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Drive Personnel specialises in helping newly-qualified HGV drivers to find the kind of work that they want. Having achieved your Class 2 licence, it's time to put it to good use. But why stop there? At Drive Personnel, we believe in developing drivers' skills to help you establish a successful career and achieve real progression. To assist with this, we provide continuation training and excellent access to jobs in the haulage industry.

As part of our commitment to supporting our drivers, we provide discounted additional training courses as well as access to temporary and permanent driving roles. This ensures that our drivers are able to maximise their earning potential whilst still undergoing continuous professional development – whether that’s further HGV Driver Training, Driver CPC Training, ADR, Moffett, HIAB, Airside or other advanced training.

Most employers use agencies to hire their workforce. As a result, you can work for Drive Personnel, benefit from our experience and knowledge of employment in this area, whilst earning a good living at the same time. For drivers who complete their HGV driver training with us, we are able to provide both temporary and permanent roles to suit you.

Driver CPC Training

The Driver CPC Training course is a mandatory requirement for anyone who drives large goods vehicles on a professional basis (C, C1, C+E, C1+E). As a result, driving without a CPC licence carries a heavy penalty of up to £1,000. The licence is valid for 5 years and you must complete 35 hours of periodic training within this period in order to remain compliant.

We can provide access to Driver CPC training courses to keep you legal and ensure that your earning potential and availability for HGV driving jobs is not affected by allowing your CPC to lapse.

If you have any questions about the Driver CPC Training process, please get in touch.

Discounted Training

As part of our commitment to providing high quality HGV training and development opportunities to our local drivers, Drive Personnel offers discounted training to drivers within our catchment (Southampton, Eastleigh, Winchester, Gosport, Fareham and the surrounding areas) who are either currently working for us, or able to work for us during or after training.

Providing exclusively discounted training through premier logistics training providers Trailer Training Ltd and 2Start Ltd, Drive Personnel offers opportunities to drivers who aspire to increase their earning potential and learn new skills.

Whether you are new to the logistics industry* or an experienced driver looking to expand your access to new job opportunities, Drive Personnel is here to support your HGV driver training development.

*Drive Personnel can only accept drivers over 23 years of age, and in some cases drivers over 25 are required for insurance purposes. Please contact a member of our team for more information.

Class 1 & Advanced HGV Driver Training

We also work with experienced heavy goods vehicle drivers who would like to develop their driving skills.

Drive Personnel are on hand to support you with your career progression and will help you to progress from Class 2 to achieve your Class 1 licence. Once you've completed your HGV driver training and earned this qualification, you’ll find more doors open to better career opportunities with higher earning potential.

We can also assist with training for more advanced roles, such as moffett/crane, ADR, HIAB or Airside qualifications, maximising the career opportunities available to you, and offering access to a wider range of HGV driving jobs.

Our experienced team are always on hand to provide advice and support to help you further your career, whether that’s with further HGV Driver Training or supporting your obligatory Driver CPC Training. Get in touch with us today to find out the next steps for your future as an HGV driver.

Flexible Payment Options

At Drive Personnel, we understand that not every driver has immediate access to additional training expenses, which is why we offer a repayment scheme to help you manage the cost of your training course. Drivers can either:

1. Self-fund 100% of your course with our discount at our selected training companies.


2. Self-fund 50% of your course, with Drive Personnel funding the remaining 50%. The balance paid by Drive Personnel on your behalf is to be repaid over 10 or 20 weeks out of the money you earn whilst driving for us.

Drivers who choose the repayment plan will be required to sign a training contract committing to the course of repayments.

What Our Drivers Say...

I have now worked for Drive Personnel for the past five years.  During this time the team have supported me in providing work to suit the qualifications I have as well as encouraging my progression by supporting me in gaining further qualifications.  Looking forward to many more years with DP

I have worked as a driver for Drive Personnel for over 4 years now and never had anything to fault with their management. Their dedication and professionalism really shows - nothing is too much hassle for them

News & Posts from Drive Personnel Read the Latest in Driver Recruitment Services and Industry News

Take a look at the articles below to find out what our driver recruitment services team have been up to, the latest success stories from some of our dedicated drivers and to read hints and tips to help you. If you've got something you'd like to shout about get in touch and tell us all about it!

How the HGV Driver Shortage Affects Us All

A combination of poor pay and conditions and Brexit, and longstanding HGV driver shortages have come to a head this summer, causing logistics companies, driver agencies, and retailers to worry about the long-term damage to the transport industry.

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Driver CPC Training – What is Driver CPC?

Wondering what a Driver CPC involves and if you need it? At Drive Personnel, we employ HGV drivers across Southampton and the surrounding areas and provide helpful training and advice to help keep our drivers compliant and safe. Our friendly team are here to help with any questions about the Driver CPC that you might have.

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Drive Personnel Scoops Top Fundraiser Award for Mountbatten Hampshire

Although most people can drive a car with only a small amount of practice, becoming a great HGV driver requires a very specific skillset that isn’t suited to everyone. Whether you’re looking to get your foot onto the career ladder, or are seeking to improve your HGV driving skills, check out these helpful tips.

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Five Steps to Becoming a Great HGV Driver

Although most people can drive a car with only a small amount of practice, becoming a great HGV driver requires a very specific skillset that isn’t suited to everyone. Whether you’re looking to get your foot onto the career ladder, or are seeking to improve your HGV driving skills, check out these helpful tips.

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Why You Should Have a HIAB License

With many construction sites remaining operational during lockdowns and COVID-19 restrictions, the need for HIAB drivers has remained consistent. As one of the few sectors which has seen an increase in demand in 2020, having a skillset required by this industry is especially useful.

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The Mountbatten Hampshire Sunflower Memory Walk Goes Virtual in 2020

Drive Personnel was delighted to be a sponsor of this year’s Sunflower Memory Walk, hosted by local hospice Mountbatten Hampshire

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Things We’ve Missed the Most in Southampton During Lockdown

With lockdown restrictions having been eased in Southampton, the team at Drive Personnel are eager to share with you our favourite spots to spend time with family and friends.

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Managing Director Chris Bryant Named an HGV Hero by RHA

Drive Personnel is proud to share that our managing director, Chris Bryant, has been recognised as an #HGVHero by the leading organisation in the transport industry, the Road Haulage Association

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Is HGV Driving a Good Way to Earn a Living in the UK?

If you enjoy the freedom of the road and want the opportunity to increase your earning potential, you may have wondered whether HGV (LGV) driving is a good way to earn a living. HGV drivers often get to choose their working hours, travel to new places every day, and meet new people.

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The Demand for Driver Agencies During the Lockdown

With experts predicting up to a fifth of UK workers absent from work with sickness or self-isolation at the outbreak’s peak, driver agencies such as Drive Personnel have become a lifeline for businesses affected by high staff absence.

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