Skipper Recruit Ltd can now offer driver training & assessments on the job for drivers who have little or no experience or who haven't driven for my years.


Once you're driving is up to standard, we can offer you ongoing work with one of our clients so give us a call!!

If your a driver looking for work or a haulage firm wanting your drivers assessed give the office a call for more information


01603 299229


Northwalsham Town FC vets first league game today.

After playing some really good football and dominating huge parts are the game, unfortunately we didn’t come away with the result we wanted 😢

Losing 3-2 

Very happy with the new kits and our proud sponsors Skipper Recruit Ltd.

On to the next game.

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    Driver Wage inflation. 

    Anyone in our industry will be acutely aware of the issue of driver wage inflation. 

    This is of course being driven by the current driver shortage quoted to be around 100,000.


    Our media has picked up on shortages on supermarket shelves and domestic waste collections also being under strain.

    For many years the supermarkets were driving prices and rates down however currently the reverse seems to be the case. In an effort to ensure deliveries for Christmas some of the hourly & day rates being advertised are at a level that only a few months ago would have been considered impossible.

    Is this simply a bubble to burst in January or are these rates here to stay?

     To be honest, currently I cannot read the market that far ahead, however as always we have to remain vigilant and reactive in the current climate.

    Mike Stannard.


    Had the pleasure of taking Colin out for an assessment and some driver training again at our client DFDS in Lowestoft. 


    Colin only has 3 months Class 1 experience over 15 years and I would of never guessed it.


    Colin's driving went very well and his reversing was spot on.


    Colin will be doing night work ongoing for Skipper Recruit Ltd. 


    Welcome to the team 🤝




    This is a very proud moment for me.. Skipper Recruit are sponsoring my local football team North Walsham Town Football Club ⚽️


    The kit and training tops are for the vet’s team which I’m managing and playing for this year.




    Another great day, yesterday Skipper trained Maria for our client DFDS. 

    She only has 3 months experience and hasn’t drove for over 3 years.

    Reasons why?

    Bad experience with a client treating her bad and not given her any training/support, working her to the ground on low money.

    Can’t believe there are still firms not supporting drivers or raising their pay rates.

    Maria welcome to Skipper Recruit Ltd and well done yesterday.

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    Skipper Recruit Ltd are again, going above and beyond the call of duty. 


    Signing off another new class 1 driver into our under-staffed industry with our client Anglia Freight.


    Wayne went out with Skipper recruit and did some training.


    He was a class 2 driver but hadn't drove for many years, he sat his Class 1 in June but struggled with confidence behind the wheel.

    If you’re a class 1 or 2 driver who hasn’t any experience or hasn’t drove for many years and you live in East Anglia, get in touch and see how Skipper Recruit Ltd can help you.


    Another happy driver joins the Team!


    Paul, from London, moved to Suffolk recently having not drove a Class 1truck for over 7 years.

    Skipper Recruit Joined him for the day and provided a full training course. We gave him some pointers, practiced some reversing to got his confidence up.

    He is now working this week for one of our clients Anglia Freight Ltd by himself and long may that continue.

    Happy driver and happy client!

    Skipper Recruit Ltd going above and beyond...

     The skipper way!



    In the News..

    Our managing Director, Danny Skipper, raised £1198 for charity, supporting those who served our country. 

    "giving back to those in need is something I've always been passionate about, a special thank you has to go to Alysham with their generosity and fantastic donation"

    Danny Skipper.



    Skipper Recruit are delighted to announce the promotion of Mike Stannard to Operations Manager. Mike has settled in very well at Skipper and his wealth of knowledge is priceless. Congratulations from the Team and we wish you all the success that comes with.


    Armed forces convenant 


    Skipper Recruit are proud to say we have signed the armed forces covenant. this is something we have always wanted to do and finally got round to it.

    "Once a squaddie, always a squaddie. I will always help my serving and veteran brothers and sisters who are ever needing work"

    Danny Skipper