Parcel Delivery & Collections Van Drivers- Reading

Job Title: Casual 3.5 Tonne Parcel Delivery & Collection Van Driver

Location: Reading

Pay- From £9.00 per hour ( Up to £11.50 for overtime/ weekend work) PAY RISE AFTER 13 WEEKS SERVICE TO AROUND £12 AN HOUR!

Ideally you will have worked for a large national parcel distribution company previously, however applications from all multi drop delivery drivers will be considered

Please note that to complete essential paperwork for this position, you will be required to make a one time trip to our offices in Southampton

This position in expected to start in about two weeks time. Initially this will be ad hoc work, the client starts getting busier around Easter, and we are expecting full time, ongoing work to be available and could lead to more solid work.

Good Drivers will be retained for work throughout the rest of the year. The best Drivers get 50+ hours every week and are likely to be offered permanent positions when they become available

3.5 Tonne Multi Drop Van Driver required for a casual contract for a Parcel Delivery company in Reading. Possible temp to perm for the best Drivers

Typical hours could fall between 7am-7pm Monday- Friday with overtime payable after 8 hours each day. The company have now started undertaking deliveries on weekends too. Although we do not expect you to work 7 days per week, you will be expected to work occasional weekends in line with the needs of the business

The role is to collect and deliver parcels to residential homes and businesses across the South Central region in a LWB Sprinter type van, while proving tracking information. This is fast paced work and requires route planning, so good knowledge of the local area is essential

Applicants must be able to safely lift parcels up to 30kg, and be able to deliver a minimum of 50 drops per day within their defined postcode area

Anyone applying should have previously worked as a Multi Drop Delivery Driver (ideally parcel delivery), be well presented, and have a personable nature. Due to elements of customer service and completion of vital paperwork, candidates are required to have a good grasp of the English language both written and spoken.

Applications cannot be accepted from anyone who has an unspent criminal record for fraud, violence, sexual offences or theft. Due to the nature of the role, the company requires an in depth security clearance check and 5 years of residency. Anyone who can not provide this information will automatically be rejected. The vetting time came be up to 2 weeks but is often quicker

Simple Recruitment Services Ltd are acting as an introduction agency in this instance. It is not always possible to respond to every applicant, so if you have not heard back from us in 7 days then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful in this occasion. Simple Recruitment Services Ltd will retain your information, and may make contact in the future should other suitable positions become available

Simple Recruitment Services Ltd are an equal opportunities employer

Required skills

  • Couriers
  • Deliveries
  • Driver
  • Parcels
  • Route Planning

Application questions

Do you have any criminal convictions which are currently unspent?
Can you come to Southampton for your registration?
Have you previously worked for a Parcel delivery/ Courier company?
Are you confident in delivering 70 parcels per day?

Reference: 34564827

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