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Driver Trainer

Great Bear



£33000 - £35000/annum


Posted: 13/02/2024

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Company Description

Following years of accelerated growth Culina Group is now a £2.2billion+ turnover business, employing over 22,000 staff, with a fleet of more than 5,000 vehicles. Culina Group operates from over 100+ depots across the UK and Ireland, serving more than 1,000 clients over its framework of chilled, ambient, contract packaging solutions and fresh and baked goods.

Company Overview

Great Bear (Part of the Culina Group) provides distribution services to FMCG clients. Customer centric service focus is delivered through a site-level empowered culture.

At Culina we have a winning culture, we believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive… A place where you're valued, challenged, and inspired!

Shift Pattern: 5 from 7 Flexible approach

Salary: Up to £35,000 Per Annum

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Driver Trainer to join our Training team at our Heywood site.  As a Driver Trainer you will responsible for delivering Driver training for a specific site & lead the way by working with our driver team out on the road

Job responsibilities of a Driver Trainer include:

Work with the driver team to further develop a safety / compliance first culture.
Deliver in house, driver CPC and annual driver assessment training, a flexible approach is required for this as our drivers and site runs 24 x 7, some training will need to be done on nights.
Deliver training relating to industry and group best practice.
Use Fueltek and Microlise performance stats to deliver proactive training / coaching to driver teams.
Provide new starter training / Inductions.
Monitor and evaluate all legislative changes, assessing the impact to site requirements and ensuring site needs are met at all times.
Keep and maintain up to date accurate digital records of all training undertaken.
Offer insight and support to the transport management team with vehicle and personal accident investigations.
Offer insight and support to the transport management team with driver infringements, proactively coaching repeat offenders.
Further design, develop and implement risk assessments and safe systems of work for the Heywood operation.
Attend group training forums, feeding back on group initiatives and projects.
When training times are a quiet, a flexible approach, mucking in out on the road with the team.


As a Driver Trainer  you will possess the following skill, experiences and qualifications:

Knowledge of Working Time Directive and drivers’ hours legislation
Attention to detail/ accuracy
LGV C&E Driving Licence
JAUPT accredited
Previous experience of telematics, preferable, Microlise
Previous experience of tachograph analysis programmes
Able to work as part of a team
Adaptable approach to work / training
Excellent communication / presentation skills
Able to work efficiently and accurately under pressure
Effectively able to prioritise work load in order to meet set deadlines
A good standard of computer literacy, particularly MS Office applications
Able to manage effectively and communicate to all levels of our business
A proactive forward thinker

Additional Information

As part of our drive to make Great Bear a great place to work, we are proud to be an inclusive and diverse organisation where we are committed to employee development and recognising success for hard working performers.

Our dedicated learning and development programmes are open to every employee to give you the opportunity to shape your own future within logistics and continue to work in an environment where team culture thrives.

Our people are the driving force behind our success, which is why we offer a wide range of benefits which include:

Annual Leave – Competitive holiday entitlement of 28 days 
Pension scheme – We want colleagues to enjoy a comfortable retirement so we offer a great contribution of 4% employee and 4% employer.
Life Assurance -  x2 your annual salary.
Wellness – Via our Employee Assistance Programme we offer immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service that operates 24 hours a days, 365 days a year. 
Eye Care Vouchers – We can provide you with substantial savings with free eye tests and discounts on prescription glasses. 
Reward & Recognition – We recognise that employees have gone the extra mile via Employee of the Month and Year, special recognition and long service awards.
Everyday discounts - via our benefit platform you will have access to over 50 retailer discounts for everyday savings!If you meet the requirements for the above role and are looking for your next career opportunity, please apply now and become a part of our #WinningTeam

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