HGV Class 1 Driver

HGV Class 1 Driver

This role is based at South East Galvanizers Ltd, Crittall Road, Witham, Essex, CM8 3DR

About us

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an HGV Class 1 Driver to join our busy team at South East Galvanizers Ltd based in Witham, Essex. We are part of Wedge Group Galvanizing, a successful family-owned business offering secure employment to its employees for over 150 years. We have 14 sites nationwide and apply corrosion protection to all the steel you regularly see around you such as street furniture, lampposts, bridge beams and even football stadiums through our galvanizing process.

You won’t just be joining a business; you’ll be part of a group that can offer you opportunities and development for the whole of your career!
We pride ourselves on caring for each other, with fairness and trust at our core. If you have similar values, you might find us to be a great place to work.

What’s the role?

As an HGV Class 1 Driver you will help to deliver our Company’s mission being the ‘UK’s Galvanizer of choice’ through being an integral part of a fleet that delivers our high-quality products to our customers.

Main responsibilities include:
• Putting safety first – Ensuring full compliance with all statutory requirements and driving legislation, including company procedures, tachograph monitoring, driver, and road regulations.
• Collecting and delivering steelwork.
• Maintaining good working relationships with customers.
• Complete accurate delivery records and relevant paperwork.
• Responsible for carrying out vehicle inspections.

Who would suit this role?

  • This role would suit someone who is organised, self-motivated, a team-player, conscientious and has a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Must be able to follow instructions and is customer focused.
  • Good geographical knowledge would be beneficial.
  • Hold a clean full Class 1 (C+E) licence and possess a digital tachograph card with a driver CPC.

What are the benefits?

• A permanent 40-hour contract, with guaranteed 8 hours overtime, rates start from £13.94.
• Secure employment with a longstanding supportive business with opportunity for advancement.
• Annual pay reviews.
• Opportunities to complete overtime to enhance income.
• 25 days holiday (plus statutory days) per calendar year – 5 days more than the legal requirement.
• Enhanced pay for other leave (paternity, maternity etc.).
• Paid breaks during shifts are included in the hours of work.
• Company pension scheme matching employee pension contributions.
• Employment protection and death in service cover for employees – paying out up to 2.5x annual salary.
• Employee Assistance Programme – offering free wellbeing (mental and physical) and financial advice and support.
• Employee discount scheme including restaurants, holidays, retail vouchers and more.
• Cycle to Work Scheme.
• Full training, equipment and PPE provided.
• Annual free flu vaccinations.
• Long service awards.
• Company share purchase opportunity.
• Free parking.


Contracted 40 hours per week + 8 hours overtime with potential for paid weekend overtime.
Hours of work are flexible to meet the customer service levels, but starting times are normally between 06.30 and 07.00am.

How to apply?

If this sounds like a job that might be right for you, please apply online by completing an application form

Wedge Group Galvanizing is an equal opportunities employer, we strive to create an inclusive culture where everyone is valued and welcomed.