Drivers Direct launches recruitment drives for forces personnel
Over the last year Drivers Direct has opened six new sites across the UK, including its new office in Luton, Newcastle, Nottingham, and Swansea. The company is now looking to increase the number of commercial drivers it is able to offer its clients across the country to more than 750 drivers on the road each week.
The announcement comes ahead of the BRFS (British Forces Resettlement Services) career event that takes place on 12th March at Aldershot in Hampshire. Drivers Direct will be exhibiting throughout the event and aims to attract interest from ex-forces personnel.
The BFRS was set up in 2009 to help service men and women make the transition from military to the civilian world. They currently work alongside the military’s current service CTP (Career Transition Partnership) to provide a bespoke plan for each individual to help them prepare for mainstream employment.
Gethin Roberts, managing director of Drivers Direct and former RAF serviceman, comments, “We have a long history of employing ex-service personnel as they are often reliable, resourceful and skilful candidates who are able to transfer the skills they gained in the forces. We also feel it is important to support individuals who have served the country and to help get them settled into civilian life by finding meaningful work that compliments what they learnt in the forces.”
Established in 2002, Drivers Direct covers all driver classes, from chauffeurs and fork lift driver’s right through to LGV Class 1 and 2 drivers, supplies more than 750 drivers a week to clients from across the public and private sectors. The company currently has a network of 20 branches across the UK.
For more information on BRFS or Drivers Direct please visit wwwdriversdirect.co.uk or www.bfrss.org.uk.