Our business is growing and we need enthusiastic new people to help us take it forward.
A career in Logistics is far beyond that of grimy trucks and cold warehouses, it can be a dynamic and vibrant career. An apprenticeship with Downton will provide you with all of the qualifications needed by a logistics professional, giving you extended opportunities and excellent progression routes.
The apprenticeship is open to applicants who are aged between 18-24, and hold a full category B car licence with zero penalty points.
So, if you enjoy working by yourself and would like a well-paid career that takes you all over the country, then a career on the road might just be for you.
GCSE English and Maths at grade A* to C or equaivalent, and a proven interest in vehicle maintenance.
You will learn both the practice and theory you need to service and repair light vehicles in a commercial setting. Areas covered include engine units, electrical units, chassis components and transmission units.
On completion of this apprenticeship scheme you’ll receive a Intermediate (Level 2) Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair.
Advanced (Level 3) Light Vehicle & Maintenance Repair
How to apply
Email a copy of your CV to Geoff Wright
Become a HGV apprentice and earn up to £30,000 a year once qualified
If you enjoy working by yourself, and would like a well-paid career that takes you all over the country, then a career on the road might just be for you. LGV Drivers, also known as HGV or lorry drivers, transport and deliver goods all over the UK and overseas from distribution centres and warehouses.
We’ll give you all the training you need to kick start your career, including the acquisition of your Class 1 licence and further certificates that will provide a professional competency to work in many different roles across the business.
HGV Drivers drive in a safe and fuel efficient manner, ensuring that the right products are delivered at the right time, location and temperature (if required), with the correct documentation and within the shortest lead times. They are responsible for maintaining the integrity of load and vehicle by applying correct procedures for restraint, road, health and safety, they may work within one or more subsectors, including: shipping, removals, import/export, freight, hazardous goods, and food.
HGV Drivers will deliver to a range of settings, such as warehouses, shops and private homes, and their customer base will range from large global organisations to sole traders and private customers. They may be required to work in shifts and will usually work alone. They operate in many different localities such as inner city, towns, and rural locations.
HGV Drivers communicate with a wide range of people and customers, and strive to meet expectations by providing a quality service that encourages repeat business, showing drive and energy even when challenges arise. Individuals in this role are highly competent in using industry-recognised systems (such as systems for reporting defects) and associated services eg customer specifics on packaging or labelling, and will be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
LGS Transport Training in association with Yeovil College
The apprenticeship will take a minimum of 12 months to complete and will be reviewed after 3 years.
GCSE English and Maths at grade A* to C or equaivalent, and hold a full category B car licence with zero penalty points.
Outset – Sign up and programme induction for the employer and trainee to ensure that both are aware of the commitment required and that the trainee will be working in a safe environment throughout the scheme
Stage 1 – Numeracy and Literacy Certificates (subject to GCSE results)
Stage 2 – Technical Certificate – a programme of training to ensure then trainee has the knowledge requirements to complete the NVQ and initial Driver CPC
Stage 3 – Theoretical testing. Before engaging on the practical elements trainees will complete a BTEC and modules 1 & 2 of the new LGV/PSV test requirements
Stage 4 – Practical training. An intensive driver training course in an LGV/PSV to ensure trainees have the practical skills required by the DSA
Stage 5 – Practical testing. Based from a DSA test centre trainees will complete modules 3 & 4 of the new LGV/PSV test requirements
Stage 6 – NVQ in Driving Goods Vehicles/Public Service Vehicles. Using the knowledge and practical skills developed over the apprenticeship the trainee will be observed and produce evidence to prove their competence against the NVQ standards
Supply Chain Specialist Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Driver Level 2 to include;
- Class 1 C+E HGV Licence
- Forklift certification
- Truck mounted forklift certificate
- Shunter Licence
- Driver CPC
Warehouse Operatives work in a variety of warehouse environments. Work activities include taking deliveries, checking for damaged/missing items, storing goods, moving stock by various methods, picking/packing orders, loading goods for dispatch, maintaining stock records and documentation, and cleaning.
They are required to safely use a range of equipment, machinery and vehicles, as relevant to their role and setting. This could include mechanical racking systems, materials handling equipment (MHE) or fork lift trucks. Warehouse Operatives communicate with a wide range of people and customers.
They have a passion to meet customers’ expectations by providing a quality service that encourages repeat business. Individuals in this role are highly competent in using industry-recognised systems and associated services (eg Traffic/Warehouse Management Systems) and will be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
A Warehouse Operative will often be required to be flexible and work shifts including 4-on-4-off, days, nights, evenings and weekends. Outlined below are the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours that all Warehouse Operatives are required to demonstrate at level 2, regardless of their occupational area. .
The apprenticeship will take a minimum of 12 months to complete prior to taking the end-point assessment, and will be reviewed after 3 years.
Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment
How to apply