Central Bedfordshire STILL recruiting lorry drivers as shortage continues

Existing members of staff are also being trained

By Clare Turner
Wednesday, 19th January 2022, 5:29 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th January 2022, 9:26 am

Central Bedfordshire Council is STILL recruiting in an effort to combat the national HGV driver shortage.

As well as recruiting externally, the council's waste and recycling partner FCC Environment has also looked to reskill existing members of staff.

FCC Environment is recruiting

A number of staff in Central Bedfordshire are already undergoing training to join the ranks of FCC Environment's HGV drivers.

Brian Ashby, FCC Environment head of municipal collections and streetscene, said: “We are constantly thinking of different solutions and looking at new ways to fill these positions including drivers and loaders, utilising our existing workforce and expanding it so that these essential services can carry on running with as little disruption as possible.”

“We are also accepting applications from people who would like training to become a Light Goods Vehicle Driver as well.”

FCC Environment says it is offering recruits flexible and part-time working with regular hours so no nights or weekends, up to 28 days holiday per year, a Pension Scheme, Life Insurance,

Childcare Support, as well as Healthcare services that covers family members, and stable secure employment.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 01243 975060.