HGV Class 1 Driver

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It is vital the food industry continues operating throughout these uncertain times, and as one of the UK’s largest food businesses we have a key part to play in this to help continue to feed the nation.

We’re seeking motivated and enthusiastic people to join our team and help us maintain our position as a trusted market leader.

We are currently recruiting for HGV Class 1 Drivers at our Brackley site based in Northamptonshire and have a range of shifts available on a Fixed Term basis.
 
We’re currently investing £11m in our factory and facilities, installing state-of-the-art technologies including new conveyors and automated handling systems, making the site one of the most advanced poultry processing plants in Europe.

We are a leading supplier of Poultry products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. With ambitious plans for the future, there hasn’t been a more exciting time to join us.

Join us as a Class 1 Driver and you can be a part of the aspiring team that brings Avara Foods to life. 

Purpose of the role
As a Class 1 Driver, you will complete your driver envelopes with start and finish times as well as POA and ensure that you update your work record by completing manual entries when you enter your digital card into a digital tachograph.

You will correctly complete a pre-op check of the vehicle and report any defects using the agreed procedure. Part of the role is to ensure security of the load and maintain communication with the transport office with regard to delays.

Shifts available 
Sunday to Thursday - approximate start time 03:00
Sunday to Thursday - approximate start time 05:00
Wednesday to Sunday - approximate start time 05:00
Tuesday to Saturday - approximate start time 06:00

Your key responsibilities will include:

Ensuring security of the load prior to transportation
Correctly completing all necessary paperwork associated with the work you have undertaken correctly (weighbridge slips, poultry transport certificates etc)
Maintaining good communication with the transport office with regards to issues or delays
Wearing the approved and provided protective equipment and practicing Health and Safety at all timesWhat we are looking for:

You will have at least 6 months Class 1 driving experience
You will hold a current CPC and Tacho Card
You will have no more than 9 points on your license
It is essential that you have good knowledge of driver regulations
You will have the ability to be flexible with the business needs and have a positive working attitudeA little about us:
Avara Foods is one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 6000 people.

The growth of our business is based on providing a high quality, affordable product and delivering great service levels to our customers. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.

What’s in it for you?
We are committed to making sure our employees reap rewards of commitment and great performance. You will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded.
We offer comprehensive training as well as development and career progression opportunities. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
31 days annual leave
Life assurance cover
Various lifestyle benefits
3% pension contribution

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