Trainee HGV Drivers required

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  • Vacancy Title
  • Trainee HGV Drivers required
  • Company
  • AFI-Group
  • Reference Number
  • JUL20211031
  • Location
  • East Midlands
  • Closing Date
  • 11/08/2021
  • Job Description
  • Free of Charge HGV Class 1 Training Available - Trainee HGV Drivers required - No experience needed!

    Salary – £ 22,000 (DOE) + overtime + benefits

    Do you want to work for a fast-paced national company, with excellent career progression prospects; where hard work is well rewarded? Then a job with AFI is for you.

    AFI Currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Trainee HGV Driver position to be based from our East Midlands depot. The successful candidate will receive all the training required to gain your LGV Class 1 licence. All training will be provided Free Of Charge provided that the employee remains with  the company for 2 years.

    The successful candidate will also be trained to carry out  Pre Delivery Inspections   and to operate truck mounted platforms. They will be employed in these roles while undergoing HGV driver training and then until such time that a suitable driving vacancy becomes available. This will help provide invaluable experience for when eventually transferring into a driving role.. Please note we can’t guarantee that a driver position will become available.

    The Ideal Candidate:

    • An outgoing and enthusiastic individual who is willing to learn new skills.
    • A CSCS card would be beneficial, but is not essential.
    • As this is a customer facing role, excellent communication skills and a friendly approach are a must.
    • Time keeping and using your own initiative will be important aspects of the role, so you should be proficient at these skills.

    AFI group of companies is a leading provider of access solutions, from the hire and purchase of access equipment, to accredited training and service / maintenance of machines. With a current network of 19 hire locations across the UK and over 6,500 machines, AFI has a strong emphasis on Health and Safety and is proud to hold various accreditations (ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO18001, 5* Achilles Building Confidence, FORSE Silver, Gold RoSPA award – to name a few).

    We offer an excellent benefits package:

    • The successful candidate will be trained to HGV Class 1 free of charge. However, this offer is made subject to you remaining in the company’s employment for 2 years following the completion of your course. Should you leave AFI during the 2 year period, you will be required to pay back the full cost of the course.
    • You will also receive an excellent training induction programme, including approved IPAF Load and unload training, PDI Level 1&2, Battery Training Course, Drivers CPC training, IPAF Operator (1b, 3a, 3b) and Truck Mount Operator training.
    • 23 days holidays per year rising to 25, plus statutory holidays.
    • Inclusion in a monthly profit share scheme.
    • An auto-enrolment pension scheme with employer contributions.
    • Death-in-Service benefit of 2 x salary.
    • Paid Overtime.
    • Healthcare Cash Plan.
    • In addition we have invested in an excellent induction programme, and staff training (we currently hold a Gold Investors in People award).

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