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Trainee HGV Driver

Salary: £0

Location: The Runnings

Job type: Permanent

Category: The Runnings Heavy Vehicle

Trainee HGV Driver Cotteswold Dairy are working in partnership with PDT to offer an HGV training scheme that will assist candidates in preparing for, and obtaining, an HGV Driving Licence. No previous haulage experience is required – anyone can become an HGV driver. If you are over 18 years old and hold a valid UK driver’s licence, you are eligible! HGV Driver Training Cotteswold Dairy offer a full training scheme, with on-the-job training, an expereinced buddy, dedicated academic and practical support staff in-house, and over eighty years of experience in distribution. We will arrange your pre-course medical and walk you through the required steps before you begin. Throughout the course you will be supported by the PDT training team and our Haulage Department to ensure you develop the required skills to pass your theory, hazard perception and CPC exams; while gaining confidence and real-world experience driving HGV vehicles. You will complete your practical training with both PDT and Cotteswold Dairy through our buddy system before you take your practical exam. Training will encompass: Advice & Guidance – Get to know logistics training session Medical Exam Access to a revision portal for theory exam Theory, Hazard perception and Module 2 test Practical training through both PDT and Cotteswold Dairy Module 3 practical driving test Practical driving module 4 test Post completion interview Around the driving training you be required to do: Production training/picking in the Chilled warehouse Vehicle loading Learning rounds through the ‘buddy’ system (as a passenger) Training will take around 16 weeks to complete. This will encompass a mixture of study, practical instruction and familiarisation with the products and processes. The training period will include day shifts and night shifts. IMPORTANT - This physically active role involves working nights, and requires manual handling By the end of the training the Trainee will expected to fulfil the following: Operation of applicable vehicles The safe loading and unloading of stock at customer sites – pallets and roll cages Picking of orders and learning the products Complete a conscientious check of their assigned vehicle every morning and evening correcting any minor defects and highlighting serious defects to their Supervisor/Manager HGV Driver Duties Key duties of this role include: Delivery of dairy and other products to Wholesale & Semi-Retail customers Unloading and loading at customer sites – to include pallets and roll cages Picking of orders and learning the products Complete a conscientious check of the assigned vehicle at the start and end of shift HGV Driver Working Hours Training will encompass both daytime training, study, and night time operation. Throughout, we endeavour to make this as seamless as possible to give you a firm foundation for a successful career. Full Time, 48 hours per week. Five shifts Monday - Sunday on a rota basis. In order to comply with the Working Time Directive, this will be averaged out over a period of 26 weeks. Company Benefits We also offer benefits including: •    Competitive salary with scope to train and advance within the business •    22 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays •    Additional day of holiday after 3 years’ service •    Refer a friend - potentially receive £500 •    Cycle to work scheme •    Discounted products, including doorstep delivery where available •    Group personal pension scheme •    Health and wellbeing benefit via Simply Health To be considered for this fantastic opportunity as a Trainee HGV Driver please click apply now


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