Class 1 Driver

Thrapston, Northamptonshire
£14.50 - £18.85 per hour
Closing date
23 Jun 2022

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Wincanton are recruiting for both Day and Night Class 1 LGV Drivers to join our team at Thrapston, Kettering carrying out deliveries for our Primark contract.

You will be Driving a Class 1 curtain side, double decker or box trailer vehicle, delivering caged or palletised goods to RDC's or stores

  • £33,930 per annum basic (based on 45 hours per week) plus shift enhancements
  • £14.50 - £18.85 per hour
  • Working any 5 out of 7 on a rota
  • Start times are available in the following bands:

Days: 0400 - 0700 / 1000 - 1200 / 1200 - 1400

Nights: 1600 - 2000 /2300 - 0200


Additional premiums:

  • £1.45 per hour - For hours between 16.00 - 21.59
  • £2.90 per hour - For hours between 22.00 - 05.59
  • £4.35 per hour - For weekends

Overtime paid at 1.5 basic rate after 45 hours worked

Benefits Include:

  • Monthly pay
  • Permanent 45 hour a week contract
  • Essential DCPC training
  • Uniform provided
  • Access to company pension scheme
  • Customer discount card
  • For every driver that you refer, you can earn an impressive £1,000

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the accurate, timely movement and delivery of our customers' products.
  • Single drop
  • Adhering to safe working practices to ensure the safety of yourself and others at all times.
  • Securing load of the trailer to ensure products are safely secured to minimise chances of damage.
  • Provide excellent customer service at all times and to take ownership of customer issues on delivery.
  • Be aware of the vehicle defects and bring to the attention of Transport Office as necessary.
  • Attend essential training in order to carry out the Driver role.


Experience & Qualifications

  • Must have a valid LGV Class 1 licence
  • Must have a valid Driver CPC
  • Must hold Digital tachograph card
  • Must not have more than 6 points on licence
  • Ideally you will have 6 months experience but new Class 1 LGV drivers will be considered
  • Possess excellent customer facing awareness skills
  • Good timekeeper and able to work unsupervised
  • Enthusiastic and reliable with a commitment to delivering 1st class customer service
  • Must have good communication skills and a flexible attitude to work
  • Must have a good geographical knowledge


We really value our people and offer a friendly working environment, a focus on developing your skills and a competitive salary. Access to a company pension scheme with employer contributions and other optional schemes you may wish to join. These are just some of the reasons which make Wincanton a great place to work!

If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

About Us

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. As the largest British logistics company, we work in industry sectors as diverse as milk, defence, energy, retail, consumer goods and construction, supporting every stage of development and adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistics challenges. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do, and our mission is "to make our customers business's better, every day."


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Wincanton is a leading supply chain partner for British business, providing supply chain solutions up and down the country with 19,100 colleagues working across more than 200 sites. and have a 3,500-strong fleet of vehicles.

We are great people delivering sustainable supply chain value.

Our Culture:

Our culture comes from a shared set of ideas, beliefs and values as to what is important to us as a company, and what drives value for our customers. For us, making our customers’ business better – every day, is our aim.

Driving Roles:

Working with organisations across our many sectors, we have various driver opportunities across the country. We offer a friendly working environment, a focus on developing your skills and a competitive salary. You will also receive some great company paid benefits including:

  • Company pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Loss of LGV licence insurance

In addition, you will have access to some great tax efficient benefits and discounts such as:

  • Share incentive plan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Medical cash plans
  • Discounts including breakdown cover, airport parking, EE Network

We have a number of great driver opportunities across the country.

We are recruiting now, so to find out more about joining our winning team by applying for one of the jobs below:

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