HGV Class 2 Trainee Driver, Dalkeith

The NWH Group is a second-generation family business headquartered in Midlothian. Servicing the whole of Scotland and Newcastle from 8 sites, the NWH Groups vision is to eliminate waste by transforming it into a valuable product. 

On our mission to eliminate waste we provide waste collection services to the Leisure, Retail and construction industries. Collecting waste with our fleet of Trade Refuse, Skip, Tipper, Grab and Walking Floor articulated vehicles, transporting materials to our Material recycling facilities where we produce a valuable product such as cardboard, Paper, Washed sands, Biomass for energy and animal bedding.

The business is now primed for the next phase of growth following strong trading performances and we are recruiting to increase out team to deliver this vision.

The NWH Group has strong family values and cultures which are an imperative of the recruitment process. Do you want to work for a business who puts safety and compliance at the forefront of everything? Would you like to be part of a team who never settle and are always aiming higher, who value each other’s contributions and always strive to deliver that local service whilst being part of a national business? If the answer is yes, then we might have the position for you…

NWH Group are now opening our next intake for our NWH Driver Academy – with License. This is a training scheme targeted at those drivers we cannot normally consider due to requiring 2 years experience on their license, for these positions we do require that applicants have at least 3 months HGV driving experience, however.

The successful applicants with be partnered with an experienced driver mentor who will help you reach the driving standards expected of NWH drivers, on average Trainee Drivers are trained from 8-12 weeks before being signed off to drive solo. This is a full-time position, averaging approx. 55 hours per week, working Monday to Friday, with potential overtime every second Saturday.

The ideal HGV Class 2 Tipper Driver will have;

- Have at least 3 months HGV driving experience

- Valid CPC entitlement

- Digital Tachograph card

- Good knowledge of road networks in Edinburgh and the Lothians

- Less than 6 points or less on their licence (No DR, DD, CD or IN codes)

- An excellent command of the English language

- Good Customer Service Skills

In return, The NWH Group offers;

- A competitive rate of pay

- HGV Class 2 Tipper Driver bonus scheme payable weekly once signed off to drive solo

- 40 hour basic week

- Time & half paid after 8 hours Mon-Fri, & all day Saturday, double time on Sundays

- Group Pension Scheme

- Average Weekly Pay for Holidays

- 1 CPC module paid per driver per year

- Death in Service Benefit

To apply for this position, please send a CV to careers@nwhgroup.co.uk or call 0333 320 4000.

The NWH Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status.