C1 Driver Trainee/Installer Trainee 7.5T

Job Type Supply Chain & Logistics
Location Wilmslow - Stanley Green
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 01/06/2024
Vacancy Type Permanent
Hours of Work 41

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We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.

Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

John Lewis Partnerships Customer Delivery Hub in Stanley Green is recruiting for C1 Driver Trainees and 7.5T Installer Trainees.

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity to become more than just a 'Driver', than apply for the Driver Trainee position where you will complete a 12 month Customer Deliver Driver Trainee programme to become a fully competent John Lewis Customer Delivery Installer which also includes obtaining your C1 Licence.

If you already hold a valid C1 Licence, DCPC and Tachograph Card then the Installer position is for you. You will embark on the John Lewis & Partners Installer accreditation to become a fully qualified Customer Delivery Driver Installer.

These positions are aspiration roles with clear progression pathways.

At a glance: 

Role: CDH (Customer Delivery Hub) Driver Trainee and Installer Trainee

Position: Permanent

Salary: Driver Trainee £11.75ph and Installer Trainee from £27,200 - £33,900 - this would include a 3.1% shift premium when working on the PM shift.

Hours: 41 Per Week, working 4 out of 6 days Monday to Saturday on a 5 week rolling rotation:

  • Monday to Thursday 10:30 - 21:30, Friday 09:30 - 20:30, Saturday 07:00 - 18:00  

  • This works out to working 181 days of the year

With this rota you can enjoy 3 days off each week to maintain a healthy work/life balance and overtime is offered when required so there is potential to top up earnings. You will not work on a Sunday or Bank Holidays.

Due to the nature of this role we require all applicants to be over 18 to apply.

Driver Trainee - Required essential experience skills and qualifications:

  • Full, clean Category B driving licence (standard car driving licence) and previous driving experience ​

  • Must be aged 18 or over

Installer Trainee - Required essential experience skills and qualifications:

  • (UK) C1 driving licence

  • DCPC (Drivers Qualification Card)

  • Tachograph Card

  • Previous experience driving a 7.5 tonne vehicle  

  • Previous experience in a customer facing role

  • Strong verbal communication skills both over the phone and face to face

  • Able to cope with the physical requirements of the role (you will spend a lot of time delivering large two man items such as sofas, white goods, sports equipment, furniture, beds, and mattresses etc... ).

  • Basic understanding of technology


We believe in rewarding our Partners for their time and energy. After all, they’re the ones that make the John Lewis Partnership special. Benefits include:

  • 💚Once you’ve been with us for three months, you’ll get Partnership discount in store and online. That’s 25% off in John Lewis & Partners (12% electrical products, some exclusions apply) and 20% in Waitrose & Partners. You’ll also be able to nominate someone you live with to share your discount.

  • 💚Discounted cinema tickets & VIP suites with discounted tickets at the O2 arena

  • 💚Discounted rates on holidays at the John Lewis Partnerships hotels, where only Partners and their guests can stay

  • 💚Excellent work life balance, including focus on well being and flexible working and our marketing leading equal parenthood leave Policy

And much more! Find out more about our benefits here: https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/benefits/

If you would like to view the job outline for this role please see attached our job outline.

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At the John Lewis Partnership, we embrace our differences. We want you to be you. Because, well, we know you're at your best when you're free to be yourself. Being a truly inclusive employer to us means creating an environment which celebrates your contribution, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief. It's why we've set our own aim to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners (employees) and our customers. We firmly believe that our future success lies in diversity of thought from all Partners and it's integral in our mission to build a happier world. We welcome applications from everyone interested in working for us. And, once you're a Partner, your differences will make all the difference. Find out more about D&I in the Partnership here - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/

Attachment: Driver-Trainee-Job-Outline-September-2023-2.pdf-Installer-Trainee-7.5t-Job-Outline-September-2023-2.pdf

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