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Class 1 Trunker Driver 0400 start

Location:  Wakefield
Function:  Distribution
Job Reference:  717
Employment Type:  Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  14/11/21
Date:  12-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 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.


Key Accountabilities and Measures

  • You will be supported with a 6-week induction with additional 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, starting at 0400 to 1600 on 4 on 2 off shift pattern, all of which will hopefully help you to plan your life around work more easily.
  • You will have a knowledge of basic vehicle maintenance mechanical knowledge, and be able to relay faults on defect forms and clear on transport legislation, for example Driver Hours, WTD and the Highway Code for a smooth and safe day
  • As a driver you’ll assist in the loading and unloading of your trailer, working safely is a key priority for us, therefore you’ll be compliant with Health and Safety, quality, food safety and accident reporting procedures to achieve an accident-free workplace.
  • You’ll be delivering to our own depots and customer RDC’s, therefore you’ll provide a quality customer service building strong professional relationships, managing and resolving any customer queries and exceeding on expectations.
  • Acting as an ambassador for our brand with everyone you interact with and representing our Company 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 £646.47 + £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!

**£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.