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Drivers Mate - Ilkeston

Job Title: Drivers Mate

Salary: £12,350 Per Annum

Contract Type: Temporary, Part -time

Contracted hours: 25 hours per week (2 days out of 7)

Working Days: To be agreed (Mon or Tue & Thu or Fri)

Shift Pattern: Days (4am until 3pm)

Location: Ilkeston

Benefits: View our Employee Benefits leaflet.

About Creed:
Creed is a family business, established in 1972, which is ambitious with it's growth within the industry. We deliver a great range of multi-temperature food products, including our butchery and fresh ranges to caterers across the country from our offices in Cheltenham, Ilkeston & High Wycombe. It's a great place to be and we are proud of our role in supporting our local community. We are dedicated to creating a great place to work, with great people and in 2020 were listed by Sunday Times as one of the top 100 companies to work for, having achieved a “two star” status with best companies. Our people are committed to our values, choose their attitude and focus on the needs of the customer. They work hard and are committed to providing a great service but want to have some fun and development along the way. Our employees often get involved in charity events, attend the company conversations, put forward their ideas for improvement and contribute in the team briefings. Our core business values are being: Commercial, Proud, Friendly and Nurturing.


Role Details:

As a Drivers Mate at Creed you will support a driver on a heavy route with vehicle checks, unloading and delivery while providing excellent customer service while ensuring compliance with safety legislation and company procedures.

Some responsibilities of the role include: 

  • Examine the vehicle before setting off, to check the load is safe.
  • Organise the load in the vehicle, taking account of the delivery order and making sure that items are easily accessible.
  • Support the transport and customer service team by providing updates on the route when required.
  • Check all of the items are accounted for against delivery sheets.
  • Support route planning and advise the driver of any diversions.
  • Unload goods at the delivery point.
  • Obtain delivery signatures from customers and support the accurate completion of all documentation (VC40, Temperature Records, Debrief).
  • To report any accidents or near misses.
  • To support the Driver in carrying out all daily checks and vehicle cleaning.
  • To promote the company and do everything possible to enhance the company’s image through appearance and behaviour.
  • To ensure vehicle and freezer are fuelled.

The Ideal Candidate:

To be eligible for this position you must be aged between 16 and 24, currently claiming Universal Credit and referred to us by your employability support officer. 

It is essential that you have the following: 

  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Desire to learn new skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Friendly positive attitude.
  • Physically fit, able to lift heavy items and manage roll cages on rough terrain.
  • Experience in a physically challenging role would be advantageous.

Ideally you will want to progress in a career as a Driver and open to opportunities to gain a Certificate of Professional Competance and your Class 2 Licence, this role will provide you with the perfect basis for progressing in this career.

Apply now if you want to develop the skills and gain the experience that you need to persue a driving career.

To apply for this position, you need to meet the eligibility criteria for Kickstart placements and be referred to us by the Department for Work and Pensions.


We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age, as outlined in our equal opportunities policy.