Class 1 Shunter Drivers - Weekends


Job Details


UK Tadcaster GH

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Part Time


£12.09 per hour

Closing Date

26/03/2021 12:00

Role Profile

Wincanton are looking for permanent weekend Class 1 Shunters for our General Haulage depot based out of Tadcaster.

These are Permanent week end positions on £12.09ph, working week ends with start time from 06:00 and nights from 18:00 - must be flexible

  • £13.25ph - for hours worked between 18:00 – 04:00
  • £13.30ph – for hours worked between 00:01 Saturday – 00:01 Monday
  • £12.09ph - For hours worked over 45
  • 6th shift payment £30 plus hourly rate
  • £14.39ph – Bank Holiday working
  • £24.70 – per night out
  • Contracted to 45 hours per week
  • Overtime available

Benefits include:

  • Permanent 12 hour contract
  • Essential DCPC training
  • Class 2 drivers considered with shunting experience
  • Paid holiday entitlement
  • Access to company pension scheme
  • Child care vouchers
  • Staff shop
  • RAC discount
  • High street, Online Stores and Restaurant Discounts
  • £500 for recommending a lorry driver friend and your friend also gets £250!

You will be required to complete shunting work around the yard transporting various retail products. This is a physical role where you will be mounting and dismounting trailers and will involve offloading products.
Key responsibilities:

  • To shunt trailers around site and off site occasionally
  • Applying safety equipment to trailers
  • Perform yard checks
  • Directing drivers to correct bays for loading
  • Trailer inspections, reporting defects
  • Site cleaning as and when required
  • To work within the guidelines of the company’s safety culture, ensuring the safety of themselves and their colleagues always
  • Moving all vehicles that come on site
  • Keep truck clean at all times

Experience and Qualifications

  • Must hold a valid HGV LGV Class 1
  • Must hold a valid Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC Card)
  • Must hold a Digital Tachograph card
  • Must not have more than 6 points on your licence
  • Minimum 6 months shunting experience preferred however training provided
  • Have a positive, flexible attitude to work
  • Good timekeeper, with the ability to work unsupervised
  • Have a positive, flexible attitude to work.
  • Good timekeeper, with the ability to work unsupervised

If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.



About Us

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. As the largest British logistics company, we work in industry sectors as diverse as milk, defence, energy, retail, consumer goods and construction, supporting every stage of development and adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistics challenges. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our mission is “to make our customers business’s better, every day.”

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That’s why we provide significant opportunities for career progress, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

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