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Class 1 Trunker Driver - 0500 Start

Location:  Wakefield
Function:  Distribution
Job Reference:  2118
Employment Type:  Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  13/02/22
Date:  11-Jan-2022

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 class 1 Trunker Driver on top of your game? Working alongside the Distribution teams you’ll drive in one of the most professional fleets in the country. Our vehicles have state-of the art telematics, sat nav and tracking systems. Our teams are dedicated to ensuring our depots and hubs are ready to deliver great quality and freshness to millions of people every day.  Join us and be proud to be heading in the right direction.


As one of our drivers you’ll deliver Warburtons’ products across the Distribution network, within all legal and company requirements for transport legislation, Health and Safety, hygiene, quality, food safety.

Key Accountabilities and Measures

  • Be supported with a 6-week induction, support from in-house driver training teams, SAFED and ongoing CPC. Your Driver CPC training is in work hours too, not outside of them.
  • You’ll work set contract hours, 12 hour shift, starting at 0500 on a 2 week rolling rota, all of which will hopefully help you to plan your life around work more easily.
  • Your knowledge of basic vehicle maintenance mechanical knowledge (in order to able to relay faults on defect forms) and transport legislation will be key, for example Driver Hours, WTD and the Highway Code for a smooth and safe day
  • Enjoy plenty of autonomy. As a driver you’ll assist in the loading and unloading of your trailer – working safely is a key priority for us, so you’ll be compliant with Health and Safety, quality, food safety and accident reporting procedures to achieve an accident-free workplace – and you’re off!
  • As you won’t only be delivering to our own depots, but also customer RDC’s, you’ll provide a quality service, that develops strong relationships, exceeds their expectations and on occasion be able to manage confrontation in a calm and professional manner, as well as acting as an ambassador for our brand with everyone, while living our values

Essential Ingredients

To join the Warburtons family, you’ll need a LGV Cat C+E driving licence with no more than 6 points. You’ll also have a good knowledge of transport legislation and tachographs, be reliable, responsible and used to working in a Trunking role.

Extra Dough

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

  • Basic Weekly Pay of £684.79
  • 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.