Class 1 Driver/Trainee Class 1 Driver

Location:  Derby, Coventry, Manchester
Up to £32,800, depending on shift pattern + Benefits

Role Summary

Are you ex-military and looking to train as a Class 1 Driver? Or do you have a Class 1 licence but are struggling to find work because you lack commercial experience? Or maybe you have the skills and experience but you are looking for a new challenge alongside other ex-military employees in a veteran-friendly company?

If so, we have a great opportunity for ex-Service people as drivers of brand new Scania HGVs from a variety of depots across the UK. The job includes trunking from flagship distribution centres to breweries and retail outlets (no multi-drop or ‘handball’ work required). The company has a programme to train you to Class 1 level if you currently lack the qualifications or experience. Further training and promotion prospects are excellent.

If you have the drive to make your mark in one of the world’s leading logistics company, apply now.

The Company

With more than 79,000 employees at 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, our client is one of the world's leading logistics companies. They have received a Gold Award from the MOD in recognition of the company’s work to support the Armed Forces and have contracted SaluteMyJob to help develop their programme more widely.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct full inspection of vehicles.

  • Fueling vehicles.

  • Safe and efficient handling of vehicle, including the optimisation of fuel usage, cleanliness of vehicle.

  • Presenting vehicles for loading when required, that are in a compliant and road worthy condition.

  • Ensuring load security and stability, adequately restraining loads in line with processes and procedures.

  • Responsible for the security of the vehicle & load at all times.

  • Ensure that all delivery procedures are followed in line with company and customer procedures.

  • Ensure all company documentation and equipment is returned to the transport office/depot daily.

Key Requirements

  • Current LGV licence.

  • The client is also looking for ex-military personnel without the qualifications or experience as they will train through their in-house training programme.

  • Clean Driving Licence.

  • Knowledge of the legal requirements applicable European Working Directive and Road Transport Directive.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to use initiative.


Pension Plan and rewards scheme with discounts and savings on a wide range of high street or internet goods and services.