You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 43,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 540 stores, plus the Next Directory and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!
This is a Temporary Contract
Next Distribution Ltd is now recruiting for a number of Van Drivers to support our Hemel Hempstead site to deliver our products at the right time, every time with the highest standard of customer service.
With over two million active online customers to keep happy, we have a large scale distribution operation supporting this. To give you an idea, we employ over 7,000 staff across eight distribution centres our largest distribution centre is the equivalent size of six football pitches! In short, it’s a big operation.
To join our team, you’ll need to have a lot of drive! While experience is a plus, our recruitment process is all about finding the right people, who share our values as we’re all about career progression here at Next. That is why it is important to get the right people from the start because we’ll give you the skills you need to develop a rewarding, long-term career in distribution.
About the role:
•Be responsible for the safe, efficient and economic driving for both delivery and collection activities, ensuring these are on time and in excellent condition
•Communicate direct with our customers, our Retail stores and our Traffic Office to keep them informed of expected delivery times
•Complete all documentation relevant to your role
•Ensure that your vehicle is safe and legally compliant
•Have a full driving licence with no more than 6 penalty points and pass a Disclosure Barring check
•Be organised and thorough with a good eye for detail
•Be able to provide excellent customer service
•Be positive, flexible and have excellent communication skills
•Have previous experience in a driving role
If your initial application is successfully, we will call you to discuss the role in more detail with the view to inviting you to an interview and driver assessment (on the road drive.) This assessment typically takes 2 hours.
- Bonus Scheme
- Pension Scheme
- ShareSave Scheme
- Life Assurance
- Childcare Vouchers
- Staff Discount