Completing a Certificate of Professional Competency (CPC) training course is now mandatory for commercial drivers in the UK. For any driver looking for work, the 35 hours CPC training and test (costing between £500 – £1,500) can be difficult to stomach!
As a precedent, Vidu Recruitment – the new, video-based Logistics recruitment platform – are always listening to their users and felt, first-hand, the tension these drivers were feeling with the new regulations. The close relationships Vidu founder, Nicky Jones, has built with her clients has allowed her the chance to open up fantastic opportunities for the site’s users previously, and this was no different…
Palletways, Europe’s largest pallet delivery network, are currently posting all their vacancies on the Vidu platform, many of which are for national driver roles. As an innovative and cutting edge business, Nicky felt they were the perfect partner to offer something new to the candidates they were looking to add to their team.
Initially launching in South Wales and South England, Palletways are looking for 30 drivers who are either Class 2 Multi-drop or HGV qualified, and if successful are looking to roll the initiative out nationally across all-level driver roles by the end of the year.
Surprisingly, the only conditions for suitable drivers is that they apply via the Vidu platform and stay employed with Palletways for at least 12 months after being taken on. You can’t say fairer than that!
A spokesman for Palletways said: “Finding good, reliable drivers can be a challenge. When we were introduced to the Vidu Recruitment site—with its facility to see videos and social media posts from prospective job seekers—we knew straightaway that we’d able to shortlist much better candidates from day one. Paying the cost of driver training to attract a better selection of drivers in the first instance is a good and sensible investment for us.”
The offer from Palletways is industry leading. Getting paid and being CPC Driver trained at the same time is something only offered by the most forward thinking companies within the industry. Palletways are confident that recruiting through the Vidu platform will find a higher quality candidate who is going to be more loyal and professional from the beginning. It might be a longer road to take, but it sounds like it’ll be more profitable in the end.