Apprentice Driver GRS (ROADSTONE) LIMITED

An opportunity to start a career in a specialist transport/logistics organisation committed to the development of talent and future career progression. A formal programme offering the Apprentice the opportunity to train and learn on the job from an experienced LGV driver to become accustomed to the safe and efficient operation.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    48 hours including 5 hours paid break. 31 days holiday inc Bank Holidays. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 48.00

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

  • Apprenticeship duration

    56 weeks

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001309669

  • Positions

    2 available

An opportunity to start a career in a specialist transport/logistics organisation committed to the development of talent and future career progression.

A formal programme offering the Apprentice the opportunity to:

  • Train and learn on the job from an experienced driver and mentor in order to become accustomed to the safe and efficient operation of an LGV Cat C vehicle, and
  • Train over a 12 month period to achieve a Large Driving Goods Vehicle (LGV) – Level 2 apprenticeship qualification.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Maintain standards of Health & Safety at all times.
  • Help deliver an excellent customer service experience.
  • Ensure all deliveries are completed in full and on time.
  • Liaison with the traffic office and other colleagues.

Training provided:

  • Level 2 qualification in Large Goods Vehicles operations.
  • Cat C Rigid Vehicle Driving Licence, graduating to Car C+E.
  • Assigned a mentor within the business for development and ongoing support.
  • On the job shadowed and mentored training by Driver Mentor.
  • Driver CPC training/Masterclasses.
  • Ongoing career development.

Flexibility:

Apprentices on the programmes will be required to complete other tasks and duties as required by the company in order to compliment the training and support their colleagues at all times. Any such reasonable requests will be appropriate to the employee’s remuneration and status.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work from initiative and as part of a team
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines
  • Ability to operate and adapt to challenging situations
  • Good geographical skills
  • Good communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Some experience of working in a team in busy commercial operation

Personal qualities

  • Confident
  • Positive
  • Flexible

Qualifications required

  • English and Maths - GCSE (or equivalent) grades A*-F (candidates may be asked to complete a literacy and numeracy test).
  • Hold a full CAT B clean licence to drive a car for a minimum of 12 months (no points).
  • Subject to Medical and successful DVSA LGV Cat C provisional licence.

Future prospects

GRS has ambitious growth plans for the future and driver recruitment and retention forms a key part of its business strategy.

Things to consider

The candidate must live within 10 miles of the depot/site. The candidate must be over 25 to comply with company insurance policy.

About the employer

GRS is the UK's largest independent supplier of aggregates and waste removal services. It's main transport management offices are in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire and it has operational sites across the country.

Employer

GRS (ROADSTONE) LIMITED

Address

North Orbital Road

St. Albans

AL4 0RY

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Training provider

Train over a 12 month period to achieve a Large Driving Goods Vehicle (LGV) – Level 2 apprenticeship qualification.

Apprenticeship standard

Logistics and Supply Chain > Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Driver

Training provider

The National Logistics Academy Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The National Logistics Academy Ltd

Contact

John McNulty 03332206466 enquiries@logisticsacademy.co.uk


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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017