Driver Trainer

Date: 26-Jul-2022

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, GB, NE12 8BU

Company: Greggs Plc




£38,271 per annum

Shift pattern

You will be contracted to work 45 hours over Monday-Friday which will include various shift patterns.

What you'll do

  • Carry out driving assessments as part of recruitment process
  • Plan and review new driver training covering site introduction, routes, safe systems of work, Tacho procedures, defect reporting and walk round checks
  • Perform annual in cab driver assessments
  • Retrain underperforming drivers such as those with poor anticipation and/or high levels of harsh braking
  • Retrain and assess drivers following RTIs
  • Deliver DVC Training and Slow Manoeuvring Course as directed
  • Conduct Driver Assessments of Greggs Shop Maintenance Team as appropriate
  • Assist with the administration of RTI investigations and retraining
  • Carries out annual refresher training for Tachographs, Defect reporting and walk round checks.
  • Train drivers in vehicle and equipment (eg taillift) specific use
  • Carries out specific Tacho training with drivers who have infringed as agreed with site
  • Carries out safe systems training with drivers and loaders to include loading, deliveries, refuelling, use of tail lifts etc
  • Assists the Department in carrying out new shop reviews and reports back on any issues
  • In conjunction with site management identifies training & development needs within agreed transport areas and agrees action plan with ADI Trainers
  • Evaluates the impact of training and development activities to support improvement
  • Works with the site Learning & Development Facilitator to ensure all training is recorded, the correct process is followed and the correct documentation is used at all times

About you

  • Minimum Category C + E driving licence.
  • Excellent standard of driver performance.
  • Proficient using Word, Excel and Powerpoint applications.
  • Experience of producing clear, accurate and concise written reports.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise effectively.
  • Strong understanding of current transport legislation and EU/WTD Regulations.
  • Confident in course presentation to groups. 
  • Able to work away from home, if and when required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Approved Driving Instructor.
  • PTTLS, Award In Education Level 3 or similar qualification.
  • RTITB, RoSPA or DIA qualified trainer.

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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