The UK’s leading driver recruitment specialist
Driver Hire Uxbridge provides expert logistics training courses and recruitment services to companies and drivers in Uxbridge, Southall, Hayes, Greenford, Perivale, West Drayton and the surrounding areas within the UB postcode. We are part of the Driver Hire Nationwide – the UK’s leading logistics recruitment specialists, with more than 100 offices across the country.
Driver training in Uxbridge
Driver Hire has delivered more than 120,000 driver CPC training days across the UK and is the leading provider of training for the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). Our courses have a satisfaction rate of 93 per cent, which is testament to the quality of the training and the flexibility and affordability of our sessions (we can arrange bespoke training programs that suits our client and provide drivers to cover for employees during training).
Here at Driver Hire Uxbridge, we offer industry-standard training for the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) and Safe Urban Driving (SUD). All our training courses are approved by Joint Approvals Unit For Periodic Training (JAUPT) and can be built around your needs, whether you want a one-day intensive course for a single driver or a complete training programme for an entire fleet.
Ed Pockney, Franchisee
Following a twenty eight-year career in the financial market as a bond trader and money broker, which took him all around the world, Ed returned to the UK in 2014 and took over Driver Hire Uxbridge.
Recruitment, logistics and transport were new fields for Ed, but having years of experience in customer relations, understanding customer needs and delivering solutions (factors that are essential to Driver Hire) the transition has proved successful. Since taking on the existing franchise , the team has grown from two (Ed and Arnika) to a team of five, with every staff member adding to the mix of languages and experience in the office. Our culture is all about knowledge, professionalism and understanding our clients’ needs.
The business has grown hugely since November 2014, and we are now one of the top ten offices, out of just over 100, in the Driver Hire network. This year, we plan to move office and begin onsite CPC training in our purpose-built training rooms. We remain committed to developing our relationships with our clients and drivers, with CPC and FORS training as growing parts of the business going forward.
Arnika Kutcha, Office Manager
Arnika is the longest serving member of the Driver Hire Uxbridge team, having joined the previous franchisee in February 2013. She started out in a small, family-run business in Poland before moving to the UK and studying hospitality. This background helps explain her drive and customer first focus in managing client and driver relations.
Arnika is bilingual, and, as such, has strong links with our Polish drivers, helping with driver retention. As a CPC trainer, she has the industry knowledge to help clients and drivers manage all situations. She runs the office and focuses on maintaining the dialogue with all our clients and the consistency of our services.
Magda Ploch, Finance and Payroll
Magda joined the team in January 2015. Her primary responsibility is the entire payroll and invoicing process on various booking platforms and payroll solutions. Without her, we could not have grown at the rate we have to date. Magda has formidable knowledge of all of our drivers, including their skills and work history, and always knows the right person for a particular role.
She is our second Polish speaker, having moved from Poland to London as a child. It often feels that she is Driver Hire Uxbridge as most phone calls seem to be for her!
Roxana Marian, Recruitment and Compliance
Roxana joined us in July 2016, and has been in the UK since 2014. Her background is in HR and recruitment, and she is responsible for compliance and finding new drivers for Driver Hire Uxbridge. She is Romanian and brings another bi-lingual approach into the business.
Roxana oversees the recruitment process, from placing adverts to conducting telephone and face-to-face interviews. Roxana also manages our compliance with our ISO accreditation, takes reference checks on our candidates, and oversees regular licence checks and professional qualifications (such as forklift, HIAB and ADR certifications). Having met and recruited many of our current workers she is close to all our drivers and particularly helps support our Romanian drivers as they adapt to the UK.