Rivar Sand & Gravel are a well established company with 3 depots in the Thames Valley who have been selling Aggregates and Building Materials for well over 20 years.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    7.30 am to 5pm core working hours with some Saturday working. An hour unpaid lunchbreak each day. 42.5 paid hours per week Monday – Friday. Saturday hours will be in addition to the 42.5

    Total hours per week: 42.50

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Apprenticeship duration

    1 years

  • Possible start date

    27 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful candidate will be taken on as an apprentice and given full training over a minimum of a 12 month period to eventually become a driver of goods vehicle L2.

Based in our Newbury depot the role involves undertaking deliveries of landscaping and aggregate materials in the local area.  You may also be required to help the team serve customers in the yard and pick orders ready for delivery whilst not driving.

The successful candidate will receive additional training in the use of crane offloading equipment and possibly Forklift Machinery.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Operating both Tipper aggregate lorries and crane vehicles.
  • Load or assist loading vehicle, where applicable
  • Ensure high levels of customer service is achieved
  • Comply with Road Traffic and Transport Legislation and Working Time Regulations
  • Be responsible for checking load accuracy and safety
  • Regularly check vehicle(s) and equipment is up to standard
  • Keep vehicle to a clean and presentable level

This position has the potential for continued full time employment as an additional driver.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Passed required driving and medical conditions.

Personal qualities

  • Physically fit
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Enjoys working outside
  • Hard working
  • Reliable
  • Comfortable customer facing as a representative of the company
  • Team player
  • Enthusiastic
  • Able to work to deadlines

Qualifications required

  • Full driving licence. 

Future prospects

Genuine prospects for the future as the successful candidate could be the successor of an existing self-employed driver who is looking to retire in the future.

About the employer

Rivar Sand and Gravel have been supplying quality landscaping and building materials for over 20 years. The company has three branches in Newbury, Tadley and Windlesham and has a turnover of over £2m.




Wyevale Garden Centre

Bath Road


RG18 3AN

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Driving Goods Vehicles
  • Functional Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Driving Goods Vehicles

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Reading College


Ciera Kent 01865 551881

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017