Considering a driving career in 2021? Here’s what you need to know

By Anush Pervez

There is no doubt that every person working within the driving industry has massively contributed to how we as a country have pulled through what has been a turbulent and difficult year for all.


HGV Drivers, FLT Drivers, Trampers and everyone in between have been heavily relied upon, this past year more than ever, to get our parcels and much needed deliveries to us on time. The continuous pressure of maintaining the wheels of logistics has led to an unwaveringly increased demand for both new and existing drivers as the pandemic continues.


What does this mean for drivers and those applying for driving jobs?


With certain restrictions beings eased since the first COVID-19 lockdown, a lot more driving jobs have become available and the demand for Delivery and LGV Drivers is increasing. The most advertised driving jobs with a high number of both temporary and permanent vacancies throughout the UK in 2020 included:


·      HGV/LGV Driver

·      Delivery and Multi-Drop Driver

·      Driver Managers

·      Delivery Leader


These roles combined have created 304,000 unique driving job vacancies throughout the UK.


The salaries for such roles have also increased from 2019 with average median salaries increasing up to as much as 18%.


Certain regions within the UK provide the most driving opportunities and these regions include, London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. You can check out all of our driving vacancies here or give us a call on 0113 457 3760 if you can’t see what you’re looking for.


Although we are based in Leeds, we recruit for jobs all across the UK. We recruit across a range of sectors and disciplines including but not limited to; Accountancy & Finance, Marketing, Sales, Transport, Industrial and IT. You can find out more about us here.