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Published on August 13th, 2021 | by The GC Team

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Bonuses for lorry drivers in Dixons Carphone recruitment push

Dixons Carphone has become the latest industry retailer to respond to the UK’s lorry driver shortage in a nationwide campaign offering bonuses all round to recruit, retain and retrain 7.5 tonne drivers.

The business is offering a sign-on bonus of £1,500 to new 7.5t drivers as well as paying a £1,500 retention bonus to existing ones.

Colleagues elsewhere in the business who choose to retrain as a driver will be eligible for the sign-on bonus and those who refer a friend for a driver vacancy can secure a £1,000 reward.

The retailer said it is also throwing its weight behind upskilling new drivers, with a scheme in which anyone over the age of 21 who has held their UK Category B driving licence for more than a year will have the cost of their training and tests paid for by the company – an average investment of £1,500 per colleague.

Last week John Lewis announced it would increase its LGV driver salaries and offer an enticement for new drivers in a response to the national shortage. Around 900 drivers currently employed by the company will benefit from the higher rates of pay.

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