LGV Driver Apprentice, Jobs, 51155

LGV Driver Apprentice

  • Location: West Midlands
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● Nationwide

● Full-time (40 hours)

● Department: Transport

● Shift Pattern: 5 out of 7

● Working Pattern: Days

● August start date 

Reporting To: LGV Training Co-ordinator

Liaising with: LGV Training, Transport Department, Apprentice Manager & Coordinator

Purpose of Position

The LGV Driver Apprenticeship is a 13 - month programme where apprentices will learn all aspects of professional driving as well as gaining their Category C and C+E licences. This is with a view to moving to a full time LGV Driver position within DPD upon completion of the Apprenticeship. Responsibilities include non-driving duties such as office work, drivers mate and warehousing during training. Apprentices will also undertake a range of masterclasses which are designed to provide a broad range of knowledge about the job, alongside building their skills and behaviours. Apprentice will obtain CPC licences as part of the LGV Apprentice programme and is a legal requirement to drive LGV vehicles.

The LGV Apprenticeship is designed to give apprentices the opportunity to explore and develop skills for further career progression within DPD.

Entry Requirements

Apprentices must be 18 or over and have a minimum of 12 months UK driving experience, and as minimum have;

- Category B licence

- Have completed their Vocational Licence Medical and gained Cat CE provisional entitlement by Day 1 of Apprenticeship

Applicants will still be considered if they have completed further steps in the Licence Acquisition process such as;

- Already holding a Category C licence

- Having successfully passed any/all of the following theory tests

  •  LGV Multiple Choice Theory Test -
  • LGV Hazard Perception Test
  • CPC Mod 2 Case Study Theory Test

Key Tasks/Areas of responsibility

● To carry out all tasks required as part of the Apprenticeship programme

● To load and unload vehicles in line with procedures.

● To plan and assess routes in line with daily needs.

● To complete all checks in a timely and accurate manner, in line with procedures.

● To ensure the vehicle is in full working order, and to report any faults in line with procedure.

● To carry out all vehicle checks.

● To monitor and prevent damage to vehicles and inform a supervisor where damage is identified.

● To ensure that all CPC, driving licence and driver’s hours legislation is adhered to.

● To collect parcels from customers and company sites in a timely and accurate manner, allowing for changes to schedule.

● To comply with the accident and breakdown procedures if appropriate.

● To implement the Health & Safety policy, ensuring and maintaining a safe working environment.

● Carry out such duties as may reasonably be requested by supervisors or other management.

● Attend additional training programmes to supplement both your learning and the Linehaul Operation.

Additional Information

What we’re looking for;

● Familiar with Google Workspace (GMail/GSheet)

● Independently motivated, with the ability to take on tasks and duties without immediate direction

● Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels

● High attention to detail to produce accurate and quality work

● Demonstrate the core DPD DNA values of Passion, Respect, Honesty, Flexibility, Hard Work and Accountability

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications)

Where candidates have reached the above criteria they must be able to provide certificates as evidence during the interview stage.

Where candidates have not achieved the requisite qualifications (or cannot evidence them) they will be supported to achieve them throughout the apprenticeship in order to reach programme completion at 13 months.

Special Conditions

● Study leave - When required

● Opportunity to work in a clean, health and safety conscious environment

● Funded Training to develop your skills

● The opportunity to progress your career within the business

Key Measures of Performance

● Compliance to training and qualification schedule.

● Productivity.

● Attendance record.

● Training reports.

● Assigned mentor reports.

● Successful completion of all tests/qualifications