LGV Driver Apprenticeship
Employer: European Metal Recycling
Hourly Wage: Starting at £5.55 an hour with the potential to achieve £9 an hour in the first year!
Duration: 12 Months
Hours: Average 45 hour per week. Monday - Friday (Occasional Saturdays), 6am starts. 30 minute unpaid lunch.
This Apprenticeship is ideally suited to an individual who is interested in a future career in Logistics and Transport.
Apprentices will learn how to:
- Drive a LGV safely and in accordance with the law, company policies and procedures.
- Operate within speed limits and advice given in the Highway Code.
- Use vehicle seat belts correctly.
- Working safely when outside the vehicle
- Operate LGV and associated equipment in line with licence, competence and company requirements.
- Drive within the tachograph law and driver hours limits.
- Carry out daily defect checking including tyre and wheel-nut checking with the aim of maintaining roadworthiness.
- Operate efficiently on sites.
- Complete paperwork carefully and accurately.
- Supervise the loading of the vehicle so that products are safely loaded and secured.
- Maintain the cleanliness of the driving cab.
- Ensure accidents are kept to a minimum.
- Demonstrate driver behaviour that optimises fuel efficiency.
There is the opportunity for progression to acquire Class 1 license. As this is within the Transport department, there is the potential career progression up to Transport Manager.
Skills and Qualifications Required
- Ability to interpret written instructions.
- Driving experience on UK roads.
- Ability to use smartphone / handheld computer.
- GCSE English and Mathematics, Grade A – C (Or equivalent) or willing to work towards it.
- Clean UK Driving Licence.
- Willingness to learn.
- Able to follow instructions.
- Effective communicator.
- Good interpersonal skills.
- Calm under pressure.
- Risk averse.
Although EMR drivers do not work the unsociable hours expected in this profession, the environment in which they operate is challenging. You are responsible for a vehicle that can be very dangerous on the road and so you must be vigilant and responsible at all times.
Roadside facilities vary and may not be the most inviting of places and much time will be spent in a cab of your vehicle. Smoking is not permitted in vehicle cabs.
A global leader in metal recycling employing 4500 staff across 170 locations around the world. The recycling process begins with the collection of scrap metal from businesses, manufacturers, construction sites, government bodies and the general public. The Company’s Learning & Development function offers a range of services, taking responsibility for the development, training and progression of our UK employees. Their aim is to ensure that staff can maximise their ability and prepare them for the next step in their career.
How to Apply
If you're interested in this position, please click the 'apply now' button. PLEASE NOTE, YOU MUST ATTACH AN UP TO DATE CV TO BE CONSIDERED.
Successful candidates will be contacted via telephone to discuss the next stages, which will include an assessment day on 11th February 2020.