Trainee HGV Driver Class 1 Avonmouth, Bristol

Job title: Trainee HGV Driver Class 1

Company: Farmfoods

Job description: Looking to start a new career and be earning over £32,000 after your first year?

If you enjoy driving and being out on the road, starting your journey with us as a Trainee HGV Driver could be the opportunity you have been looking for. You will get your Class 1 (Cat C+E) licence and drive our fleet of vehicles making deliveries to our shops across the country.

  • You’ll start learning from day one as you get to grips with our distribution operation working with our warehouse team to pick and load stock ready for delivery to our shops.
  • Supported by our transport team, driver trainers and training coach you will gain all the knowledge you need to pass your theory test.
  • From there you’ll start your practical driver training and work towards achieving your Class 1 (Cat C+E) HGV licence.
  • Once you have your licence your training will continue as you work alongside our experienced drivers and driver trainers making deliveries to our shops.
  • After about a year your programme will be complete and you will be a licensed, confident professional HGV driver with a Level 2 apprenticeship qualification to go along with it.


This is a full time, 45 hour permanent position and you will be paid weekly. Your pay rate will rise in stages throughout the programme:

  • £10.40 per hour – From Day 1
  • £11.50 per hour – After obtaining your Class 1 licence
  • £12.21 per hour – After 9 months
  • £13.81 per hour – On completion of the programme.

In addition to your pay you will also benefit from:

  • 6 weeks annual leave.
  • Free canteen facilities.
  • A smart uniform and all PPE provided at no cost to you.
  • Free life assurance.
  • Workplace pension.
  • 15% staff discount to use in any of our shops.

About you:

  • You will hold a full standard manual UK car driving licence.
  • You will have no more than 3 penalty points on your licence (with no DD or DR endorsements)
  • Your shifts will start and end at our depot in Avonmouth, Bristol so you will need to be able to commute daily to this location.
  • For insurance reasons you must be at least 21 years old to apply for this position.

Expected salary:

Location: Avonmouth, Bristol

Job date: Sun, 26 Sep 2021 06:53:15 GMT

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