We take at some potential driver jobs in London

Safe, reliable drivers are a valuable commodity for many companies, yet with so many vehicles on the road it can often be a real challenge to be heard over the traffic and grab yourself a really great job. If you're looking for driver jobs in London, we're here to help.

The hourly rates for van driving jobs in the UK vary wildly, depending on how frequent the work is, the type of work involved, the hours you'll need to put in and your level of experience. For the most part, pay seems to fall between £6 per hour at the lower end of the scale and around £18 at the higher end.

For temporary work, you're probably looking at making no more than £9 per hour initially but it can often serve as a foot in the door, and if you can prove yourself reliable and trustworthy during your temporary contract it's very possible that the employer might be interested in hiring you on a longer term deal.

It's always wise to make yourself available for weekend and overnight driving. Even though the hours may seem a little intrusive on your private or family time, it's often worth going that extra mile to impress employers with your work ethic. In fact, many jobs hiring temporary workers are seeking overnight and weekend drivers specifically, so you may not have much choice initially.

More experienced drivers can expect to make upwards of £12 an hour, and probably won't have to accept the same unsociable hours as newcomers. It always pays to outline your driving experience in good detail on your CV to ensure that your experience shines through.

Another great way to appear as a more attractive proposition to potential employers is to have your own vehicle. Although this may not be an option for everyone, it will certainly give employers pause for thought, especially if they're considering expanding their workforce but lack the capital to add to their fleet.

Keep checking for jobs at your local employment office, and don't be afraid to send out unsolicited CVs - even though most will be binned right away, it's always worth taking the chance that yours will land in the right hands at the right time, setting the wheels in motion for you to find a brand new job befitting of your abilities and experience.

You can find plenty of driver jobs in London advertised on the major job sites, such as totaljobs.com, reed.co.uk and jobisjob.co.uk so be sure to keep a close eye on them.

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