Trainee Class 2 Driver

Location:  Howden
Function:  Distribution
Job Reference:  5064
Employment Type:  Permanent / Full Time
Date:  2 Feb 2024
Closing Date:  01/03/2024



Title:          Trainee Class 2 Driver

Location:   Howden   Shifts:   43 hours per week, 5 over 7 rolling rota

Salary:       £537.26 per week (rising to £699.40 per week upon completion and move into Class 2 position)



Do you have your class B car licence 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?


Essential Ingredients


  • Be supported by the driver training teams in an intensive training course, 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, although a typical week can be less than that. All of which will hopefully help you to plan your life around work more easily.


As ‘the UK’s No. 1 Bakery Brand’ we have been baking bread since 1876. Today, we are proudly a sixth-generation family business, supplying over 18,000 retail customers from 11 bakeries and 16 depots, producing a range of over 70 products, including gluten and wheat free.


We are striving to be a net zero business by 2050 and believe that we must minimise our impact on the environment, whilst making a positive impact on the society we are a part of.



The Recipe


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.


Extra Dough



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

  • Basic Weekly Pay of £537.26 (rising to £699.40 upon completion and move into the Class 2 position)
  • 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!




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.