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HGV Driver

Job Reference: MA12345678
Location: Maidstone

Salary: £15-19.95 per hour
Higher pay rate is achieved by: See below for details

Contract Type: Temporary, Full time

The Best Connection Employment Group are currently seeking Class 2 drivers to fulfil an immediate ongoing position in Allington, Maidstone.

The role itself requires the candidate to deliver chilled, frozen and ambient goods into convenience stores.

Palletised and caged goods.

This role WILL at some points involve London. If you are not comfortable with driving in London, then this role may not be suitable for you.

Before commencing, you will be required to complete a driving assessment, along with a theory test at the site, this will take around 2 hours, and is unpaid.

When you arrive at the assessment, you will be asked to complete a health and safety test, Highway code test and a tacho test.

If you pass the theory test, you will be asked to complete a driving assessment.


Throughout the driving assessment you will be required to:


- Navigate through a slalom
- Bay park (reverse)
- Manoeuvre around tight turns


Providing you pass both aspects of the assessment, you will then be invited back to complete your induction days, these will be paid to you at the standard rate.

The induction usually covers 3 days. On the first day, you will be shown around the site, and taught how to use the clocking in systems etc, as well as completing some classroom based activities.

The second and third day will involve you going out on deliveries with another driver. In a sense, you will be their drivers mate for the day, getting to grips with procedures at the delivery destinations, and essentially to see first hand the role as a whole.

Once you and the client are comfortable that you are ready to commence, you will then be given your start date, which is usually the day after the final day of the induction.


Shift Pattern:

There are various shift patterns available. Please see below:

- 5 from 7 (days)

- 4 from 7 (days)

- 4 on 4 off (days)

- 5 on 3 off (days)

- 4 on 2 off (days)

Start Time:


04:00 - 06:00


Please be aware that the shifts can be long, and the transport planners usually plan drivers in for a 12 hour shift.


Pay Rates:

Base rate - £15.00 per hour

Overtime - £19.95 per hour

Weekends - £18.75 per hour

Weekly bonus - £50.00 per week guaranteed


You will receive a minimum of 8 hours pay.


To be eligible for this position you must possess:


- Category C Licence
- Valid CPC
- Valid Digi-Card
- Strong understanding of driver hours rules
- Happy with Weekend work


Benefits of working through The Best Connection:


- 28 days holiday per year
- 24 hour on call service
- Open office atmosphere (pop in when you like!)
- Weekly pay (every Friday)
- Online payslips


Key areas to consider before applying for this position:


- Some shifts can be 12-15 hours long
- This role can be physically demanding (Cages)
- This role will involve London


For more information on this role, or to address any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to apply for the role here and a consultant will contact you as soon as possible.

Additional Benefits & Requirements

  • 28 days Paid Annual Leave pro-rata for PAYE (inclusive of statutory holiday)
  • Canteen
  • CPC Driver Qualification Card
  • Digi-Card Required
  • Licence - Category C
  • Possible permanent position following a successful trial period
  • Requirement to Understand Tachos
  • Training Provided

Darren/Tony - 01622 664999

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