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7.5 Tonne Driver

Date: 03-Aug-2022

Location: Dagenham, GB

Company: Hovis

Welcome to Hovis. We are the proud guardians of over 130 years of baking experience that make up our iconic and much-loved brand. We produce bread and bakery products created with Hovis goodness at the heart of each. We deliver around 1.3million loaves, every day of the week throughout the UK and Ireland, where we also make Mothers Pride and Ormo products. 


We are 2,800 people working within 8 bakeries, 1 flour mill, and 2 regional distribution centres across the UK. Our success is a result of the hard work of our people;  they are experts in their field whether it’s baking, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, or the many departments within the central functions team based in our head office in High Wycombe. We are a values-led business and expect our colleagues to live, breathe, and embed Quality, Accountability, and Trust into their ways of working.

The Role

  • You will be responsible for the accurate and timely delivery of our finished product and the collection of empty baskets from regional stores.
  • Ensuring all documentation is completed accurately.
  • Adhere to safe systems of work practices to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others at all times.
  • A flexible approach to working patterns and start times as dictated by the needs of the business.
  • Complying with all relevant legislation in line with Drivers Hours and Working Time Directive requirements.
  • A good geographical knowledge of the South East & London.


The candidate

We are looking to recruit new and experienced motivated 7.5t drivers, who have the passion to deliver excellent customer service. Our ideal candidate should; 

  • Deliver excellent customer service.
  • Willing to go the extra mile and be a team player.
  • Helpful and friendly approach to all business aspects.
  • A flexible approach to all business aspects.
  • A willingness to progress and take advantage of development opportunities within our company.
  • Full Category C licence and must have up to date and current drivers CPC.
  • No more than 6 points on a licence and no history of bans.


 If you believe you are the right candidate to join our business, please apply below.


Shift pattern: 

Monday to Thursday  Or Wednesday to Saturday  - 4 day week, average 12 hours per shift. 


Location:    Dagenham

Reporting to:  Transport Operations Manager

Start Date:               ASAP

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK


Why work for us and our benefits:

At Hovis, we understand the importance of looking after our colleagues, so we provide a variety of benefits in addition to their salaries. The benefits we provide at Hovis are as varied as the people who receive them but they are offered with the intention of creating value to them personally over and above their salaries

  • There is a range of colleague benefits available, which individuals can select based on their needs.

  • Our benefits scheme is called Hovis Choice, which offers a variety of savings and cashback offers on day to day living and much more including eyecare vouchers, and a healthcare scheme to suit everyone.  It also includes our Cycle to Work scheme where you can obtain a brand new bike at a significant saving

  • We offer competitive annual leave entitlement and flexibility where possible in order to create a healthy work-life balance

  • We celebrate loyalty with our generous long service and colleague recognition schemes

  • We offer three levels of pensions

Hovis values diversity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in the workplace. Every job applicant, employee or worker will be treated fairly and equally with dignity and respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, social class, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, union membership, political opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.