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LGV Driver Trainer - Shepton Mallet

Shepton Mallet

At Gregory Distribution Ltd (GDL), as a result of continued growth, we have a vacancy for a LGV Driver Trainer based in Shepton Mallet Depot. This is an exciting opportunity to make your own within the GDL business. Reporting to the Operational Training Manager based in Cullompton, you will work closely with Transport Managers, Supervisors and Drivers to assess, train and monitor drivers who are being recruited into or are employed by the company.

The position involves:

Carrying out driving assessments on all potential new drivers at interview stage.

Deliver the Driver Certificate of Competence (DCPC) including the induction of all new drivers.

Deliver DCPC and refresher training on;

defensive and fuel economy driving

customer care and paperwork

EU and UK driver’s hours and tachograph regulations

Driver procedures

health and safety and safe systems of work

specialist equipment

Road Transport working time regulations

vehicle telematics and other on-board systems.

The Driver Trainer/Assessor must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the transport industry/driving instructional skills, which give confidence to those they will be assessing/training.

Carrying out periodic assessments of all drivers and identifying training needs, this will involve travelling to a variety of sites.

Ensure good communication and working relationships with drivers and managers are maintained.

Maintain robust and accurate training records.

Providing support to recruitment events and occasional out of hours training activities.

Essential Skills required:

Hold or be working towards a recognised LGV training or assessment qualification.

At least 3 years LGV CE driving licence.

Computer literacy – Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Transport legislation, safe and fuel efficient driving theory.

Good interpersonal skills, confident, able to work on own initiative and as part of team.

Effective communicator, with the ability to develop internal and external relationships.

Flexible working hours

Desirable Skills required:

DSA registered LGV Instructor – Fork lift instructor Teaching qualification (PTTLS or above)

Training and assessing experience.


Why Gregory Distribution?

Starting Salary of £28,625 Dependant on Experience.

Hours of work are 48 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Opportunity to develop your career within an expanding business.

Free DCPC training during your employment

Free uniform

Excellent holiday allowance and company benefits

Pension and sickness scheme

Leading industry qualifications*

Childcare voucher scheme

Referral Scheme

Strong culture of team work


Who we are?

With 23 sites across England, Wales and Scotland and over 1,900 employees, we offer a range of fulfilling jobs, unrivalled training, excellent pay, pension and a range of other benefits – plus you get to work with supportive colleagues who have a great team approach, whilst growing your career with one of the largest independent hauliers in the UK.

As our company continues to grow, so does the number of locations we operate in. Whilst we will have opportunities across the UK for Apprentices through to LGV Drivers, our main depots are located in North Tawton, Cullompton, Bristol, Plymouth, Shepton Mallet and Minworth.


So if you have the drive to be the best and want to be a part of a flourishing and ambitious company, apply now for this vacancy.


Closing Date - 09 October 2017

Application Form

Personal Details

Are you subject to immigration control?

Have you worked for Gregory Distribution/Kay Transport/Hayton Coulthard before? If yes, please give details.

Do any of your relatives work for Gregory Distribution/Kay Transport/Hayton Coulthard?





Qualifications & Training

Do you have a valid UK driving licence?

Please state why you are applying for this position

Career History

Please give details of your last three employers starting with your latest employer.
We will always contact the latest three employers once a job has been accepted.

Date of Employment

Date of Employment

Date of Employment

Interests and Activities


Are you currently registered with a Recruitment Agency?

Have you been registered with a Recruitments Agency in the past 12 months?

Have you worked for Gregory Distribution/Kay Transport/Hayton Coulthard through a Recruitment Agency in the past 12 months? If yes, please give details.


Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, you are required by law to disclose any or all unspent convictions.

Do you have any previous unspent convictions? If yes, please give details below (including any driving offences).


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