HGV Driver Apprentice Riva (T/u Pomroy & Hine Ltd)

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. Based in our busy Newbury depot this is an excellent opportunity for someone to train as an L2 driver of goods vehicle delivering landscaping and building materials.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 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.

    Total hours per week: 42.50

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

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 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 active
  • 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

GCSE's grade C or above in English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

A 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.

Things to consider

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.40 from the 1st October 2016. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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.


Riva (T/u Pomroy & Hine Ltd)


5 West Mills


RG14 5HG

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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 ciera.kent@activateapprenticeships.co.uk

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2017