Our Drivers are crucial to Gist. They play a key role in transporting products to and from our UK-wide distribution centres and customer stores. They champion road safety, live our culture and build successful careers within Transport.
Aspiring HGV drivers (either Class E holders or provisional licence holders) can jump the queue for training and sit their Class C+E driving test by applying directly to us, as we have launched our own fully-accredited HGV training and testing centre. These drivers will gain their HGV Class C+E licence and will soon be driving for Gist!
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.
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 support from our site and central operational and people teams at every step of your journey.