Trainee Operator

Nationwide Platforms
£17,056 + shift allowance + full training + 25 days holiday + up to 5%
09 Aug 2018
19 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are offering a very exciting opportunity for you to train with us as a HGV Class 2 Driver Operator based at our depot in Wednesbury, Birmingham! This is a brilliant chance to join the market leader in powered access beginning as a 3.5 tonne driver with a view to eventually becoming a fully fledged HGV Class 2 Driver Operator.

We will take you through extensive training such as sponsoring you to gain your HGV Class 2 licence, CPC, CSCS, IPAF qualification, First Aid Training as well as being taken through a structured Buddy Scheme. By the end of your training you will be a qualified IPAF Driver Operator operating our impressive fleet such as the 38 metre boom!

As a Driver Operator at Nationwide Platforms you will eventually be able to drive our vehicle mounted access equipment to our customer’s site and operate them safely. This could be as varied as setting up a camera crew at a sporting event, lighting equipment on a film set or providing access for window cleaning at height.

To apply you must have a driving licence, no fear of heights, be very flexible with working hours, have the ability to use your own initiative, have good judgement and excellent customer service skills.

Please note that an assessment centre will take place in Birmingham on Wednesday 29 August 2018.

See below for full responsibilities and the person specification - this is an excellent opportunity to begin a varied and new career with Nationwide Platforms!

Responsibilities include: -

  • Operating truck mounted mobile elevation platforms.

  • Drive vehicle in a safe and efficient manner, as appropriate to category of licence held.

  • Maintain cleanliness of vehicle and ancillary equipment.

  • Comply with all relevant legislation regarding safety, and working time etc.

  • Site and set up machine correctly in accordance with training and operators manual.

  • Act as an ambassador for the company, providing a high standard of customer care and being polite at all times.

  • Relay appropriate customer queries to depot staff as required.

  • Accurately complete all relevant paperwork.

The ideal candidate will have: -

  • A full driving licence (essential) with 6 points or less.

  • Flexible with working days and hours.

  • Ability to use own initiatives and make sound judgements.

  • Good problem solver.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills.

  • Occasional overnight stays away.

In return you will receive:

  • A salary of£17,056 with generous overtime allowances (where applicable).

  • Contributory pension match up to 5%.

  • 25 days holiday.

  • Health Cash Plan.

  • Childcare vouchers.

  • Cycle to work scheme.

Part of the Loxam Group, Nationwide Platforms is the UK’s largest powered access specialist with a fleet of 10,500 machines operating from a network of 26 depots. With a workforce of more than 900 employees and 25 years’ experience in working at height, it has unprecedented knowledge on the widest range of access platforms as well as expertise on specific product, site and working at height challenges.

Its dedicated research and development division, BlueSky Solutions, is also committed to indentifying and solving key issues and challenges faced by the industry as well as developing a range of solutions to improve productivity, increase safety and reduce cost for customers.

The company also ensure the industry is properly trained in the safe use of powered access and in 2016 it retained its position as the world’s largest IPAF provider for the sixth consecutive year after training more than 15,000 delegates. In addition, it trained a further 1,500 delegates on a range of PASMA, IOSH and other Health & Safety courses, making it one of the world’s largest providers of working at height training.

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