Mainstream specialises in providing driving, warehouse, logistics, industrial and office staff to a wide range of clients. These range from smaller local operations to some of the nation’s largest retailers and distributors. We’ve grown into one of Kent’s largest independent agencies by giving a reliable service at very competitive rates.

Our range of placements includes the categories below, but there is no limit to the roles we can fill, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So do contact us if there are staff positions or sectors you can’t see on the list.

Driving placements

LGV1 – general haulage, supermarkets, refrigerated, ADR, roll-on/roll-off, tramping, waste, MOFFAT and HIAB;

LGV2 – general haulage, multi-drop, specialist, ADR, roll-on/roll-off, skips, waste, removals, MOFFAT and HIAB;

7-5 T – general haulage, multi-drop, ADR, specialist, skips, waste, removals

VAN – multi-drop and specialist, plus most variations.

Permanent and office placements

Permanent – Mainstream can manage any aspect of your recruitment process, including advertising, interview, assessment (by qualified assessors) and placement. Excellent packages are available.

Temp-to-Perm – We can manage any part of the process, from advertising, interview and assessment (by qualified assessors) through to placement. We have lots of great packages – contact us to find out more about our permanent and temp-to-perm services.

Office placements – We have an excellent track record in sourcing suitable candidates, for both temporary and permanent situations. Clerical, supervisory and management positions are our speciality.

Industrial placements

F.L.T. – Mainstream can supply Counterbalance, Reach and Bendi truck drivers on either a short- or long-term booking.

Picker/packer – All types of role can be filled, from one person to teams of 20 or more. We can also provide pre-work training, with bespoke set-ups, at our modern training centre in Sittingbourne. So your new workers will already be familiar with your layout and needs, and can start working productively straight away.

Port staff – Mainstream currently supplies staff to 2 dock locations in Kent; our experienced team will be able to advise, recommend and provide the personnel you need.

Driver’s mates – We can source driver’s assistants for any type of vehicle or situation.

Logistics and training: the perfect match

Mainstream has been operating at the heart of the logistics industry since 1997, so we understand the challenges that our clients face, in particular seasonal fluctuations and the vital need to attract the right drivers at the right time.

We have a unique position in logistics and warehousing, as we can provide any type of training for prospective staff, to ensure the perfect fit of people and skills.

As we have our own Operator’s (or ‘O’) Licence, we are also uniquely placed to understand the importance of legal compliance. In addition to our qualified Transport manager we also have consultants that hold national CPC qualifications, overseeing LGV Driver supply.

Our in-house training division trains thousands of new drivers and warehouse staff every year and this, coupled with our pro-active recruitment programme, with radio and press advertising, ensures we are able to supply a constant stream of skilled labour to our clients.

Alongside our staff placement service, we offer on-site training, specifically developed to meet clients’ needs, however complex. We can also run bespoke ‘warehouse-to-wheels’ programmes and apprenticeships. Contact us to find out how we can help.

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    What our customers say

    Recently undertaken CPC training with Mainstream. I have got to say that the staff were absolutely superb ensuring that the whole experience was not only delivered in a way which was engaging and informative but actually very enjoyable too. Thank you very much to the trainers. There is some subject matter which can in my opinion be very difficult to make exciting but Mainstream delivered on all levels.

    I did a forklift, warehouse and storage course at Mainstream Group, I loved it! All the instructors were very supportive throughout the course and I gained a very useful Level 2 NVQ award in Forklift trucks operations. Would recommend to anybody looking for training.

    I had the most amazing 3 weeks with Mainstream. First two weeks I learnt so much with NVQs in health and safety and warehousing/picking goods, then the third week I was learning to drive a 18tonne truck, by that Friday I had passed with 2 minors.