Got a driving licence? Here are 8 jobs in the North East that you can apply for now

They say learning to drive is one of the hardest things you've ever done. However, once the driver's license is obtained, it can open up new job opportunities. According to, there are currently many job vacancies in the North East that require little more than that small plastic card.

Here are some of the jobs you can apply for right now. Part-time delivery driver Based in Ashington, this work plans to work three days a week for a "prestigious" company.

In addition to a full license, the right person for the role must also be physically fit, have experience in completing documents and dealing with clients. In return they can expect up to GBP 9 an hour, with the potential for overtime. Visit here for more information.

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Trainee bus driver Have you ever thought about getting on the buses? Now could be your chance because Stagecoach is hiring.

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(Image: Newcastle Chronicle) Anyone with a license with less than six penalty points and a passion for offering a "great customer experience" - can apply. The role is based in Hartlepool, but the company says that if you move from the area, your job would be safe.

Click here for more detailed information. Courier service A "well-known" courier is looking for at least three new pilots in view of the hectic Christmas season.

Applicants must be able to drive and experience at least 80 deliveries per day. In return, they can expect a competitive salary for the role, based in the Stake Hill Industrial Estate, Middleton. To apply, visit here.

Delivery driver Robson and Cowan supply everything from chainsaws to lawn mowers on board. Now the Northumberland company is looking for someone to deliver those products to customers.

The full-time role needs a driver who also has a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). Click here for more detailed information. Coffee assistant

This role would involve shifts throughout the week, but offers a minimum of 24 hours of work. And in addition to serving food and drinks, the chosen candidate can also have other tasks such as assisting with visits to the site of the unspecified employer. To request the role, which is based in Cramlington, visit here.

Forklift operator Got a driving licence? Here are 8 jobs in the North East that you can apply for now A forklift truck places an empty container with others in the port of Felixstowe
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This role also requires a Counterbalance and Reach license, but in return the successful candidate will earn up to GBP 9.50 per hour. Temporary work, for a car company based in Cramlington's Bassington Industrial Estate, could also become permanent as long as "no factory rules are broken" within the trial period. For details, visit here.

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Class one driver This Newcastle-based role also requires additional driving qualifications in addition to the additional license. However, it offers salaries up to GBP 13 per hour.

Immediate departures are also available, while the announcement states: "We try to offer you a full-time position weekly, but we can also adapt part-time if this is your preference." Visit here for more information. More information
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Safety manager This work, based in County Durham, provides 12-hour shifts with duties including CCTV. However, it is open to anyone with a driver's license and with SIA qualifications.

The license is necessary as it may be required to cover shifts elsewhere.

For more details on how to apply, visit here.

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