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Useful Info

This link is designed to give you helpful tips that you may find useful. However, if you have specific questions or queries, please contact us directly or e-mail us on admin@unique-employment.co.uk

AWR - Agency Workers Regulations

AWR came into effect as of the 1st of October 2011, we have put together a briefing and factsheet to help you understand how it affects you, please see links below:

Candidate Briefing

Candidate Factsheet

John Lewis have produced their own handbook details agency worker rights when working for them, for more information please click the link below:

John Lewis AWR Handbook

Digital Tachographs

Digital tachographs are slowly but surely replacing the original analogue tachographs. Like analogues, the digital unit records driver activity times driving, other work, rest and breaks. However, unlike the analogue, which records only to a sheet, the digital units will record to the driver smart card and also holds the information in the Vehicle Unit.

Digital Tachograph card application packs are available from any of our Branches. We can also offer you full training, free of charge, on how to use these cards which takes approximately 2 hours. For further information, please contact one of our offces or alternatively, you can call DVLA direct on 0870 8501074 or look at their website www.dvla.gov.uk

For further in-depth information regarding digital tachographs and drivers hours, please click on the link below:
http://www.vosa.gov.uk/

Driver CPC training for lorry drivers

Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DriverCPC) introduces a new Initial Qualification for drivers entering the lorry and bus industries which they must complete in order to drive professionally. All professional / vocational bus, coach and lorry drivers must undertake periodic training in order to maintain their Driver CPC. Driver CPC - the Official DSA Guide for Professional Bus and Coach Drivers is available from the DSA Bookshop

Alternatively follow this link for more information.

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Identification required

Prior to registration, all candidates must provide 2 of the following original documents as a forms of identification: passport, NI Card or UK birth certificate. If applicable you must also bring documentation that proves your right to work in the UK. For further information please click on this link for The Home Office

Pay Day

Salaries are paid every Friday, a week in arrears, via a BACS transfer directly into your bank account. Therefore, all timesheets must be signed by the Company you have been assigned to and submitted to the Unique office no later than midday on Monday. Timesheets may be handed in, posted, faxed or emailed. Tax and National Insurance will be deducted according to the Inland Revenue requirements.

Limited Companies

Unfortunately, we cannot employ candidates on a self employed basis, unless you are operating as a Limited Company. As a Ltd Company, we will need your Company Registration Certificate to enable us to set up your account and your wages will then be paid directly into your account each Friday, a week in arrears.

Membership


We are members of the REC
(www.rec.co.uk)


We are members of the Freight Transport Association
(www.fta.co.uk)


We are also member of Chamber of Commerce
(www.chamberonline.co.uk)

24 Hour Service

Our office hours are 08.00-17.30. We can be contacted outside of these hours on our 24 hour number. Please refer to Contact Us for further details.