Driver Apprentice

27 Apr 2021
25 May 2021
Start Date
At Warburtons, family is at the heart of our business. Five generations'??? worth of expertise that goes into making our bakery products allows us to continue a tradition of baking inherited over the past 141 years.

Warburtons is the largest bakery brand in the UK, but that doesn't allow us to rest on our laurels. We are pioneers of the industry and ambitious market leaders, always seeking to challenge ourselves and convention. It is part of our philosophy to provide honest good sense on issues of health and well-being, helping the whole family to enjoy our products as part of a healthy, balanced diet, through a range of products to suit all meal occasions, lifestyles and tastes.
As 'Britain's Best Loved Food Brand' we have been baking bread since 1876. Today, we are proudly a fifth-generation family company supplying 18,000 retail customers from 12 bakeries and 14 depots, producing a range of over 70 products including gluten and wheat free. Our family of 4,500 colleagues throughout the UK, have recognised us as a Sunday Times Top 30 Best Big Companies' to work for.
Family and values are what makes us different, and we are a proud bunch, join us and you too could be proud to be Warburtons.

The Recipe

Are you a Delivery Driver on top of your game with the desire to further your career and gain a nationally recognised standard in your career?
Working alongside our Distribution and Training Teams, we are offering the chance to do your LGV Level 2 Standard, which is nationally recognised, and the opportunity of a Multi-Drop delivery role, driving in one of the most professional fleets in the country. Our vehicles have state-of the art telematics, sat nav and tracking systems.
As one of our drivers, you'll deliver products to customers, within all legal and company requirements for transport legislation, Health and Safety, hygiene, quality, food safety and customer service.

Key Accountabilities and Measures

* To ensure the safe, efficient loading and delivery of products to customers
* To ensure compliance with Health and Safety, quality, food safety and accident reporting standards and procedures to achieve an accident free workplace
* To comply with all transport legislation ensuring the relevant operational paperwork is completed in a timely manner
* Provide quality customer service through a collaborative approach that exceeds expectations
* To maintain company vehicle to the required standards
* To be a Warburtons brand ambassador with our customers and live our values

Essential Ingredients

* Must hold a valid UK driving license and be able to attain a Class C licence and CPC within a 6-12 month period.
* Knowledge and experience of working in a multi-drop distribution role in a FMCG environment e.g. home delivery.
* Knowledge of transport legislation - e.g. Highway Code
* Health and Safety knowledge - understands own responsibilities to work safely and considers the safety of others, identifies Health and Safety risks and reports them appropriately
* Reasonable geographic knowledge
* Good command of written and spoken English to enable reading of delivery notes, road signs etc. and customer communication
* Knowledge of food quality and safety regulations - BRC/AIB standards
* Basic vehicle maintenance and mechanical knowledge to be able to relay faults to service provider
* SAFED trained
* Excellent customer service skills with an ability to express views clearly and concisely, develops effective relationships, able to manage confrontation in a calm and professional manner
* Team working - be able to work within a team as well as work unsupervised for long periods
* Can carry out basic vehicle maintenance - bulb change/oil checks and top up/washer fluids top up /fuelling/ fuses

Extra Dough

At last and by no means yeast you will want to know what your breads worth.
* A slice of the annual profits (discretionary profit share)
* Award winning pension scheme with company contributions up to 7%
* Life assurance
* Products youll love along with deals and discounts for you and the family through our Extra Dough website
* Continued investment in your personal development
* Fully stocked kitchens filled with our delicious products for you to enjoy with your daily brew!

We respect and value difference. We look to create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or any other aspect which makes them unique, are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work, is the right thing to do

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