Sectors

Driving

Man driving a lorry

We provide logistics, road haulage and distribution businesses with fully checked drivers and offer competitive rates of pay and continuity of work for candidates.

Our driving division is fully up to date with the latest transport regulations, including the most current changes to the Road Transport Working Time Directive. Our systems are capable of detailing past and present drivers’ ‘Working Time’ hours by the press of a button. We are also a JAUPT approved Driver CPC training centre with courses held in our modern, purpose-built recruitment and training centre.

Roles typically include:

  • professional large goods vehicle drivers
  • class I and II drivers
  • 3.5 and 7.5 tonne drivers
  • car delivery drivers

Our Driving Experts

Jonathan Harper - Managing Director, Premier Placement Services
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Jonathan Harper

Managing Director

Jonathan Harper - Managing Director, Premier Placement Services

Jonathan Harper

Managing Director

Just short of 30 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, Managing Director Jonathan puts customer service excellence at the heart of everything that Premier Placement does. Since founding the business in 1996, his ethos has always been to ‘place the right person for the job’ rather than just placing ‘anyone that happens to be available’. He firmly believes that this is the key to the success of the business. We are only as good as our last placement are the words that Jonathan believes sets the company apart from others. His approach to providing unrivalled customer service, support, supplying the most talented candidates for each position and developing on-going relationships with both candidates and clients remain the core values to the business.

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Expertise in

  • Strategic planner
  • A results driven creative thinker
  • Realises ideas
  • Supportive
  • Passionate about customer service
  • Commercially aware
Russell Lunn - Senior Driving Consultant
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Russell Lunn

Sales Director

Russell Lunn - Senior Driving Consultant

Russell Lunn

Sales Director

Russell joined Premier Placement in 2017 having been in the recruitment industry for a number of years.  Working previously in manufacturing, transport and distribution as a senior manager, part of his responsibility was to deal with staffing requirements and rely heavily on the services of a recruitment agency.

Premier Placement certainly was an eye opener for me within the recruitment supply, they showed me how recruitment should be done. The whole process and the ongoing compliance is unbelievable.  The customers here have been with Premier since its inception and that’s testament to the service offerings it provides. 

 Now an ambassador for the company my role is to meet key decision makers within organisations.  Knowing and believing in our core values and exceeding our customers expectations makes me very proud to be part of this business.

 

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Expertise in

  • Can do attitude
  • Problem solver
  • Passionate about service levels
  • Goes above and beyond
  • Creates lasting relationships
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John Sutton

Regional Driving Division Manager

John Sutton

Regional Driving Division Manager

After a recent promotion John is now leading our company’s Driving Division. With offices located in Staffordshire and Cheshire, supplying in excess of 80 drivers per day we felt it only right to recognise his success, but also implement a structure to allow for further growth within the division.

“Improving the customers experience has always been my objective and I am delighted that all my hard work has paid off. The future plans I have for the division matches the company’s ambition, so here’s to the next chapter.”

Its true that all hard work pays off.  Good Luck John

 

 

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Expertise in

  • Highly driven professional
  • Customer service
  • Driver selection
  • Fully conversant with Road Transport Legislation
  • Goes above and beyond
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John Simpson

Driving Consultant

John Simpson

Driving Consultant

John is the latest addition to our business and he has slotted in extremely well. Having a background in transport and logistics as well as holding a National CPC in Road Transport, his range of skills and experience makes him the perfect match for our business.

Working within our fast paced Driving Division shows you what an extremely hands on transport professional John is.  Ensuring our compliance and best practice is adhered to at all times develops our reputation further as the areas leading supplier of quality drivers.

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Expertise in

  • Transport professional
  • Holds a National CPC in Road Transport
  • Customer service
  • Driver selection
  • Fully conversant with Road Transport Legislation
  • Goes above and beyond
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Harry Maclennan

Driving Consultant

Harry Maclennan

Driving Consultant

 

Harry joined our company in 2019 having previously worked within customer service.  He immediately settled into the role and has quickly proved what a valuable addition he is to the team.

Having an infectious passion to wanting to do well and build a successful career in recruitment Harry is currently working in our Driving Division placing professional drivers with the best logistics, distribution and general haulage companies South Cheshire has to offer. #thefuture

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Expertise in

  • Quick learner
  • Good communicator
  • Passionate
  • Excellent understanding
  • Good work ethic

I’m originally from Stoke but moved to live in Cornwall for a number of years before returning back home in 2003. When I moved back I saw Premier Placement Services and thought that it would be a good idea to register with them to get some work until I decided what I was going to do for a job. I have now been working with Premier Placement Services for 12 years in various driving roles and find the team very friendly and always willing to work with me to suit me needs. Wages are always paid on time and any issues are resolved immediately. As I’m approaching my 60th birthday, I’ve recently reduced my hours and Premier Placement Services have been more than happy to offer flexible working patterns and have even said that if driving becomes less attractive to me as I get older, alternative work will be available too. I really enjoy the flexibility that agency work provides and it means that I can work when I want to and take holidays when I want to!

Gary Merrill: Stoke-on-Trent

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