HGV Driver - Southampton

Hours: 25.5

Salary: £20,482 (Inc O/T and Shift Premium)

Location: Southampton SO16 0WB

United Kingdom

Apply by: 24/10/2021

HGV Driver - Southampton

Southampton SO16 0WB

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About the role

A job where you are in the driving seat!

As the face of Tesco out on the road, our LGV drivers get the opportunity to meet and talk to different colleagues at stores. That’s why this role is about much more than just driving: it's about helping others and delivering great service, with a smile.

No two shifts are ever the same, for most of the day you’ll feel like your own boss, out on the road delivering to our stores, but there is always a team of managers and colleagues back at the distribution centre ready to support you when you need them.

You’ll meet great people, learn new things and be part of a specialist, diverse team, where everyone is welcome.

Whether you are looking for stability or flexibility to suit your lifestyle, or the opportunity to progress your career, this can be the role for you.


You will be responsible for

  • Professionally representing the Tesco brand whilst on UK roads
  • Ensuring our products reach our stores on time and in good condition
  • Being out on the road but also working collaboratively with colleagues and representing Tesco to everyone you meet
  • Driving safely, responsibly and within the law
  • Collecting as well as delivering, supporting your distribution centre by moving trailers and keeping vehicles fuelled

You will need

  • To be passionate about delivering great customer service
  • Friendly, approachable and reliable
  • Able to adhere to WTD and EU Drivers Hours
  • To become a Tesco Driver, you'll need a full HGV 1 (C+E) EU licence with no more than six penalty points, needs a valid DQC and a Driver Card.


Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details before your agreed start date.

What’s in it for you

  • Join before 30th November 2021 to receive a bonus of £1,000.*
  • PLUS earn up to £800 market supplement paid in January
  • PLUS earn extra £2/hour on any overtime in December

T’s & C’s:

*Colleagues must have a start date between 14 July 2021 and 30 November 2021. Colleagues must still be employed by us on 11 March 2022 and not have given Tesco their contractual notice to leave. Subject to Tax and National Insurance deduction

To find out more contact us today on 07783830049 or email us on DC.RecruitmentHub@tesco.com where a dedicated Tesco colleague can help you find the right job .

Annual Pay - £20,482 (Inc O/T and Shift Premium)

Fixed Rota - Friday, Saturday and Sunday with start time between 06:00-08:00

Plus there are additional overtime and premiums payments available on top.

More key benefits on offer for you:

  • Holiday starting at 17 days rising to 18 days after 12 months (includes bank holidays and a personal day)
  • Competitive retirement savings plan - Tesco will match up to 7.5% of your contribution
  • Life assurance - 5 x your contractual pay
  • Colleague discount card including a 2nd card for a family member after 3 months service

This includes:

  • 15% off after every pay day for a four-day period and 10% the rest of the month on most Tesco purchases
  • Uniform provided
  • Join our share schemes - ‘Buy As You Earn’ and ‘Save As You Earn’ after 3 months service


To learn about more of the benefits we offer click here

About us

Working in Distribution. 

A store is only as good as the stock on its shelves. It’s essential that our distribution network is as good as it can be, because anything less than perfect means unhappy customers.

Fortunately, as leaders in logistics management, we are up to the task. Using the latest technology, we transport 60 million cases of goods to 3,000 stores every week.

Application process

To apply for a job in one of our stores, distribution or customer fulfilment centres, you will need to register with us and create a profile. You can keep your profile up-to-date by adding your latest skills and experiences.

Click through the stages below to see what you can expect from the application process:

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