 About your new company An opportunity has arisen to work for one of the area’s leading Public Transport Providers. A Diverse business offering stability...

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Bus Driver / PSV Driver / PCV Driver
Rotherham
£35,000 - £45,000 per annum

Position: Bus Driver / PSV Driver / PCV Driver Location:Rotherham Salary:£35,000 - £45,000 Hours: 40 About your new company An opportunity has arisen to work for one of the area’s leading Public Transport Providers. A Diverse business offering stab...

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Bus Driver / PSV Driver / PCV Driver
Newcastle upon Tyne

## Position: Bus Driver / PSV Driver / PCV Driver Location: Newcastle Salary: 33,500 Remember to check your CV before applying Also, ensure you read through all the requirements related to this role. \- 42,000 Hours: 40 About your new company ...

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