S.Porretta & Sons Ltd: Good business all round

At the core of S.Porretta & Sons is our commitment to getting a good job done with good people. For over a hundred years we’ve always given our best whilst also moving with the times. One thing that has never changed is our unwavering focus on customer satisfaction and we love to do a job well. Our people who take pride in what they do every day and we take pride in them, providing training and upskilling on a continuous basis. We take on apprentices as well as qualified and experienced staff and we individually review what you can do in a company where everyone makes a difference.

We train our drivers not only in different classes of HGV work but also the major certifications such as Tideway and FORS as well as forklift driving and crane operation with ALLMI, the specialist lorry loading organisation.

We have a range of opportunities for drivers who want to go places! The philosophy is simple; we care about doing a great job with great people who we invest in. If you are a team player who wants to roll their sleeves up and join in you’ll fit right in. Right now we are looking for HGV drivers to join our team. You may want to learn to drive commercially or already be qualified. Salary depends on skills and experience, qualified drivers earning £10- £15 per hour with bonuses and overtime on top.

  • Minimum 50 Hours basic paid weekly GUARANTEED
  • Annual salary review
  • 20 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays = 28 days total
  • No vehicle damage weekly bonus
  • No accident bonus
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company phone or contribution to your phone
  • Generous company pension contribution
  • Uniform provided and cleaned
  • Ongoing investment in training to further your career

Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic person who wants to do a great job working with great colleagues, delivering goods with a smile. General duties at our Coventry hub if not out on a driving job. If you feel happy when you know a job has been done well then we want to hear from you! Driving work across the UK, lots of variety. May stay local or go further afield depending on the jobs booked.

Working Hours:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend work and overnights required occasionally
  • 05:00 – 07:00 starts (on average)
  • 8-11 Hour shifts (on average)

Job Duties

  • Responsible for loading, securing and unloading customers goods
  • Responsible for transporting goods nationwide
  • Represent the company speaking to customers face to face
  • To ensure the company’s high standard of customer service and satisfaction is maintained at all times
  • Build and maintain good rapport with customers and other staff and to represent the company when on customer’s premises or travelling to and from those premises
  • Must have a reasonable level of fitness
  • Must keep vehicle clean and tidy at all times
  • Must be reliable and have a flexible ‘can do’ attitude
  • Must be customer focused
  • Be prepared to travel when necessary for training, travel costs provided
  • Applicants must be above 20 years of age for insurance purposes
  • Overnights and weekends when required, occasional
  • Operating crane HIAB (desirable)
  • Opportunity to become FORS qualified (transport quality standard)
  • Opportunity to gain ADR licence
  • Opportunity to train as a crane operator if no crane operation qualification
  • In-date & valid HIAB Licence desirable
  • Must have valid in-date CPC and Digi cards
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Must be looking for a long-term permanent position

Reference ID: SPSHGV120210705
Application deadline: 23/07/2021
Interviews week commencing 26/07/21
Expected start date: 02/08/2021

We have Covid secure measures in place i.e. PPE, vehicle sanitisation and cleaning procedures, temperature checks and social distancing. Remote first interviews available.