The Role and Team
apetito is the UK's leading supplier of food and catering solutions to care homes, education, local authorities & hospitals. Our transport and distribution area of the business is a critically important part of our supply chain with our Drivers being the key link between our business and the customers we work with.
As a professional driver, this role represents a chance to join a growing and forward thinking business as an ambassador for apetito, delivering our frozen food product to Care Homes, Local Authorities, Hospitals, Schools and Nurseries and our Wiltshire Farm Foods franchisees. In this critical role you must be prepared to drive to different geographical locations and manage a demanding delivery schedule - our customers depend on our food. Additionally, you will need to ensure that you provide fantastic customer service as the face of apetito. Start times vary between 04.00am - 08.00am and are based on an initial 40 hour week.
Our main base is Portbury near Bristol, but we also have staff at our out base depots in the following locations; Stanmore, Gillingham, South Kirkby, St Helens and Motherwell in Scotland.
£35,360 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Undertake pre-shift inspection (vehicle check) of vehicles.
Full compliance with the drivers' hours, tachographs and road traffic regulations.
Driving style - damage free and economical.
Making deliveries in a timely manner and phoning transport office with any delivery discrepancies or delays.
Deliver goods to the customer's "point of need".
Provide excellent customer service and conflict resolution where necessary.
Be an ambassador of the company.
Report any customer service issues to transport office or customer service department while delivering.
Undertake minor vehicle service activity such as cleaning and refueling of both vehicle and refrigerated unit and minor repairs such as the replacement of bulbs.
Maintenance of a clean vehicle both internally and externally.
Delivery and collection of vehicles as required to rental suppliers including any due inspections.
Inspection of hire vehicles pre and post rental.
Actively participate in a daily debrief process, working with your supervisor to identify safety, service and operational improvements as and when they arise
- Full LGV Class C Licence (ideally for minimum 2 years)
- Excellent understanding of Drivers hours regulations, working time directive and tachographs
- Good geographical knowledge of UK
- Experience of multi drop deliveries
- Temperature Control Transport
- LGV repair or maintenance experience e.g. bulb changing
- Experience of operating tail lifts
- Experience of working with wheeled delivery equipment
In addition to your salary you will receive a comprehensive training program, 33 days annual leave holiday entitlement, the ability to buy additional annual leave, retail discounts, free car parking, free turkey (or voucher) at Christmas and much more!
If you think you have what it takes to become a Driver with apetito, apply with us today!