G4S Professional Driver Academy - Apprenticeship Driver Harlow Average earnings currently £33,720 pa*

G4S Professional Driver Academy - Apprenticeship Driver

Location: Harlow |
Salary: Average earnings currently £33,720 pa* |
Posted: 3 May 2022 |
Closes: 31 May 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: G4S/CD/7436

Competitive salary, C1 licence fully funded, training development, up to 25 days holiday, paid overtime, paid overtime, Life assurance scheme, flexible working policies and opportunities

Job Introduction:

G4S (now part of Allied Universal) is the largest secure solutions company in the world and one of Britain's top Employers. Our Cash Management Solutions business has expertise in secure logistics and payment services including cash and valuables transportation, cash processing, ATM and cash centre outsourcing, secure storage and retrieval and merchant services.


As an employee of G4S Cash Solutions, each role will have specific responsibilities for the identification, management and control of risk in order to safeguard the business, staff, customers, assets and reputation. Every G4S employee has a role to play in understanding and supporting the business in embedding effective risk management controls and assurance and be integral to the effectiveness and success of G4S.


Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company, provides proactive security services and cutting-edge smart technology to deliver tailored, integrated security solutions that allow clients to focus on their core business. Our acquisition of G4S in 2021 expands our footprint and infrastructure on a global and local level. Through our vast network of more than 800,000 employees, we leverage global best practices in communities all over the world. Operating in around more than 80 countries with revenues of $18 billion, we are supported by efficient processes and systems that can only come with scale to help deliver our promise locally: keeping people safe so our communities can thrive. We believe there is no greater purpose than serving and safeguarding customers, communities, and people in today's world. Allied Universal is There for you. For more information, please visitwww.aus.com.


Role Responsibility:

Join G4S as a Trainee Driver on our new Professional Driver Academy in Harlow and you will become part of a well-trained, tight knit team providing an essential, cash transportation service to the local community. All you need to have is a valid clean UK driving licence and good customer service skills to prepare you for a great, long-term driving career with an industry leading company. And you will also earn a great salary and excellent benefits.


Successful candidates will train to pass their C1 driving licence test and become a professional driver for G4S Cash Solutions. You will receive local professional training from our partner SP Training through the Urban Driver Apprenticeship model. You will receive a blended learning experience which will include on the job training, eLearning and Tutor led remote sessions.


What's in it for you?

  • A competitive salary of Up to £33,720 pa*
  • C1 licence fully funded by us
  • Training and development opportunities
  • up to 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (with the option to sell one weeks holiday)
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Paid overtime
  • Enhanced rates for working bank holidays
  • Access to a number of fantastic corporate perks and discounts
  • 39 hours permanent contract with opportunities for overtime for extra income*
  • Day shifts typically starting from 6:30am (trip dependant)
  • Flexible working policies and opportunities


G4S is the largest secure solutions company in the world and one of Britain’s top Employers. Our Cash Solutions business has expertise in cash and valuables transportation, cash processing, ATM and cash centre secure storage.


As a G4S Trainee Driver in our cash transportation team, you will be at the very heart of our operation. Your primary responsibility will be to deliver and collect cash to and from customer premises and you will need to be confident working to stringent procedures designed to ensure that our service remains superior, and that our customer requirements are met with optimum efficiency.


The Ideal Candidate:

The Role

Once trained, you will join a team of specialist Drivers and be responsible for making scheduled deliveries and collections, within specified time windows, ensuring all work is completed in a timely manner and in accordance with your trip sheet. It’s important that you maintain good, safe and courteous driving behaviour and present a professional appearance by always wearing the company uniform and the relevant safety equipment provided. Our Drivers must always be polite and courteous to customers and members of the public at all times and wear the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided.


So what makes a successful Driver and is this opportunity right for you?

These are new and exciting trainee vacancies which will lead into qualififed Driver positions upon successful completion of the Academy training. Perhaps you are looking for the chance to retrain and have always wanted to work as a Driver? Are you a Van Driver keen to work with larger vehicles? These opportuntities will suit people from all walks of life who are willing to learn and invest time in retraining. You will also need ;

  • to hold a current, clean UK standard driving licence 
  • to pass a medical assessment prior to appointment (which may include a medical assessment with an occupational health practitioner)
  • to be over 18 years of age
  • to be confident following specific procedures and instructions and be able to work to tight deadlines.
  • to be interested in committing to a formal training program which includes online learning/assessments as well as virtual online classroom sessions in addition to workplace training. It would be useful if you have a laptop or tablet to complete this but if you don’t, one will be provided.
  • to have achieved a GCSE grade 3/D (or equivalent e.g.; level 1 Functional Skills) in Maths and English by the end of training. If you don’t already hold a D in these subjects, we can provide Functional Skills support to help you achieve an equivalent qualification (Level 1 Functional Skills).


We also have some specific security criteria that you will need to meet:

  • You must be able to pass a criminal record check as well as a personal credit and ID check.
  • You’ll need to provide 10-year employment/unemployment/educational history that we can check and verify.
  • You will need to be prepared to undergo airport style searches when entering and leaving our premises and be comfortable working within a secure and confined environment.

We’ll provide all the training and support to help you to progress as a key member of our world-class team. And in addition to a culture that believes in promoting from within, we offer up to five weeks’ paid holiday, paid overtime, pension scheme, life assurance, employee assistance, health checks, free uniform, as well as We Care - 24/7 access to online GP, mental health support and virtual wellbeing.


*The hourly rate of pay is £12.91 in the first 6 months, rising to £13.21 and rising to £13.51 after 12 months. Currently overtime opportunities are available to enhance earning potential but overtime is not guaranteed. The above quoted salary is based on a 48 hour working week at the 12 month rate of pay. If you work less hours than this, then your earnings would inevitably be less, and your actual earnings will be dependent on your hourly rate, the number of hours that you work, and your offer letter and terms and conditions of employment.


We would love to hear from you if you are interested in becoming a Driver at G4S and would like to gain your C1 licence while receiving on the job training!


Please click the “Apply Now” button to submit your formal application.


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