Trainee Class 2 Drivers

We are looking to expand our fleet of class 2 drivers by investing in people to secure their HGV Class 2 licence and training with Cawleys. The training programme will last 6-8 weeks during which time you will be employed as a drivers mate to assist on the round you will take over once you have your Class 2 licence.

Once fully trained your duties will be as follows:

  • Receiving routing instructions from the Transport Office, carrying out collections efficiently, in accordance with the law and in the best interests of our customers.
  • Use the correct equipment for the job and see that it is maintained correctly.
  • Ensure the legal requirements are complied with by following the work instructions provided and procedures as indicated by line management.
  • Prepare Tachograph Disc as required by law and ensure that hours and working arrangements are within legal limits.
  • Take all necessary precautions for the safety of people, vehicles and plant as per Health and Safety legislation.
  • Carry out Driver’s maintenance correctly, at the correct intervals, and report all vehicle equipment/container faults immediately by the approved system.

Essential Competencies

  • Physically able to collect wheeled bins, commercial waste bins, and appropriate use of the mechanical bin lifts where applicable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Flexible and proactive attitude with excellent customer service skills

 In return we offer:

  • Competitive rates of pay with
  • Overtime at 1.5 times hourly rate after 48 hours worked.
  • Life Assurance 1.5 times annual salary
  • Full PPE
  • Discount’s platform, Employee Assistance Programme and Cycle to work scheme

Please email me at or bring in a hard copy of the CV to Dino Amaral.

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