Q. What are the career prospects for trainee drivers?
A. As well as becoming a professional driver there are opportunities for career progression at SPS – for instance, becoming a driver trainer or moving into a supervisory or administration management role.
Our training programmes are professionally written and delivered to provide our team with the best possible driving skills and qualifications. We really do aim to grow our team from within, so our people grow and develop with us.
Sometimes there are quiet periods during the day where drivers are on standby. During these periods we offer other training and qualifications to our employees, not all of which are directly related to their role. So you could learn a new skill while driving on the HPC project. It could be a distance learning course or time helping out another team.
Q. What skills and behaviours do you look for in young people?
A. We recruit for the right personality and attitude more than anything else; however, customer service skills, experience and flexibility really help too. We can teach you the rest!
Q. What does your recruitment process involve?
A. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve modified the recruitment process slightly, and it’s working really well! The current process includes a face to face interview and a driving assessment, which are all carried out in a Covid-secure way.
It’s worth mentioning that it can take a couple of months from the start of the process to a candidate receiving their start date. For example, successful candidates will need to obtain a provisional category D entitlement on their licence before they can start work.