Why Become a Customer Delivery Driver with Waitrose & Partners?

Prepping to have friends over to dinner when it’s been far too long. Thinking ahead to what to feed the rest of the family once they get in the door. Looking forward to that treat you’re getting in for the weekend.

When supplies have started running low, people can’t wait for the knock on the door which means that the groceries have arrived.

At Waitrose & Partners, we’re committed to helping people find their happier, whether that’s our Partners behind the scenes, local communities, or customers. An essential part of that is bringing our food to people in their homes — that’s especially needed for those who can’t easily get out for themselves.

With Delivery Driver jobs, you can be the friendly face who allows people to get themselves sorted, maintain their independence, or even make the most of their day.

With food retailers like Waitrose & Partners, you might spend your driver shifts:

  • Travelling safely around your local community
  • Loading deliveries and carrying out van checks before you go out on the road
  • Greeting people at the door
  • Helping get their deliveries in and unpacked
  • Collecting signatures for deliveries

That means if you’re practical and hands-on, enjoy being out and about and putting smiles on people’s faces, you could find a rewarding job experience as a Customer Delivery Driver.

Whether you’re looking for a full time nine-to-five, a part time driver job that fit around your responsibilities, night shifts or some extra shifts at peak seasonal times, then we’ll have a working pattern available that could be the perfect fit for you.

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How do you qualify as a Delivery Driver?

Qualifications and required experience vary from retailer to retailers with Customer Delivery Driver jobs in the UK, with the most important factor being that you can demonstrate being a safe and considerate driver. At Waitrose & Partners, for instance, it’s essential that you’ll have a full valid UK manual driving license with no more than six points to be eligible.

See below to learn more whether you’d be suited to Delivery Driver roles:

Delivery drivers roles

Customer Delivery Driver jobs are an accessible entry-level pathway into our driving job opportunities. While previous experience is useful for Delivery Driver jobs, we provide full assessment and training from our driving assessors and trainers to help you gain confidence out on the road in a delivery van.

That might also include health and safety procedures such as carrying out an eye test to make sure it’s safe for you to be out on the road. We’ll also look at your skills out on the road with manoeuvres such as reversing and whether you can confidently use a sat nav while driving.

Once you get started with us, our full training and development will make sure that you’re ready and confident to go out on the road – at first with a driver’s mate to support you, and then solo when you’re happy to take that next step.

As Customer Delivery Driving jobs involve the delivery, handling and selling of age-restricted items, applicants must be 18 years or over to apply.

How do I get a Delivery Driver job in the UK?

If you have a driver’s licence, are over 18 and have the right to work in the UK, then you may very well be eligible for Delivery Driver jobs with a leading British food retailer like Waitrose & Partners.

You can find and apply for delivery jobs near you listed on our careers site, register for job alerts to learn about driver roles as they become available or by attending one of our Recruitment Open Days at our CDC’s.

As well as submitting your CV when applying, we’ll ask you to take an Online Driving Assessment that looks at your driving history, knowledge, attitude and awareness of hazards. If you are successful in the first part of the application, then we’ll invite you to come to meet us face-to-face to see if you’d be a good match for what we do.

That might mean coming with a group of other applicants or individually to one of our locations to carry out both health and driving safety assessments.

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How much do Delivery Drivers make?

At Waitrose & Partners, our pay for Customer Delivery Drivers starts at £10.74 per hour. This may rise depending on experience, local living costs and any enhanced rates for night shifts.

In addition, our industry-leading benefits package supports our people – our Partners – in ways to enrich their experiences in and out of work. With driver’s jobs, you could enjoy subsidies and discounts for:

  • Holiday breaks at our exclusive hotels, spa and activity centres
  • Freshly-cooked delicious food at our Partner Dining Rooms
  • Discount card across both John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners for you and your loved ones
  • Theatre, music and sports event tickets
  • Popular restaurants, retailers and other services near you

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What types of Customer Delivery Driver jobs are there?

The two sorts of grocery Delivery Driver jobs commonly offered could give you very different working experiences. Whether you value local community or logistics at scale, you can find driving roles that match what makes you tick.

Customer Delivery Driver jobs at branches

You could apply for driver jobs with local branches near you, where you might quickly get to grips with the main routes and start building relationships. Over weeks, months or even years, you’ll become a familiar face to the rest of the shop team and to a local community of customers through regular home deliveries.

Being based at one of our 355 Waitrose & Partners shops around the UK, you’ll use your driving skills but also get more involved with putting together deliveries, loading, or even building relationships through customer service. You can even choose job roles that blend Customer Delivery Driver and Supermarket Assistant jobs.

Meet our Partners: Felix Potin, Partner & Customer Delivery Driver, London

Felix Potin

Customer Delivery Driver jobs at Customer Fulfilment Centres

You could also apply for driver jobs with Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs). These facilities can deal with over a million orders per year for customers and represent a more warehouse and logistics-based environment where you’ll interact with Distribution and Warehouse Partners, LGV Driver Partners and more.

These Customer Delivery Driver roles offer a wider selection of routes, onsite amenities such as dedicated vehicle maintenance and driver trainers. If you love being out in the road, these could be the types of driving jobs that could be a great match for you.

Meet our Partners: Sabrina Boutholeau, Partner & Customer Delivery Driver, Enfield Customer Fulfilment Centre


Is Customer Delivery Driver a rewarding job?

For the right kind of person, driver jobs can be hugely rewarding. That’s because every day you can:

  • Make a difference that you can see serving people in the community
  • Use your initiative to independently solve challenges you encounter out on the road
  • Build relationships with regular customers and bring a smile and a joke to their day
  • Get to know the twists and turns of your local area street by street
  • Get outside in the fresh air every day

Home delivery is an introduction to a career in driving that could take you to many places. Whether you want to stay where you are or progress further into managing teams of drivers, planning routes with logistics or even potentially pathways into more advanced driving roles such as LGV Driving, you’ll find limitless opportunity that starts with home delivery jobs at Waitrose & Partners.

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Why choose to be a Customer Delivery Driver with Waitrose & Partners?

Waitrose & Partners are part of the John Lewis Partnership, the UK’s largest employee-owned business. We’re #DrivenByPurpose to work together for a happier world and our driver roles are different from any other major food retailer you could choose from. That’s because offering you a truly rewarding working experience is at the heart of what we do.

With us, you’re not just an employee — you’re a Partner. With our Waitrose Driver jobs, you’ll experience the Partnership difference through benefits that offer amazing options to enjoy life both inside and outside of work. These include:

These include:

  • Exclusive use hotels to make the most of your time off
  • VIP Suites at the O2 and Wembley Arena
  • Highly-subsidised Partner dining rooms, music and sports tickets and personal development
  • Societies and clubs for sports, culture and more
  • Training and development to give you the confidence to develop, grow and progress in our business

What’s more, being a Partner and co-owner in the business means there’s all kinds of ways to create genuine change within the business. We’re run as a democracy, which means that you can have your voice heard on everything from how deliveries are done day-to-day to putting your questions directly to our organisational leaders to hold them accountable.  

Go the distance today — choose unique Customer Delivery Driving roles with Waitrose & Partners to #FindYourHappier while keeping your local community connected to the food they love.

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