A NEWPORT firm is helping to recruit thousands of HGV drivers to make sure the UK delivers this Christmas - and you don’t need a HGV licence to be one of them.

Multi-drop delivery drivers with standard UK or EU driving licences are being sought.

Acorn Recruitment, based in Newport, has been tasked with filling more than 3,000 temporary delivery driver positions working with major distributors including Amazon in locations across the country.

Roles are currently available in Bristol, Chester, Doncaster, Exeter, Fareham, Redruth, Swindon, 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 never been greater.

“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."

With more than a million people facing possible redundancy following the end of the Government furlough scheme introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic, Acorn and fellow UK recruiters are working to raise awareness of the seasonal roles available.

Applicants can expect enhanced rates of pay, a "competitive performance bonus" and a regular work pattern, with immediate starts running into 2022.

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.

More information on the roles is available at acornpeople.com/drivingjobs or call 01633 928043.