HGV Driver Announcement

Join us as a HGV (C+E) driver before November 1st 2021 and support us through our peak period to receive a welcome payment of £1,000, payable at the end of January 2022. All new driver recruits who join us before November 2021 and are still working for us on the 15th January 2022 will receive the welcome payment. 

In addition, from Sunday August 8, HGV drivers employed by John Lewis and Waitrose will receive a pay rise of around £2 an hour in their base pay across all its regional and national distribution sites.

The salary increases – which follow a review of HGV driver rates in the Partnership – are designed to ensure that both retailers can continue to recruit LGV drivers at market competitive rates. Around 900 drivers currently employed will benefit from the higher pay rates.

We are also planning to invest in driver recruitment and training by establishing a driver training programme to allow existing Partners and new recruits without HGV experience to train up. This will help address the acute shortage of drivers, which is affecting the entire industry.

Mark Robinson, Director of Supply Chain for the John Lewis Partnership, said:

“There’s never been a better time to get behind the wheel for Waitrose and John Lewis. We’re responding quickly to the national driver shortage by ensuring our drivers are paid competitively and by investing in training for the future.

“These changes will mean that we can continue to serve our customers well and get them the products they need.”

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Our National Distribution Centres in Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire), Bracknell (Berkshire) and Aylesford (Kent) are all currently recruiting for various shifts in their sites. Make your application today, click here to apply.

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