Class 2 Driver - Dagenham

Date: 14 Jun 2024

Location: Dagenham, GB

Company: Hovis

Class 2 Driver - Dagenham


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Radial Driver to join our award-winning team, to enable Hovis to deliver on its vision of being the best quality brand in bakery.

As an LGV2 Driver, you will contribute to the Distribution Objectives and be responsible for the delivery of products to Hovis sites and to other third-party customers as required.


Welcome to Hovis.


Our brand is iconic and loved by many. We're all about baking, with over 130 years of experience under our belts. Every day, we're churning out around 1.3 million delicious loaves of bread and bakery products throughout the UK and Ireland.


More about Hovis Logistics…


  • We have an ambition for Hovis to be recognised as a great Logistics company that makes bread and are disrupting the Bread industry in pursuing this.
  • We encourage our people to be the best that they can be, leading to many nominations, awards, and promotions for our drivers. In the last 4 years, we have supported 98 of our people step-up to the next level of their career.
  • We have developed a very clear culture of Honesty, Respect and Recognition, based upon a consistent and relentless drive to put our people at the heart of all our success.
  • We partner with specialist providers to support our drivers with their compliance (in 2023 our drivers achieved an 80% reduction in infringements).
  • We have been recognised on the national awards stage for our commitment to low carbon operations.
  • We have been recognised as a “gold standard” employer and placed within the top 50 Inspiring Workplaces Awards 2024 in the UK and Ireland.


Do you have?

  • LGV Cat C (HGV Class 2) Licence.
  • Experience within FMCG or fast-moving goods distribution environment with some driving experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of a short shelf-life products and daily delivery operations.
  • Knowledge of products and customer requirements.
  • Basic IT literacy skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience of shift working.
  • NVQ/GNVQ Equivalent (advantageous)



Why work for Hovis? What’s in it for you? 


At Hovis, we really get how crucial it is to take care of our colleagues. That's why, on top of your salary, we will provide you with a bunch of relevant benefits. Our benefits at Hovis are as varied as the people that receive them, and you can choose based on your needs. We’re all for adding that extra value, beyond just what’s on your payslip.

Some of the good stuff:

  • Enhanced annual leave and maternity / paternity leave (and flexibility where possible to suit your needs).
  • Three levels of pensions to choose from.
  • A benefits platform (Hovis Choice) which offers:
    • A variety of savings and cashback offers on day-to-day living.
    • Eyecare vouchers.
    • A healthcare scheme that can be tailored to your needs.
    • Cycle to work scheme.


  • We care about what our colleagues think and run annual engagement surveys to give you a chance to have a say; your feedback in valuable and we strive to improve for all our colleagues year on year.
  • We reward loyalty with generous long-service and colleague recognition schemes.
  • A focus on health and wellbeing, with various resources to support you. We believe that healthy work with a healthy mind leads to a healthy life, so invest in supporting our colleagues with initiatives such as physiotherapy sessions.

At Hovis, we believe in embracing diversity and creating a welcoming workplace for everyone. We're all about equal opportunities. Whether you're applying for a job or already part of our team, we promise to treat you with fairness, respect, and dignity. No matter your age, abilities, gender identity, relationship status, pregnancy or maternity, race, ethnicity, background, beliefs, union affiliation, political views, sexual orientation, or any other unique traits, you will be valued and included here at Hovis.

Does this sound like the role for you? If so, we would love to hear from you.


Type of role: Full Time, Permanent

Reporting to: Logistics FLM

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.