Reference Quantity: ST0257

Particulars of normal

LGV Drivers drive in a protected and gasoline environment friendly method, making certain that the correct merchandise are delivered on the proper time, location and temperature (if required), with the right documentation and throughout the shortest lead occasions. They’re liable for sustaining the integrity of load and automobile by making use of appropriate procedures for restraint, highway, well being and security, they could work inside a number of subsectors, together with: transport, removals, import/export, freight, hazardous items, and meals. LGV Drivers will ship to a variety of settings, resembling warehouses, retailers and priva properties, and their buyer base will vary from massive world organisations to sole merchants and personal prospects. They could be required to work in shifts and can often work alone.  They function in many various localities resembling interior metropolis, cities, and rural areas.

LGV Drivers talk with a variety of individuals and prospects, and attempt to fulfill expectations by offering a top quality service that encourages repeat enterprise, displaying drive and power even when challenges come up. People on this function are extremely competent in utilizing industry-recognised techniques (resembling techniques for reporting defects) and related companies eg buyer specifics on packaging or labelling, and can have the ability to work underneath stress to tight deadlines.

The knowledge under outlines the important core data, abilities and behaviours that each one LGV Drivers are required to reveal, no matter their occupational space.

Core data – the LGV Driver can have an excellent understanding of:

  1. Protected, managed and gasoline environment friendly driving methods referring to driving the LGV, contemplating gasoline prices and different attainable efficiencies, implications of differing automobile configurations and related questions of safety, together with protected entry and egress from automobiles and trailers to incorporate prevention of falling from top
  2. protected use of kit and equipment eg guide dealing with tools, automobile and supply techniques, together with the place to search out related directions or steerage
  3. automobile preparation, together with automobile security checks/inspections, defect reporting, security necessities, loading, securing and unloading processes, axel combos
  4. the right way to shield the automobile and related hundreds, together with administration of illegal entry to automobile and hundreds
  5. planning and getting ready processes (eg planning quickest/most effective route) together with automobile choice and contingency planning when circumstances change
  6. fundamental IT purposes and different related know-how and techniques eg tachographs, adaptive braking,  hand-held scanners, on board telematics and so forth and the way these are reported by use of

Key Efficiency Indicators

  1. related regulation and laws governing the availability chain {industry} and in particular relation to the function eg. working time restrictions, medical & licence necessities
  2. the right way to talk successfully with prospects and colleagues appropriately according to state of affairs and organisational model/tradition
  3. construction of the {industry}; the modes of transport and the way these have an effect on transport operations resembling loading unloading; points dealing with the sector; the roles accessible throughout the sector on the whole and in relation to their very own profession aspirations
  4. significance of delivering wonderful customer support to prospects and colleagues, together with figuring out buyer/colleague wants and responding appropriately according to state of affairs and organisational model/tradition; significance of organisation repute and the way their very own efficiency can contribute to organisational success
  5. proposed and precise modifications to techniques, processes and know-how used within the {industry}
  6. environmental impression of the {industry}, sector and function and the way this may be minimised, together with their very own obligations to make use of protected and gasoline environment friendly driving methods
  7. how their function can have an effect on their well being; the necessity to preserve a degree of health applicable to their function, consciousness of the advantages of a nutritious diet, the impression of shift working and so forth
  8. the implications of metropolis restrictions, resembling congestion charging, evening restrictions for items automobiles, route restrictions for items automobiles and automobile tools necessities
  9. the implications of driving on roads alongside susceptible highway customers, resembling cyclists, pedestrians, motor cyclists
  10. procedures for processing returned and rejected items

Core abilities – the LGV Driver will have the ability to reveal the flexibility to:

  1. drive safely and effectively (SAFED) on private and non-private roads, and manoeuvre the automobile in restricted areas; safely use and place automobile fitted tools (eg cellular cranes)
  2. proficiently management the automobile in all visitors conditions and climate situations and present consideration for different drivers
  3. use related tools and equipment safely and effectively to make sure the protected dealing with of buyer items, safely open and restrain trailer and automobile physique doorways; take note of the protected and efficient use of kit and equipment
  4. adjust to related techniques and processes, following directions and organisational coverage in a protected and environment friendly method to hold out supply and different related actions
  5. put together the automobile and the load for deliveries, together with safely utilizing and positioning automobile fitted tools; perform automobile security checks and take care of or report any defects or upkeep points to the suitable particular person; full day by day stroll spherical test sheets
  6. shield the motive force, automobile and the load from theft and harm
  7. successfully plan essentially the most economical route for use, minimising waste and loss; plan, prioritise and adapt accordingly when conditions come up out of the traditional routine
  8. use fundamental IT techniques appropriately and according to organisational necessities; adapt to new know-how and settle for the necessity for change,
  9. totally adjust to applicable laws and regulation; preserve the well being, security and safety of individuals always
  10. set up an excellent rapport with prospects/colleagues; promote the values of the organisation and reply to or report any threats to their organisation’s repute
  11. use applicable strategies to speak successfully with prospects and colleagues according to organisational requirements; determine and meet buyer wants by provision of wonderful customer support; work intently with suppliers and prospects to make sure any issues, damages or anomalies are corrected
  12. work nicely in a staff, displaying a capability to work underneath stress and to agreed deadlines; help colleagues and contribute to attaining aims or targets; decide to self enchancment/growth

Core behaviours

  1. Constantly reveal integrity, credibility, honesty and private drive; embodies the organisation’s values, demonstrates a perception within the companies it affords and an curiosity within the {industry}
  2. Take accountability for their very own security and that of others always, notably when driving
  3. Take possession for personal efficiency and coaching, and proactively preserve updated with {industry} developments; makes suggestions for enchancment the place related
  4. Attempt to attain the perfect leads to all they do; preserve a constructive angle and strategy to their work even when priorities and dealing patterns change
  5. Exhibit a dedication to attaining all private and organisational aims eg finishing work, timekeeping, private look and gown code
  6. Present a real curiosity in assembly the wants of others; use personal initiative when wanted to make sure that buyer wants and expectations are met
  7. Exhibit satisfaction in their very own function by a persistently constructive, skilled strategy with prospects and members of wider staff
  8. Present willingness to simply accept altering priorities and adapts nicely to new work patterns and altering necessities, with a versatile  strategy to their work

Entry necessities

Apprentices should maintain a sound UK driving licence (at the very least Cat B ie automotive licence) as a way to entry the apprenticeship and should be 18 years previous by the point they’re rea to realize their provisional vocational licence. Apprentices with out Degree 1 English and maths might want to obtain this degree and take the check for Degree 2 English and maths previous to taking the en level evaluation.


Provide Chain Specialist Giant Items Car Drivers are legally required to acquire their Class C licence in the course of the apprenticeship as a way to drive massive items automobiles.

Period & Evaluate

The apprenticeship will take a minimal of 12 months to finish and shall be reviewed after 3 years.

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