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Trainee Class 2 Driver

Location:  Banbury
Function:  Distribution
Job Reference:  1924
Employment Type:  Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  21/11/21
Date:  14-Oct-2021

As ‘Britain’s Best Loved Food Brand’ we have been baking bread since 1876.  Today, we are proudly a fifth-generation family company supplying 18,000 retail customers from 12 bakeries and 14 depots, producing a range of over 70 products including gluten and wheat free.  Our family of 4,500 colleagues throughout the UK, have recognised us as a Sunday Times Top 30 Best Big Companies’ to work for.

Family and values are what makes us different, and we are a proud bunch, join us and you too could be proud to be Warburtons.



The Recipe

Are you a Delivery Driver on top of your game with the desire to further your career and gain your Class 2 licence, with all of the costs of your training and licence taken care of?

Working alongside our Distribution and Training Teams, we are offering the chance to gain your Class 2 Licence through our Driver Academy and the opportunity of a Multi-Drop delivery role, driving in one of the most professional fleets in the country. Our vehicles have state-of the art telematics, sat nav and tracking systems.

So, if you’re looking for a role where you’re more hands on with your deliveries and keeping the nations eggs in soldiers, then join us and be proud to be heading in the right direction

Key Accountabilities and Measures

So here it is, as one of our Trainee Class 2 Drivers you’ll:

  • Be supported by the driver training teams with a 6 month development programme, to gain your Class 2 Licence, with no cost to you.
  • Ongoing fully funded Driver CPC (Your Driver CPC training is in work hours too, not outside of them)
  • Be an early riser. Your shift will start at around 3.30am, so it’s an early start, but your afternoons will be your own. 
  • You will also enjoy plenty of autonomy. As a driver you’ll be given delivery notes (or an electronic device), from which you’ll accurately pick the orders (either prior to leaving or out on your route) and load your vehicle with bakery products.
  • Work set contracted hours and have stable shift patterns.  That’s 43 hours a week, working a rotating 5 days including weekends, all of which will hopefully help you to plan your life around work more easily.

Essential Ingredients

To join the Warburtons family, you’ll need a full current UK Driving Licence with no more than 6 points. You’ll also have a good knowledge of transport legislation, be reliable, responsible, customer focused and used to working in a fast paced environment, ideally with multi drop or home delivery experience and ideally previous experience of picking orders.

Extra Dough

At last and by no means yeast you will want to know what your breads worth: 

  • Basic Weekly Pay of £500.37 inc Local Allowance + Weekly Driver Local Market Allowance £22.31* + £500 bonus**
  • A slice of the annual profits (discretionary profit share)
  • Ongoing CPC Modules - your Driver CPC training is in work hours too, not outside of them.
  • Award winning pension scheme with company contributions up to 7% Life assurance
  • Products you'll love along with deals and discounts for you and the family through our Extra Dough website
  • Continued investment in your personal development
  • Fully stocked kitchens filled with our delicious products for you to enjoy with your daily brew!


*Weekly driver local market allowance is in place until end of July 2022.

**£500 bonus is payable March 2022, subject to eligibility criteria.

We respect and value difference. We look to create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or any other aspect which makes them unique, are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work, is the right thing to do.