Level 2 Primary Transport Apprenticeship (LGV Driving)

Applications for the 2018 scheme are now open. In order to apply for the 2018 intake for our Professional Driving Apprenticeship, please click here.

Assessments are scheduled for 20th March – you will need to be able to attend an assessment on this date if you apply.

Are you a school or college leaver who loves driving? If so the John Lewis Primary Transport Driving Goods Vehicle Apprenticeship is for you. It’s the perfect introduction to the logistics sector and a promising future with John Lewis.

We’ll give you all the training you need to kick-start your career. You’ll gain the
 licences you need to do the job and secure a permanent role with us at the end of your apprenticeship.

You do need to be 18 or over at the start of the scheme, and you should hold a full clean driving licence. You also need to be flexible with your working hours, as once you are a qualified LGV driver you will be working 37.5 hours per week, including weekends and shifts.

Michael Coker, Driving Apprentice

To apply for this opportunity, please click here. Initial applications will be reviewed by our training provider, The Real Apprenticeship Company. Please note, we do not accept applications in any other way. If no suitable vacancies appear, please check back regularly. If you would like to find out more about the programme before deciding whether to apply, take a look at the Realistic Job Preview and scheme timeline below.

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Scheme Timeline

Although much of the training will be flexible and tailored to your individual needs, there is an overall structure to the John Lewis Driving Goods – Primary Transport Apprenticeship Scheme:

You’ll start with an induction day which will introduce you to the business and the Apprenticeship Programme. This will take place in the distribution centre where you will be based. On this day you’ll also meet your mentor. This will be an experienced member of the team. They will be there to help you find your way around and offer additional support throughout your programme.

You’ll then have a couple of weeks to settle into the business and your role before starting work on the programme. During this time you will have an opportunity to spend time in other areas of the business including a branch.

You’ll also meet with your Line Manager and Learning Manager. They will be working with you and supporting you during your Apprenticeship.

In your first month you’ll be asked to take part in an initial assessment. This will tell us your current level of Maths and English and help to create your Personal Development Plan. Any Apprentices who already have GCSEs (or equivalent qualifications) in Maths and English (grade C or above) will be exempt from this part of the programme.

After this initial assessment you’ll start to work through the various elements of your programme. This will include a mix of ‘on-the-job’ and ‘off-the-job’ training. You’ll meet regularly with your Line Manager and Learner Manager to plan your learning and where necessary, be given time away from your department for self study.

As part of the scheme you will be working towards and acquiring the required licences for your role. By the end of your fourth month on the programme you will have taken the theory and practical tests for your category C driving licence.

You will then have time to get used to driving a vehicle this size, before starting to work towards your Large Goods Vehicle licence. This is called the category C+E licence and allows you to drive vehicles over 7.5 tonnes. By the end of your tenth month you’ll have taken your category C+E theory and practical driving tests and be driving our large articulated and draw-bar vehicles.

Twelve months after you start your apprenticeship you’ll have successfully completed the programme and been offered a permanent position with John Lewis. At this stage you will discuss career aspirations with your Line Manager and agree on development plan which will help you achieve this.

To find out more about the scheme and apply, please click here. Your initial applications will be reviewed by our training provider, The Real Apprenticeship Company. Please note, we do not accept applications in any other way. If there are no suitable vacancies at the moment, please check back regularly.

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