Job hunting can be a tedious job!!
Truckingjobs.co.uk aims to make the search easier by listing all the HGV driver jobs in one place. We try to list as many jobs as possible and update jobs daily. However failing a search on our website then your next point of call should be to google local haulage companies in your area. Make a list of names and numbers and get on the phone! Even better why not go round and do some door knocking. First impressions count so make sure you are clean and presentable.
Google maps has a really useful feature here https://www.google.co.uk/maps/
Enter the term "haulage companies" and it immediately brings up local companies within a 30 mile radius. Click on a company and you have the phone number, address and website, ready to add to your list.
Failing a local company its time to try either a national operator such as a DHL, Malcolms, XPO, Downtons etc... who are likely to have a depot in your local area.
Think outside the box to who might operate a fleet of trucks in your area. Think where are the local industrial estates? Who has a depot there? You can try supermarkets, cash and carries, wholesalers, builders merchants such as Travis Perkins, Jewsons, MKM and Buildbase all these companies operate trucks.
Looking to get your licence?
Look out for apprentice programs. They are out there if you search high and low! Gregorys Distribution run a successful training program. Check out their careers site here https://www.gdl.uk.com/careers/ opportunities across the UK for apprentices through to LGV Drivers, our main depots are located in North Tawton, Cullompton, Bristol, Plymouth, Shepton Mallet and Minworth.
Eddie Stobart run their own training school with finance schemes available http://eddiestobart.com/training-academy/eddie-stobart-driving-school
Merlin Academy who are linked to Knights of Old Transport run their own school www.merlinacademy.co.uk
Not got much experience? Try out local cash and carries such as bookers who are willing to give new drivers a chance and gain experience. http://www.bookergroupjobs.co.uk/