Drive with Gist today

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. 

Aspiring HGV drivers (either Class E holders or provisional licence holders) can also jump the queue for training and sitting their Class C+E driving test by applying directly to us, as we have launched our own fully accredited HGV training and testing centre in Spalding, Lincolnshire. These drivers will gain their HGV Class C+E licence and will be driving for Gist in time for the busy peak Christmas trading period.


Gist’s Driving Academy is now taking applications! Anyone with a full UK driving licence can apply – no prior HGV driving experience is required.

Gist will cover your costs for training, travel, accommodation and Category C+E licence* – this will save you up to £5,000 compared to self-funding. Successful participants could receive their Category C+E certification in seven to 14 days.



Drive with Gist!

Driver Apprenticeships

We recognise that the key to our success is our people. 

For us to deliver the best service to our customers, maintain a strong reputation and continue to grow we need to recruit and develop the right people. 

That is why we are giving you the chance to start your driving career with us as part of our new Driver Apprenticeship Scheme where you will gain experience in all aspects of professional driving as well as gaining your HGV license. 

Throughout the programme, you will receive 360 support from our site and central operational and people teams at every step of your journey.

For more information, contact

Driver Apprenticeships

Supply Chain Design

Ex-Military Drivers 

At Gist, we have many connections to the Armed Forces Community, from reservists and ex-forces to friends and family of those who are actively serving today. 

We will support your transition from the forces to employment and continue to provide you with a meaningful, rewarding career. 

Other Driving Opportunities 

Whatever stage you are at in your driving career, there is a place for you at Gist. 

We have created an environment where talent can flourish and everyone develops and grows with the organisation: 

• We accept applications from drivers at all levels providing you pass our Gist driving assessment, including newly-qualified drivers

• Become a Driver Trainer and play an important role in training others to industry standards whilst driving the safety agenda on site. 

• Become a Driving Examiner and you will play a critical role in the success of our Internal Driver Training Programme to bring new talent in to the business and coach existing colleagues in their driving development.

Interested in any of these roles? Please contact

Other Driving Opportunities