Acorn Recruitment looking for Swindon drivers for Christmas deliveries

By Jessica Durston - 19 October 2021

Business

More than 3,000 people are being invited to apply for seasonal delivery roles across Swindon and the rest of the UK.

Thousands of drivers are being recruited to help make sure the UK delivers this Christmas - and Acorn Recruitment says the good news is, a HGV licence isn't needed to be one of them.

Multi-drop delivery drivers with standard UK or EU driving licences are being sought to help prevent it becoming a winter of discontent for consumers UK-wide.

Acorn Recruitment has been tasked with filling over 3000 temporary delivery driver positions working with major distributors including Amazon in locations across the country, including in Swindon.

Roles are also currently available in Bristol, Chester, Doncaster, Fareham, Redruth, Exeter, Southampton, Stoke and Plymouth.

Bernard Ward, MD at Acorn Recruitment, said: “It’s that time of year again, and it’s no secret that demands facing the UK delivery sector this winter have in many ways never been greater.

“But as key UK recruiters, we are also working really hard to support the efforts of larger scale delivery systems with ground level solutions, and are confident that together we will make sure the UK delivers this Christmas, come what may.

“We’re calling on anyone with a standard UK or EU driving licence, a desire to work, and a willingness to step up and play their part to get in touch and support that effort for the benefit of consumers countrywide.” 

With more than a million people facing possible redundancy following the end of the Government furlough scheme, Acorn says it is working harder than ever to raise awareness of the seasonal roles available.

The recruitment company says those in a position to support the nationwide effort to keep Britain moving this winter can expect enhanced rates of pay, a competitive performance bonus and a regular work pattern, with immediate starts running into 2022 in return.

Anyone over the age of 18 with a standard UK or EU driving licence and no more than six points is eligible to apply for one of 2,000 driving roles available through Acorn Recruitment alone. Off-peak pay is set at £11.00 per hour and £13.60 at peak times.

Bernard added: “For some this could be a good opportunity to earn some money whilst considering that next big career move, while for others it might act as a suitable precursor to qualifying for a higher role in the delivery sector itself.

“Either way, for all those willing to support the country in this way, and particularly at this time, applying for one of these roles is also going to mean putting a smile on the faces of expectant householders nationwide - and what could bring greater job satisfaction than that?”

More information on the roles can be found at www.acornpeople.com/drivingjobs or call 01633 928043.

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