Central Bedfordshire tries to recruit lorry drivers as shortage continues to bite

The move comes as area suffers a combination of Brexit and Covid

By Clare Turner
Wednesday, 18th August 2021, 5:11 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th August 2021, 5:12 pm

Central Bedfordshire Council is recruiting LGV drivers as garden waste collections are still suspended in the area.

FCC Environment - working with the council - is hoping to attract drivers with a LGV2 licence to fill the gap caused by a combination of Brexit and Covid.

Brian Ashby, FCC Environment area manager, said: “There is a national shortage of drivers in the UK at the moment and this is impacting our own business, so we are looking at other ways of attracting skilled drivers into a crucial sector to join us as key workers helping to deliver exceptional recycling and waste collections services throughout Central Bedfordshire.”

Have you got a LGV2 licence?

If you are interested in joining the team, FCC Environment offers recruits a Monday to Friday working week, 20 days' holiday plus bank holidays, sick pay, pension scheme and life insurance.

Email [email protected] or call 01243 975060.