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Driver Stories

Hristo's Story 

“Right from the start, my first impressions of Savanna were really positive. They arranged for me to come in for an interview the day after my initial phone call to them, and were really helpful and friendly. I had experience driving a lorry in Bulgaria but not in the UK, so decided to do my CPC with Savanna, to show that I was truly committed and motivated to learn. The training I received was very clear and professional, making me feel confident I could do the job, and Will the MD even came out with me on my first day to offer support and advice.

I’m now in a permanent position with Palletways and couldn’t have done it without Savanna. Other agencies I contacted weren’t prepared to give me a chance, due to my lack of experience in the UK, but Savanna invested the time to train me and help me gain the experience and skills I needed. Since then I’ve done my forklift training with Savanna, adding another qualification to my CV, and I now feel I have valuable skills I could offer to any future employer.

When talking to other drivers I always recommend Savanna and cannot thank them enough for all the help and support they have given me.”

Valeriu's Story

“I was working as a Warehouse Manager when some of the drivers I knew suggested that I contact Savanna. I already had 12 years’ experience as a lorry driver in Croatia and was keen to return to a driving role, so contacted Savanna to see if they could help. My CPC was up to date, so I started almost immediately and was really pleased to have regular work every day and reliable payment every week. I worked through Savanna for just over 6 months before they found me a permanent placement with my current employer. For anyone who is looking to get back into driving, I would highly recommend Savanna as a good place to start. They’re easy to work with and really do look after you.”

John's Story

“I’m very happy working for Savanna. They are a good bunch of people and really do look after their drivers. I’m in the rare situation where I’m assigned to just one customer, but the work is really varied and takes me throughout the UK, which I enjoy. From the customer’s perspective, they get continuity with the same driver, and for me, I have regular work and know exactly what’s expected of me. I’ve worked for other agencies, but Savanna really do go the extra mile. They only employ good drivers, so you feel valued from the start, the rates of pay are very good and on the rare occasion that I’ve queried anything, they’re always quick to step in and get it sorted. I’d thoroughly recommend them to other drivers – in fact I do!”

Krzysztof's Story

“When I first met Savanna’s Managing Director Will, I was working as a forklift driver in a warehouse. He persuaded me to obtain my Class 2 licence and become an LGV driver. The hours were long, but the money was better, so I completed my Class 1 and 2, and with Will’s help secured a permanent position at Palletways, where I worked as a driver for 11 years.

Due to a change in my personal circumstances earlier this year I was forced to give up full time driving and have recently accepted a position working for Savanna directly. My wealth of driving experience makes me an asset to the team, not only as an emergency driver, but also to help with the recruitment of other drivers, assessing suitability and experience.

I am part of a team of logistics and haulage specialists, dedicated to ensuring the right drivers are assigned to the right clients. I would like to think that it’s this level of real life industry experience that makes Savanna stand out from our competitors”.

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