Head Office Mayfield Edinburgh

Apprentice HGV Driver, Dalkeith

The NWH Group is a second-generation family business headquartered in Midlothian. Servicing the whole of Scotland and Newcastle from 10 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 our 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.

We are now beginning to recruit for the next intake on the renowned NWH Group HGV Driver Apprenticeship, and we have 2 vacancies for Apprentice HGV Drivers to join us team based in Dalkeith, Midlothian. This is a full-time position, whereby you will be supported to gain funding to obtain your HGV License upon completing medicals, theory, and practical driving tests. Upon gaining your HGV license, you will join our team as an Apprentice HGV Driver and be trained in everything you need to become a qualified NWH Driver. Opportunities will be available in both our Tipper fleet and Skip fleet.

The first 12 months’ of the apprenticeship are paid at a salary of £12,000 per annum, however upon successful completion of the 12-month apprenticeship, you will move to the Level 1 basic driver rate, qualify for overtime pay and driver bonus.

Successful applicants will be required to sign an agreement to remain employed with NWH Group for a duration of 3 years upon joining the company, failure to do so will result in training costs being required to be repaid by the individual.

The Apprentice HGV Driver role is an in demand and sought-after opportunity, in an industry where training opportunities and financial support to obtain the license are very rare. This scheme is targeted towards 18-24-year olds, who will also be enrolled into a Modern Apprenticeship to receive a SVQ Level 3 qualification. We are open to all work experiences and backgrounds, but those applicants with a history driving employment will be at an advantage.

A short video with more information on being an NWH Driver can be found at: https://youtu.be/nvHW5OaOILo

The ideal Apprentice HGV Driver will have;

  • Held their Cat B Car Licence for at least two years
  • 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
  • A strong work ethic, and be reliable and punctual

To apply for this role, please submit a CV on this page, or by e-mail to careers@nwhgroup.co.uk

The NWH Group is an equal opportunities employer.

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