HGMS provides a managed service solution supplying HGV and van drivers to a national chain of builders merchants across the UK. Our client has many branches throughout Birmingham and we are actively recruiting Class 2 HGV drivers throughout the local area for this contract.
We are looking for customer focused HGV drivers to deliver building supplies in line with our client’s needs across the West Midlands. As a driver for HGMS you will not only be driving and delivering building supplies throughout Birmingham but you will also be the face of our clients brand for many of their customers. For this reason we take a personal approach to the recruitment process and this involves after an initial screening telephone call, a meeting with every driver at application stage for a comprehensive face to face interview.
HGMS is a privately owned specialist driver recruitment business and driving employment agency.
We are looking to provide HGV drivers with consistent and in some cases guaranteed work with our client Saint-Gobain Building Distribution who own several brands including Jewson, Graham, Minster, Gibbs & Dandy, Ideal Bathrooms, Fraser, Tile Group etc.
Our sole focus is on driver and client satisfaction. When designing our driver benefits package we have taken time and extensively researched the driving industry to ensure that our pay rates and working hours are some of the best across the industry. In return for this we are looking for highly motivated professional drivers who are looking to work for and represent a national brand throughout Birmingham.
Applying for HGV driving work in Birmingham with HGMS is simple, all you need to do is click on the Apply Now button and fill in your details, your name, number and email address is all we require at this stage. Our team will then contact you to arrange an initial phone interview. This stage lasts about 20 minutes and also gives you the opportunity to ask additional questions about the role. Once our team understand your experience and previous work history they will then arrange a face to face interview at a convenient local branch of our client in the Birmingham area. You will meet with a member of the HGMS team at one of the many branches across Birmingham to have a face to face interview where we will discuss the role and potential benefits available to you.
We are always on the look out for high quality experienced HGV drivers throughout Birmingham. Our client is part of one of the largest groups of building suppliers across the UK and this means there is always work available for experienced hard working candidates from in and around Birmingham.
What Is The Expected Working Radius In Birmingham?
When working with HGMS you will be assigned a home branch locally to you in Birmingham. This gives you a home branch from which your working radius will be calculated and we usually expect our drivers to travel to and work at client branch locations up to 30 miles from their home branch location. As a managed service provider we are responsible for overseeing all of the temporary driving requirements of one of the leading builders merchants and building distribution company’s in the UK. With many branches in and around Birmingham there is always the potential for continuous and regular work.
HGV Working Hours
Typical working hours are Monday to Friday 7am – 5pm and the availability and expectation to work every other Saturday 8am – 12pm although this is not always required. Some branches may operate shifts outside of these hours however this is rare and we will discuss these with you at your face to face interview.
What Does The Work Involve?
Our client is a national builders merchant and building distribution company with 1,000+ branches across the country. We are currently recruiting for HGV & Van drivers throughout Birmingham. The work is predominately multi drop work (maximum of 8-12 drops per day) of building and plumbing materials to both commercial and residential addresses often involving the use of a lorry loader (Hiab) crane but also involving manual handling. As well as driving you may occasionally be required to undertake warehouse and yard duties.
You will require the following qualifications and certifications in order to apply for one of our HGV driving roles:
- LGV 2 (Cat C) Licence with a minimum of 6 months experience and no more than 6 penalty points
- Full CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) with a valid and up to date DQC (Driver Qualification Card)
- Digital Tachograph card
- Lorry Loader (HIAB) Crane Certificate to include brick grab attachment and ideally remote. If you meet the above 3 requirements but do not have your HIAB certificate then please still get in touch as for suitable candidates we can arrange the appropriate training free of charge for you
You will also be required to demonstrate the following attributes:
- Carry out the multi drop (average 8 drops per day) of building materials with occasional yard and warehouse duties
- Carry out vehicle checks to ensure road worthiness
- Be compliant with Health and Safety, and other related legislation, ensuring the safety of yourself and others at all times.
- Good communication skills with the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
- Enthusiastic and reliable with a commitment to delivering 1st class customer service.
HGMS has been built on the service levels it provides to its client and drivers, with every member of staff from planner to director having an in depth knowledge of the recruitment and haulage industry. We look to work with highly skilled HGV drivers in many locations across the UK. We believe in providing a personal service and meet with every applicant individually at a branch locally to them. This ensures not only the service levels are kept exceptionally high for our sole client but also shows our commitment to our drivers. We believe we differ from other driver recruitment agencies throughout Birmingham as we look to provide a personal service that secures HGV drivers with consistent regular work and industry leading pay rates.
When working for HGMS you will be driving for leading building distribution firm Saint-Gobain Building Distribution who own brands such as Jewson, Graham, Minster, Gibbs & Dandy, Fraser, Ideal Bathrooms, Tile Group etc. The size and number of brands and branches of this group of company’s allows us to provide our team of drivers with regular work across multiple brands. The management team at HGMS have extensive knowledge and experience within the driving recruitment industry and understand the importance of driver and client satisfaction. Using our knowledge and expertise we have been able to secure a leading pay rate for HGV drivers in Birmingham, not only do we offer great pay rates there is also additional travel allowances and sociable Monday to Friday working hours with occasional Saturday morning work.
Working for HGMS you will be driving for leading national building distribution company Saint-Gobain. Saint-Gobain Building Distribution has range of well known brands within its group and has built an exceptional reputation within the building industry. As a HGV driver in Birmingham you will be delivering orders to customers and for that reason we are looking for hard working flexible customer focused drivers from Birmingham and the surrounding areas.