Find automotive jobs

Showing 4 Class 1 Hgv Driver job(s)
Showing 4 job(s)

Class 1 HGV Driver Jobs

Direct Employer Class 1 Container Driver Advanced Supply Chain Corby, Northamptonshire, East Midlands £37,499 - £37,500
Direct Employer Class 1 Container Driver Advanced Supply Chain Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Yorkshire £37,499 - £37,500
Direct Employer Container Class 1 Driver Advanced Supply Chain Halifax, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire £37,499 - £37,500
Class 1 Driver / HGV Driver / Yard Operative Holt Automotive Recruitment Ltd Washington, Tyne & Wear, North East £20,000 - £25,000

Frequently asked questions

The age requirements are 18 years and above, you need to have LGV CAT C or Class 2 licence to qualify for becoming the Class 1 HGV driver. To get enrolled in the training, you will be asked to take a medical/fitness test, pass a theory exam and get CPC certification.

The duration of the training course is between 3-5 days. The course can be 16 hours for those who clear the tests quickly. Candidates are asked to do revisions and ensure that everything they are taught is being practised and utilised. Obtaining the licence can take up to ten weeks, the overall process spans around 2 and a half months.

The class 1 driver jobs are gratifying and fun for those who like going to places and want to have flexible working hours. The average wage per week is pretty good and you can make more money when you are doing a long shift. If you are inclined toward becoming a heavy goods vehicle driver, it is worth it.

Yes, the heavy goods vehicle drivers are in demand. There are hgv class 1 jobs being offered by different employers across the United Kingdom. The inclination towards online shopping has increased due to the pandemic, so goods are being transported for getting the ordered items delivered to the customers and clients.

The job can be exhausting at times because of the traveling involved. Like any other work, there can be challenges that you have to cope with but if you like driving and are capable of dealing with stressful situations, you will not find the role demanding. For the latest drivers’ job openings by top Automotive employers, explore InAutomotive!


Class 1 HGV Driver Job Description

Depending on the routes, the class 1 HGV drivers are required to pick goods from a place or places and deliver them responsibly to the desired destinations. They have to make sure that the items are loaded and unloaded securely and the vehicle’s condition is well-maintained. They are required to interact with the customers and sort their pickup and delivery questions and concerns. They need to be well-organised to know how to go about completing the different tasks efficiently and on time. Taking care of the vehicle and reporting any technical and mechanical issues that can impede the day-to-day activities is also in the class 1 hgv driver job description. 

Class 1 HGV Driver Job Responsibilities

The prime responsibilities of those who apply for class 1 HGV driver vacancies include planning on how to efficiently pick up and deliver the goods from different routes. They have to make certain that all the items are transported and handled with utmost care. They need to meticulously supervise the loading and unloading of products to protect the most delicate of the goods from getting scratched or mishandled. They coordinate with other team members and customers about picking up the required items and dropping them off securely. They have to keep the vehicle road-worthy, so inspecting the engine and checking that it is functioning properly is also the responsibility of drivers

Skills Required to Build a Class 1 HGV Driver Career 

The role requires effective communication and good organisation skills as the class 1 HGV drivers have to answer the queries of customers and ensure efficient transportation of goods. Patience and empathy are also needed for this role as there can be times when you have to deal with angry or frustrated customers. Time management skills will help you with getting the different tasks completed on time. The ability to cope with stress is also essential for the position as the job can get exhausting at times, so you have to keep your motivation and morale high. Finding a job in the automotive industry is easy with InAutomotive!