Sainsbury's Bank

LGV Driver


Basingstoke Depot



Contract Type

Fixed Term


Competitive plus benefits

Areas of business


Job ID


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Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, Houndsmill Estate, Basingstoke, RG21 6XW

Job Description

HGV Drivers with a Difference  

We would like to invite all with an existing HGV1/LGV-C+E license only, to apply for driver vacancies that have arisen in the transport department for Full-Time LGV drivers. 24/7 operation. This position is full-time.

You don’t get to be one of the nation’s largest and most loved supermarkets without a brilliant team — and HGV Drivers like you keep Sainsbury’s moving day in, day out. Fancy joining us?  

Being a Sainsbury’s HGV Driver is more than getting goods from Supplier to Depot on time and in perfect condition. It’s about helping your community eat, shop and live better, all while being part of a family that just so happens to be about 200,000-people strong. After all, making the best-quality products available in-store for our customers is what we’re in this for. Just ask the millions of people up and down the country who choose to shop with us every week. 

  • Location: Basingstoke depot
  • Hours: 41 hours averaging 4 shifts per week, Nights
  • Contract type: FTC
  • Starting times 23:00-02:00
  • Rate: £ 39783

More about you

We would like to hear from you if...

  • You are a qualified LGV Driver C+E with an up-to-date CPC qualification.
  • You understand tachograph laws and rules and regulations of the road.
  • You have good geographic knowledge of UK roads.
  • You have recent experience driving articulated vehicles.
  • You have an ability to work without direct supervision.
  • You have excellent communication skills.
  • You have an ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure.

More about the Role

The key part of the role is to deliver goods safely to Store’s and return to depot according to the plan and adhering to all legal requirements and safety.

  • Accountable for understanding and adherence to the route schedule.
  • Accountable for ensuring the correct load is on board, ensuring load security and safety.
  • Responsible for ensuring the tractor & trailer unit are road legal.
  • Responsible for filling in the check sheets and reporting any defects.
  • Responsible for informing the depot of any delays on in their day.
  • Responsible for adhering to all tachograph and working time law.
  • To act as an ambassador for the company by always driving and behaving responsibly.
  • To get the best out of our vehicles by driving with care, forward planning, and fuel efficiency.

Added to competitive rates of pay, the benefits are also great – including paid holiday, colleague discount at Sainsbury’s, Argos, and Habitat after three months. And if a longer-term career is what you’re interested in, there’s nothing stopping you moving on up. We never say no to ambition. 

Overtime is readily available, giving the opportunity to work additional shifts frequently to help you budget for those holidays and special events in life.

If you’d like to be part of Sainsbury’s as an HGV Driver where we work plans to support a positive work/life balance, apply below.


Your benefits 

  • Guaranteed minimum hours for all rota patterns. 
  • 25 days holiday per year, increasing to 28 days after 5 years’ service all pre Bank Holiday’s
  • We operate shiny new kit and offer some of the best facilities of any employer.
  • Season ticket loan after you’ve completed 12 weeks of service and passed your probation.
  • Discount card after 12 weeks that gives you up to 15% off your Sainsbury’s or Argos or Habitat shop.
  • Our Love It special offers, including gym memberships, restaurants, holidays, retail vouchers and more.
  • Cycle to work scheme available.
  • Full PPE provided.
  • Annual CPC training is covered by us.