Collection & Delivery Driver Apprentice DPDGROUP UK LTD

Are you an enthusiastic individual who enjoys the joy of driving and connecting with people? As a DPD apprentice driver, you'll embark on a rewarding journey, equipped with your very own route, van, and customers. We are committed to nurturing your potential and training you to become an exceptional driver.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    40 hour week on a rota pattern. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    2 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

The successful applicant will be fully involved in:

  • Using world class equipment and software to provide time delivery and collections to homes and businesses
  • Assist with loading parcels onto vehicles
  • Working with delivery schedules to plan a collection and delivery route
  • Comply to Health and Safety regulations
  • Complete pre-duty checks
  • Learning about DPD Core Values and DNA

The training you will be getting

  • Express delivery operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • The successful applicant will receive a world class standard of training as DPD is dedicated to fostering the growth and development of our employees
  • As an apprentice driver, you'll have the opportunity to advance within the company and be fully supported every step of the way
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Within DPD, the opportunities for progression within the many facets of the business are endless

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

This is a driving role so a car licence is essential. You must have held your licence for a minimum of 12 months and have not been previously disqualified from driving.

About the employer

Join us on our journey as we aim to be the UK’s most sustainable delivery company, whilst ensuring our customers continue to receive a world class service. You will be in a busy and fast paced business, with a turnover of over £2 billion, that can offer you great benefits and plenty of opportunities to progress your career. DPD are passionate about creating an environment that is open, ethical, inclusive and socially responsible. Along with job security, the tools to do the job and a competitive salary, you’ll receive fantastic benefits starting on day one, including never working on your birthday ever again!!! DPD is a Valuable 500 company and a Disability Confident Employer.




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Victoria, Roche

St. Austell

PL26 8LG

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Rob Dawkins

01980 845556

Apprenticeship standard

Express delivery operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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