3. Keeping Track
All supermarket delivery jobs require that their drivers record and divulge certain information to their customers and managers. For example, should any of a customer’s required items have been substituted, the driver should make sure they are aware of this before leaving.
A driver should also keep a clear account of the mileage they have undertaken throughout a shift and the amount of fuel they have purchased in order to cover that mileage. It’s also their duty to refuel their van before they clock off for the day.
If any customers are not at home when a delivery is attempted, this needs to be recorded and the relevant items brought back to the store.
Once all deliveries are complete, it’s the driver’s job to update the records for the day. Again, this is usually done using a handheld computer.
The key tasks underlined above are all part of a typical day in any one of the delivery driver jobs at Sainsbury’s. So that we can be confident that all of our drivers will undertake their duties in a manner that represents the brand well, we aim to recruit people who are:
- Friendly and good-humoured
- Practical and logical
- Gifted at tasks that involve planning and concentration
- Trustworthy and good at taking the initiative
There are only a few things you need to apply. You’ll need to have held a UK/EU/EEA licence for at least a year and this must have less than six points on it. It’s important that the recruiters at Sainsbury’s know that there isn’t a risk of you losing your licence and that you are a careful and considerate driver.