GIST OFFERS UP TO £5,000 INDUSTRY LEADING INCENTIVE PACKAGE FOR NEW DRIVERS
Gist employs more than 2,000 drivers, runs a modern, high spec Euro 6 fleet, and offers an excellent benefits package with a generous pension scheme, sick pay, and employee discounts.
Our HGV drivers play a key role in transporting products to and from our UK-wide distribution centres and customer stores.
Gist is offering industry-leading incentives of up to £5,000 for new HGV drivers to continue to deliver chilled foods and fresh produce for key customers including Marks & Spencer across the nation.
New drivers joining Gist now have the potential to receive a bonus worth up to £5,000 through a combination of a £2,000 sign on bonus and up to three additional retention payments for continued service.
Gist’s drivers are some of the best in the industry, having won a number of highly competitive data-driven Microlise awards, including winning the long distance driver of the year for two consecutive years, and the prestigious Driver of the Year 2020.
Gist is also addressing the nationwide driver shortage by training new drivers through its Driver Training Programme, offering industry-leading training at its bespoke training centre which opened in October 2019, and following COVID guidance will reopen in September. The centre features a static vehicle for training new drivers and a driver drop-in centre to support those re-training to become Class 1 HGV drivers.
Training is being undertaken by new employees through driver training apprenticeships as well as by existing Gist employees who are changing career from warehouse operative to HGV driver.
Agata Makowska, a recent graduate of Gist’s internal ‘Warehouse to Wheels’ apprenticeship scheme, has won Young Driver of the Year 2021.
Luke started at Gist as a warehouse operative and joined the company’s internal Warehouse to Wheels scheme to gain his Class 1 and Class 2 licenses.
“I wanted a new challenge and I wanted to see the other side of logistics,” he says. “Getting my licence wasn’t easy, but if you put your mind to it, you can do it. I love driving. I love the freedom of it, and I love the flexibility of it. It can feel like being your own boss but it’s also a really supportive environment.”
For more information and to apply, go to: https://www.gistworld.com