LGV Driver Class 1/C+E - Day shift
Starting from £32,760 plus shift allowances and benefits (earning potential up to £40,965*)
Day shift: Start times between 03:00 & 11:00*
Biggleswade depot SG18 9SX
We’re looking for LGV drivers to join our team in Biggleswade.
At Co-op, driving is about more than just getting our products from A to B. You’ll be the face of our logistics operation, interacting with Co-op colleagues and customers every day.
It’s not your usual ‘stuck-in-a-jam’ driving job, and Co-op isn’t a ‘run-of-the-mill’ employer. We’ll give you real work/life balance – your week will be based around 40 hours, worked over 5 days, with the opportunity to work additional hours to top up your pay packet.
You’ll have a rota, so that you know when you’re working well ahead of time. And at the end of your shift you’ll always get to go home (no tramping here!).
Your working week will be varied – delivering to our stores and depots across the East of England and the Home Counties. You’ll help us to serve communities in both urban and rural areas.
What you’ll do
• provide an efficient and supportive delivery service to our stores
• deliver caged stock to stores or other depots in a safe, professional, and cost-effective way
• drive safely, obeying the rules of the road and following the correct Co-op procedures
• positively represent Co-op on the road, treating other road users and pedestrians with respect
• support our shunting operations, moving both rigids and trailers around the yard – training will be provided
This role would suit people who have
• a C+E category (Class 1) LGV drivers’ licence
• previous experience as an LGV/HGV driver
• the ability to work positively with Co-op customers and colleagues
• great organisation and time management skills
As an LGV driver at Co-op you’ll get be responsible for delivering a service that’s valuable to our customers, communities and our society. You’ll also get a package and benefits including…
• a competitive salary
• weekend and unsociable hours allowances
• great holiday allowance (rising in line with service)
• discounts on Co-op products and services
• a pension with up to 10% employer contributions
Building an inclusive work environment
We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. We want to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential.
As an LGV driver at Co-op you’ll get a manager who listens to you, and works with you to protect your wellbeing. You’ll also be part of a depot team that works together to celebrate difference, and gives colleagues a say on the day to day things that affect them at work.
We can make reasonable adjustments to our interview process if you have specific needs. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at coop.co.uk/peoplepolicies.
* Shift allowances: £2.31 per hour weekend shift allowance and £1.24 per hour unsociable (7pm-3am) shift allowance
Earning potential of up to £40,965* based on working an average of 48 hours per week (40hr basic + 8hr overtime)
*One hour flexibility each side of the ‘ordinary’ start time provided to you. For example – if your ‘ordinary’ start time is 06:00, then for most shifts you’ll start at 06:00, however, on occasion, you may be scheduled to start a shift upto a maximum of 60 minutes earlier or later than your ‘ordinary’ start time.
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From flexibility and a decent pay to a wide range of benefits and financial discounts, working at Co-op isn’t your standard driving role.
At Co-op, we’re passionate about doing great work for the communities we trade in. That means having the right people, from all walks of life and backgrounds, in our team to serve them. Take a look below how to become one of us.
Online assessment As part of your application you’ll need to complete an online assessment which will measure how well your behaviours, values and motivations match up to this role and our overall Co-op culture. It will take around 20 minutes to complete this assessment.
Phone call Once you’ve completed the assessment, if you’re successful and shortlisted for the next stage, you’ll get a phone call from one of our colleagues. We know how important it is for candidates to speak to a real person – to ask questions and be reassured of their application.
If you pass your online assessment and short phone call, you’ll be asked to come to one of our stores for an interview.
We’ll send you an email for you to choose a date and time for your interview online – but if you can’t make it, don’t worry, you can provide the Hiring Manager times of when’s best for you. Before your interview, we’ll send you a really helpful guide on how best to prepare, so nothing on the day should surprise you, and most importantly what proof you need to bring to prove your right to work in the UK.
Your decision If you’re successful at your interview, you’ll receive a phone call from the hiring manager you met to talk about your job offer. If you accept, we’ll then send your offer online via an email. Before anything can be processed, we'll need you to accept this offer online. This will start your journey into our Co-op.
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