Site Driver Trainer

Date: 22-Jul-2022

Location: Birmingham, GB, B7 4SN

Company: Greggs Plc


You will be contracted to work 45 hours a week, over 5 out of 7 days on a permanent basis.

Your shifts will vary across Monday to Friday and you will be based at our Birmingham supply site.


£38,271 per annum



What you'll do

  • Facilitate vehicle familiarisation for all new starters across your sites: utilising the Calendar & Task Planner to schedule training dates in advance; ensuring all new starters receive the required compliance & operational training, work closely with transport teams to plan and schedule required training
  • Track progress on all training, highlight progress and raise areas of concern to line managers 
  • Conduct training on various licence classifications (Cat B, C, and C+E)
  • Deliver CPC courses and training relating to drivers’ hours / tachographs / WTD rules and regulations to new starters and existing employees as required
  • Use Telematics performance statistics and deliver training to proactively manage driver performance
  • Liaise with other personnel such as Transport Supervisors, Transport Team Leaders to maximise benefits for all training provided, ensuring that all training is relevant and in line with best practice
  • Assist in all incidents and accidents investigations in line with company policy
  • Cover other depots as required (overnight stays may be necessary)
  • Conduct Pre-employment assessments for both Permanent and Maintenance teams including Agency drivers
  • Demonstrate and train drivers in coupling of trailers, the SMC program, driving regulations, vehicle & trailer familiarisation programs and DVWC, full annual driving assessments for current drivers
  • Pre-employment Assessments for new drivers and provide information, advice and guidance

About you

  • A strong desire to work closely with your Line Manager and colleagues to achieve a consistent approach to training across all supply sites.
  • The willingness and ability to travel to other sites on an occasional basis
  • An understanding of Supply Chain Operations
  • Skilled in providing on the job training and coaching
  • Recognises when standards aren’t being met and knows how best to support
  • High regard for Food Safety & SHE
  • Written and spoken communication skills that allow you to inform and advise others clearly
  • Microsoft Office knowledge
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and diversity

Desired Qualifications:

  • PTTLS, Award in Education Level 3 or similar qualification
  • Presentation skills and some experience of accelerated learning techniques
  • Flexible in availability for working hours (as may be required to work different shifts each week or asked to work overtime).
  • Driving assessor qualified i.e. DIA, ROSPA, RTITB

What we can offer

  • Our Greggs Employee discount Scheme is very generous, offering you up to 50% off our food
  • Your holiday entitlement starts with 4.2 weeks, in addition to bank holidays, which increases with service up to a maximum of 6 weeks after 25 years’ service. (Pro-rata for part time)
  • After 6 months service you may be eligible for our profit share scheme
  • You will receive free life assurance after 1 year’s continuous service.  This is a death in service benefit which provides a lump sum payment equal to one and a half years’ salary
  • You will automatically join our Greggs pension scheme which is a fantastic way to save for your retirement and allows you to benefit from employer contributions and tax advantages

Other benefits include:

  • Share Save and Share Incentive Schemes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Healthcare Plans
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

About Greggs

Here at Greggs, we love what we do and we have fun! What makes Greggs so special is our culture – the way we are, the way we behave and the way we support each other.

We're hard-working, but above all else we're family; and it doesn't matter who you are, where you're from or what your favourite bake is, we’d love you to join us!

We want everyone to feel welcome at Greggs and our colleagues to be able to be themselves at work, whatever their background, preferences, or views. 

Next steps

During the application process we’ll keep in touch every step of the way, we know how big a decision it is for you to apply for a job.

Once you do we’ll work hard to keep you up to speed on how your application is progressing, with your help we can make your application as quick and as smooth as possible.

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