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Train with us to become a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) driver and earn over £40k per year! What’s more, you don’t have to worry about the £2k fee to fully qualify either, CLEAN will fund the entire training package.

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The CLEAN Driver Academy offers new and existing drivers the chance to obtain a LGV C (Class 2) licence and gain employment as a professional LGV driver delivering laundry to hotels, holiday parks and industrial businesses throughout England and Wales.

Once you’ve passed your test, we’ll make sure you’re trained to the highest standard, ensuring full certification to independently operate one of our modern fleet of vehicles, servicing hotels, holiday parks, serviced accommodation, engineering, manufacturing and industrial and customers, delivering and collecting bags and laundry cages from their premises. Transferring used textiles to our laundry sites, you’ll be an integral part of our industry leading team.

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Start your journey to career success with us today by applying below and we’ll contact you to discuss your application and suitability for the programme.

The CLEAN Driver Academy

Our Driver Academy has been carefully designed to equip new and existing drivers with all the skills they need to ensure safe and aware driving practices in line with guidelines set out by the DVSA and Company H&S policies and training. Successful applicants can gain a LGV C (Class 2) licence and employment as a professional LGV driver delivering laundry to hotels, holiday parks and industrial businesses throughout England and Wales.

The CLEAN Driver Academy intends to provide trainees with an overview of the Company focusing on not only Transport but the Production and Customer Service functions. Each trainee will be inducted for production functions so that they can operate processing equipment whilst learning about the importance of correct sorting practices, how our wash proceses work, basically following the production line through to packing.

Each stage being an important integral part for the on time and in full delivery to our customer base. Whilst learning about product trainees will also gain a perspective on what looks good – quality is fundamental and a key part of good customer service. Quality is key for production, customer service, account management and particularly transport as quality of product and service is an integral part of our drivers role.

Therefore it is key that Driver Trainees understand this. Trainees will also go out with a buddy driver on ‘experience days’. This is so that they understand early on what is expected from the role. It facilitates relationship building with the existing driver team and reinforces what the end role entails.

The first phase for the trainee is to attend a medical (arranged by CLEAN) with the forms then being sent to the DVLA for a provisional entitlement. Trainees will receive a study app so that they can prepare for their theory, haz perception and Mod 2 (CPC module). The tests will be booked once the provisional entitlement is obtained.

Once this stage is passed the trainee will be booked in for their Practical lessons and test – this is currently obtained in three stages – 3a, the reverse exercise, which is assessed by the accredited trainer, 3b the on road test with the DVSA examiner and Mod 4 which is the ‘show me tell me’ element carried out with the examiner.

On passing the final practical tests the trainee submits a request for their Digi Tacho card whilst waiting on their licence and DQC (Driver Qualification Card for CPC)

During this process there is opportunity for additional supportive training relating to driver hours rules and regs, customer service and other e learning modules.

About the Driver Academy Course

Selection

Selection

  • Attend an interview at one of our laundry sites. We have laundries located in Camberley (Surrey), Cheltenham (Gloucestershire), Ross-on-Wye (Herefordshire), Slough (Berkshire) and Yeovil (Somerset)

Administration & Theory

Administration & Theory

  • Obtain D4 from www.gov.uk and book an LGV Medical with GP

  • Request D2 form from www.gov.uk. Complete and send this along with the completed D4 and their Driving License to the DVLA to gain Provisional Category C entitlement

  • Revise for theory tests whilst waiting for licence to be returned with provisional entitlement.

  • Book theory tests upon receipt of provisional license

  • Sit theory tests at your local DVSA Centre (1a, 1b & Mod 2)

Practical

Practical

  • Attend Module 4 training and take test at your local DVSA Centre

  • Practical training

  • Practical test

Our delivery driver benefits include:

  • Earn up to £40,000 OTE

  • Performance related bonus scheme based on safety, compliance, and service up to £3,000 per annum

  • Paid CPC training

  • Provide a free managed medical service for vocational driving licence renewals

  • Free Eyesight Checks and Optical Care Voucher Scheme

  • Up to 33 days annual leave (subject to service and shift pattern)

  • Pension Scheme & employer contributions

  • Recommend a Friend scheme payments if you help us recruit new people into the business

  • Over-time available

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Winner of The Green Apple Award Winner of ‘Most Innovative Company’ 2017 at the Laundry And Drycleaning Awards (LADAs) recognising companies, individuals, services and products that showcase a new level of customer service and professionalism within the industry. Awarded the ‘Sustainable Supplier’ title at the 2017 Footprint Awards; recognising organisations at every stage in the food supply chain from growers, producers, manufacturers and distributors, through to all hospitality and foodservice operators in both public and private sectors, their suppliers and other stakeholders. CLEAN has joined the list of inspirational British companies to feature as a 2016 finalist in the Amazon Growing Business Awards 2016: shortlist in the 'Company of the Year – Larger Firm category'. Winner of ‘Commercial Laundry of the Year’ 2016 at the Laundry And Drycleaning Awards (LADAs) recognising companies, individuals, services and products that showcase a new level of customer service and professionalism within the industry. RoSPA Gold Merit Award (achieving Gold Standard for a 5th consecutive year). Recognised internationally, the RoSPA Awards have become one of the most sought after accolades for many organisations from every industry sector.
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