HGV Class 1 Drivers

Salary:  Up to £11.50 per ho

Location:  Gloucester

Job Type:  Contract

HGV Class 1 Drivers


For this role YOU will ideally be based within a 30 minute commute of Gloucester


£11.50 per hour


Rapier Employment is currently seeking HGV Class 1 drivers in the Gloucester area. This will be to work with our client DHL Trade Team. The Job will entail you to deliver Beers, Wines and Spirits to leading brand pubs and clubs as well as the smaller venues. This role involves manual handling; this can be a physical role and arduous at times.

Successful applicants will need to complete a 5 day training course run by the client. Training can be arranged to start ASAP.

A typical day will involve you starting at depot and delivering to 6 to 8 venues, once you are at the venue you will be required to unload the load and place this where the customer wishes and deal with all paperwork.

You are then required to pick up any empties from the site and move to your next drop. After your last drop, you will return to site and unload the empties from your trailer (mostly forked off). Then you need to complete debrief and check for your run the next day.

We are looking for drivers who are seeking an enjoyable working environment and that can place customer service at the forefront of their work. The job is highly rewarding and includes access to Rapier Rewards for qualifying drivers.


  • Guaranteed 40 hours payed per week
  • LTD Basic £11.50 per hour
  • Monday to Friday work with occasional Saturdays
  • Early starts available - 0400 to 0600
  • Ongoing Work available
  • Loading and unloading of vehicle is required
  • Rapier Rewards - our subsidised welfare package
  • Immediate start


  • HGV Class 1 Driving Licence
  • Newly qualified drivers welcome to apply
  • Customer service experience
  • "Can do" attitude
  • No DR10's No CD10's No IN10's - NO MORE THAN 6 POINTS
  • Digital Tachograph card and CPC qualification
  • Be used to lifting heavy items during delivery



Rapier offers over 28 years of excellence in providing dedicated workers to leading third party clients. We are committed to sourcing, supplying and placing both temporary and permanent workers into a full range of commercial, production and logistics positions.

We are recruiters for many leading logistics firms in the UK. We are constantly on the look-out for drivers, warehouse and office based staff to fill both temporary and permanent positions.

As an equal opportunities employer, we place great importance on treating all employees fairly. As part of a generous employee package we offer many training and development opportunities, excellent rates of pay (including pension and holiday pay) and a benefits package that includes medical plan, life and disability cover.

This vacancy is advertised on behalf of Rapier Employment, who are a recruitment business.




  • Why Rapier?

    Choosing Rapier you can be assured that you are working with an industry leader who genuinely cares for the success and well-being of their employees.

    We strongly believe in the fair and ethical treatment of all our staff and promise:

    • Respect, openness and understanding
    • Continuous training and development
    • Flexible work patterns to suit your lifestyle
    • Excellent rates of pay
    • An approachable and supportive company culture
    • A subsidised benefits package that looks after you and your family
    • Financial rewards for your loyalty and hard work


    We offer regular work

    Many of the UK's largest logistics suppliers trust us to satisfy their staffing needs. This means we're constantly on the look out for new drivers and warehouse staff. As part of the Rapier team you can be sure of regular work with excellent rates of pay.

    We develop you

    We know our reputation is based on the strength of our workforce, which is why we make sure each and every employee is trained and skilled for their role. From apprenticeships to NVQs and a management development programme, we provide training opportunities to ensure you are up to date, certified and ready for work.

    We reward you

    Employee loyalty is something we take seriously and seek to reward. Throughout your time as a Rapier employee we offer financial rewards and incentives as a thank you for your hard work and continued commitment.

    We believe in equality

    As an equal opportunities employer, we place great importance on treating all employees fairly. We are signatories of both the United Nations Compact Agreement and the Stronger Together Agreement, to show our commitment to ending work force exploitation.

    Take a look at the many reasons why you should choose Rapier Employment



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