Class 1 HGV Driver (Cat C+E)

Date: 25-Sep-2021

Location: Kettering Distribution Centre,, GB, NN16 8PX

Company: Greggs Plc

HGV Driver

We are looking for Class 1 HGV Drivers to come and join our fantastic team here at our Kettering Distribution Centre. If job stability, a great team, fun and working for an industry leading company is something that interests you, then you're in the right place!


This is a full time, permanent position

Pay rates

£38,449.84 after the completion of probation. 

Shift pattern

For this full-time position of 45 hours per week, working days and mid-shift patterns. Weekend and Bank Holiday working is included in shift patterns. Annualised hours, 5 days over 7. 

About you

You’ll fit right into Greggs as a Class 1 HGV Driver if: 

  • You’re enthusiastic, reliable and take pride in your role as a professional driver.   
  • You’ve held a Category CE driving license (Maximum 6 penalty points). 
  • You hold an up-to-date Driver CPC card and training. 
  • You have experience of driving HGVs. 
  • You have a great eye for the detail, and the passion to do a great job every day.  
  • You have experience of making bulk deliveries  
  • You are able to meet shift requirements. 
  • You are supportive of an inclusive culture – recognising and valuing that difference is good. 
  • You are a great team player - respectful and appreciative towards our Greggs Family. 
  • You are friendly, honest and hardworking and enjoy some fun at work!   

What you'll do

Our Class 1 HGV Drivers provide bulk deliveries and collections to and from our network of sites throughout the UK in multi-temperature loads, including bank holidays and weekends.  You’ll play a vital part in ensuring our shops are fully stocked so our customers’ favourite products are always available.  Naturally, our Drivers always maintain the strictest levels of Food Safety and Health & Safety that you would expect from Greggs. 

We believe in investing in our business and our people; you will drive one of our modern fleet of refrigerated LGVs, fitted with the latest technology and safety features such as Telematics and vehicle cameras.  Annual CPC training is provided along with advanced training to assist you to drive in a safe and fuel-efficient manner.

What we can offer

Our benefits are second to none! From staff discount saving you £100’s per year, to our employee assistance program, to our training and development. We, understand what our People want is to feel safe, secure and valued.  Read on to find out why our employees love working for us, and why you will too:

  • Fancy a sausage roll for just 50p, or maybe a Ham and Cheese Baguette for £1.70 instead of £3.40? Sounds good, right! With our 50% off Greggs’ products as part of our employee discount scheme you could save yourself, £975 per year if you used only 75% of the discount available.
  • We know you’ll work hard, and everyone deserves a break so we offer 35 days annual leave including bank holidays as standard (increasing with service)
  • We also share our company profits with all of our employees who have more than 6 months service. We want everyone to share in the success of the business so we distribute 10% of our profits to all eligible employees each year.

But hang on... There's more!

  • We have a great pension scheme, starting at 4%, and one and a half years’ salary in life assurance.
  • We have a history in supporting our local communities and charities, check out the Greggs Foundation. Our employees love this aspect of our business and we support anyone who wants to contribute to charities close to their heart through matched fundraising.
  • We have a very competitive Cycle to Work Scheme and actively support our employees’ well-being through many avenues including our 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme with Unum Lifeworks which is available to everyone who works for us.
  • You will be invited to access the Unum Lifeworks App where you can access some fantastic perks and discounts.  You can make some great savings on everyday essential’s such as grocery shopping or those treats we work hard for, cinema tickets, theme parks, holidays, restaurants and big brands such as Ray Ban and Apple. (There are too many to mention!)
  • Your feedback, thoughts and opinions are important to us too. We listen to our people through regular employee surveys and everyone in Greggs can share their great ideas to help improve our business.

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

If you don’t already have a profile on the Greggs Family site, set one up and you’ll be ready to apply for any roles that take your fancy.  If you need help or have any questions, we are here for you.

Contact us at greggsrecruitment@greggs.co.uk  

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