Apprentice Driver

  • Vacancy Title
  • Apprentice Driver
  • Company
  • Sunbelt Rentals
  • Location
  • Bellshill
  • Job Category / Type
  • Apprenticeships
  • Job Description
  • Are you a friendly and outgoing person who is looking for a career with a company that really values your contribution and can offer you award-winning training opportunities? Read on as we may have just the apprenticeship you are looking for!

    Our Apprentices are the future of our business. On our 15-month apprenticeship programme you will learn the skills to become a successful LGV Driver with a fantastic range of future career options ahead of you.  With the current levels of advancement in technology, there could not be a more exciting time to join us and following successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a permanent role, with one of the best rental equipment providers in the industry.

    On a daily basis you’ll work within one of our service centres where you will learn to:

    • Work towards gaining your LGV licence within the first few months of your apprenticeship
    • Drive safely and efficiently (SAFED) on public and private roads
    • Proficiently control the vehicle
    • Use relevant equipment and machinery safely and efficiently to ensure the safe handling of customer goods
    • Comply with relevant systems and processes
    • Prepare the vehicle and the load for deliveries
    • Effectively plan the most economical route to be used
    • Use basic IT systems appropriately and in line with organisational requirements
    • Understand how to comply with all safety guidelines, legislation, and regulations
    • Develop in-depth product knowledge
    • Build excellent working relationships with customers and understand their business needs and requirements
    • Become an ambassador for our “Customer First” culture, resolving any issues quickly and keeping your colleagues and customers informed, so they feel truly valued
    • Expand your team working skills with your colleagues and the wider Sunbelt Rentals team
    • Manage multiple tasks and deadlines as part of a varied workday in a fast-paced operational environment

    We’ll provide you with a comprehensive company induction, role-specific training and apprenticeship support. You will become a part of a larger apprentice cohort where you will be able to form lifelong relationships and engage in a wider support network.

    We’ll also support your personal growth and development in line with your Sunbelt Rentals career aspirations.  You will attend both in-house and manufacturer courses to expand your product knowledge and skills.

    Apprenticeship Training

    You will be completing a level 2 Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Driver C + E Apprenticeship Standard.  This will be delivered using a combination of;

    • Workplace experience to gain practical skills
    • Guidance and training from an experienced workplace mentor
    • Industry recognised training leading to an apprenticeship qualification.


    About the Application Process

    Our training provider, Learning Curve Group are supporting with recruitment for this apprenticeship, and you may also be contacted by a member of their team. 

    • Complete the application
    • You will be asked some additional screening questions which will need to be completed before progressing to the next stage of the process
    • Your application will be reviewed by our recruitment team and training partner Learning Curve Group and you may be contacted for a brief telephone interview
    • If successful your application will be passed to the hiring manager at Sunbelt Rentals, who will arrange an interview with you


    Salary Information

    The starting salary is £18,000, increasing to £20,500 after 6 months, subject to successful achievement of licence.  A further salary review and increase upon completion of the full apprenticeship in line with qualified drivers within the business.


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