A guide to van jobs in Wales

Van jobs in Wales can be found across most sectors. Manufacturers, retailers, courier companies and distributors employ a large number of drivers. As a driver you can either work directly or become a self-employed contractor. Many van drivers, starting off in the business, work for agencies where they gain experience and skills.

Numerous van driving jobs are advertised on the web. Jobsites such as jobisjob.co.uk, totaljobs.com and indeed.co.uk have up to date listings of the latest vacancies.

Specialist sites devoted to drivers should be checked regularly. Sites such as 1stclassdriver.co.uk, driverhire.co.uk and driversdirect.co.uk allow you to search for jobs by type and location. You can register for job email alerts so you are are first to know when new vacancies come online.

Swift Recruitment are one of the best van driver recruitment firms in Wales. They are located at 21 Caerleon Road, Newport and can be contacted on 01633 220 220. Working for Swift you will enjoy regular work, good working conditions and paid holidays.

Many drivers will apply speculatively to manufactures and courier companies in their area. You can find contact details of companies using business listing directories on the web. Submit a full but brief CV. Tailor each job cover letter for each application and, if possible, try to find the name of the person hiring and address it to them personally.

Major courier companies in Wales include Couriers 'R' Us, Fastway Couriers and City Sprint. Candidates can search vacancies and apply online via the jobspage of these companies websites.

Other resources available to jobseekers include newspapers, recruitment agencies, job centres and company open days. You may be surprised with the number of van jobs in Wales on offer. So start applying today, it could be the best move you ever make.


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