HGV Jobs in the North West

If you’re hunting for HGV jobs in the North West area, then our search pages will give you a comprehensive breakdown of what’s available close to you.

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Job TitleLicenceLocationSalaryExpires

Area LGV / Class 2 / Crane Driver

(Ref: 9830194)

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UK-NW-Skelmersdale,
Merseyside

Exceeds national minimum

12th Sep 14

Class 2 Driver (Days)

(Ref: 6645304)

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UK-NW-Newton in Makerfield,
Merseyside

9.00 - 14.00 per hour

12th Sep 14

HGV Class 2 Drivers

(Ref: 9804090)

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UK-NW-Saint Helens,
Merseyside

8.00 - 12.00 per hour

12th Sep 14

HGV/LGV CLASS 2 DRIVER WANTED

(Ref: 9065919)

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UK-NW-Saint Helens,
Merseyside

9.00 - 9.00 per hour

12th Sep 14

Class 2 Hiab Driver

(Ref: 9341400)

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UK-ANGL-Norwich,
Merseyside

8.00 - 12.00 per hour

12th Sep 14

Drivers Needed – 7.5T, Class 1 & Class 2

(Ref: 9805876)

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UK-ANGL-Brandon,
Merseyside

300.00 - 400.00 per week

12th Sep 14

Class 2 Curtain Sider Drivers (Days) Thetford

(Ref: 7695928)

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UK-ANGL-Thetford,
Merseyside

9.50 - 12.00 per hour

12th Sep 14

HGV Class 2 Days Trafford Park Multi-Drop

(Ref: 9637966)

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UK-NW-Manchester,
Cheshire

8.00 - 12.00 per hour

3rd Sep 14

Class 2 HGV Driver Required

(Ref: 7853842)

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UK-MID-Burton upon Trent,
Cheshire

7.50 - 10.00 per hour

3rd Sep 14

Class 2 Multidrop Drivers.

(Ref: 8004723)

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UK-NW-Crewe,
Cheshire

9.00 - 11.00 per hour

3rd Sep 14

Class 2 HGV Driver

(Ref: 7765304)

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UK-NW-Winsford,
Cheshire

8.50 - 12.50 per hour

3rd Sep 14

Class 1 & 2 HGV Drivers

(Ref: 7020646)

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UK-NW-NANTWICH,
Cheshire

More information is available upon request

3rd Sep 14

Class 2 Driver (Days)

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UK-NW-Newton in Makerfield,
Cheshire

9.00 - 14.00 per hour

3rd Sep 14

Waste Team Leader – Class 2 Driver

(Ref: 7178710)

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UK-NW-Carlisle,
Cumbria

11.50 - 11.50 per hour

3rd Sep 14

Class 1 and Class 2 Drivers Needed

(Ref: 96641338.00 )

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UK-NW-Trafford,
Greater Manchester

8.00 - 11.00 per hour GBP8 - GBP11 per hour

3rd Sep 14

HGV Class 2 Days Drivers Required

(Ref: 9638128)

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UK-NW-haywood,
Greater Manchester

9.50 - 12.00 per hour

3rd Sep 14

HGV C CLASS 2 AM DRIVERS REQUIRED PACKAG

(Ref: 9642577)

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UK-NW-Cheshire,
Greater Manchester

£8.50 - £9/hour

3rd Sep 14

HGV LGV Class 2 Driver – Irlam

(Ref: 9020865)

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UK-NW-Irlam,
Greater Manchester

9.00 - 16.00 per hour

3rd Sep 14

Class 2 Driver

(Ref: 9658371)

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UK-NW-Manchester,
Greater Manchester

More information is available upon request

3rd Sep 14

HGV Class 1 Night Drivers Required

(Ref: 9637853)

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UK-NW-Manchester,
Greater Manchester

12.00 - 18.00 per hour

3rd Sep 14

CLASS 1 DRIVERS

(Ref: 7768270)

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UK-NW-Manchester,
Greater Manchester

9.50 - 16.00 per hour

3rd Sep 14

Permanent HGV Class 1 Days Drivers Required

(Ref: 9639913)

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UK-NW-Manchester,
Greater Manchester

24,700.00 - 28,000.00 per year

3rd Sep 14

HGV Class 2 Days Drivers Required

(Ref: 9637436)

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UK-NW-Manchester,
Lancashire

9.50 - 12.00 per hour

3rd Sep 14

CLASS 2 DRIVERS KNOWSLEY

(Ref: 9640136)

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UK-NW-Liverpool,
Lancashire

More information is available upon request

3rd Sep 14

HGV CLASS 1 DRIVERS DAYS

(Ref: 9662362)

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UK-NW-Leyland,
Lancashire

8.50 - 16.00 per hour

3rd Sep 14

Class 1 driver HGV/LGV C+E Nights 1am – 3am start

(Ref: 9342475)

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UK-NW-Manchester,
Lancashire

10.00 - 20.00 per hour

3rd Sep 14

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HGV Jobs in the North West

With car manufacturing, the UK’s largest salt mine and a number of food processing plants in the area, the North West is the ideal hunting ground for HGV Drivers looking for their first HGV driving job. For those looking for something a bit more heavy-duty, the idea of transporting aircraft parts might tip the balance in favour of a C+E job in the North West!

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About the North West

The North west is made up of the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

The area has a varied economy but largely the HGV driving jobs in this area centre around the industrial activities in the area. At Ellesmere Port, for example, there is a Vauxhall factory where cars are manufactured, and Bentley also make cars at their plant in Chester. The area is the home of the UK’s largest salt mine, and Guinness is bottled here. There is a lot of activity in the manufacture of parts and components for engines and road tankers in the region, and there are a number of factories producing items such as toys, furniture, plastics and paper products.

In Greater Manchester and towards Liverpool there is much more of a lean towards food processing, and PG Tips teabags are manufactured here. There is an ice cream factory in the area, and Jaffa Cakes, Penguins and Chocolate Digestives are also produced here. Heinz have their largest food processing plant in Europe at Wigan, which produces 1.4 billion cans of food every year.

In Stockport, aircraft are built and manufactured by BAE Systems, and Royal Navy submarines and ships are made at Barrow-In-Furness. At Carlisle, Pirelli have their main UK tyre plant. Meanwhile, the coast of Cumbria is referred to as the ‘Energy Coast’ because it is home to a power station, gas terminals and an offshore wind farm which is home to some of the largest wind turbines on Earth.

 
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Types of HGV jobs available in the North West

The industrial focus of the North West makes it a great place to start for an HGV driver looking for a driving job. The two major car manufacturers in the area make C+E car transporter driving jobs abundant, and also provide additional work for Cat C drivers who would be required to bring materials into the plants from elsewhere in the UK, for example metal products or parts.

Salt mining in the area can give great opportunities for short or long distance HGV driving jobs for Category C drivers, who may be needed to drive tippers which can collect, move and distribute the salt, whether to businesses and factories elsewhere in the UK, or to the docks to be shipped overseas.

Food processing plants and bottling plants in the area provide steady work opportunities for Cat C and Cat C+E drivers alike; those with a Cat C licence can expect work on refrigerated vehicles or box wagons taking palletised loads of finished food products to major distribution hubs where they will be taken onward to supermarkets across the UK. C+E licence holders can expect to bring containers of ingredients or packaging materials to the plants from the docks, and take away shipments of bottled and packaged products ready to send overseas.

Manufacturing in the region gives opportunities for heavy haulage drivers in C+E vehicles to take on trunking roles moving engine components, aircraft parts, submarine and ship parts, plastics or paper products to the docks for distribution via sea freight. It also gives opportunities for travel throughout the UK, with some lighter products such as toys and furniture needing to be taken to retailers warehousing spaces for distribution.

The ‘Energy Coast’ also creates demand for HGV drivers to bring supplies and equipment to power plants and gas fields.

What sort of salary can I expect in the North West?

Salaries in the North West vary depending on the type of role you choose. Some of the best salaries in this area are for Category C+E drivers, and having an ADR licence to transport hazardous goods in this area really does pay off. We regularly see a number of roles for C+E drivers with large food and beverage companies such as Kuehne + Nagel and Heinz in this area.

For Cat C drivers, there is an abundance of ‘general haulage’ work in the area, and this gives drivers a high level of flexibility. Many of the vacancies we see state that work is available ‘to suit you’, so if you’re a single parent, or both you and your partner work and struggle to fit your daily work around childcare arrangements, the North West could be a great place to put down roots and base your career.

To give you a rough idea of what’s available, below are some examples of the types of HGV driving jobs available in the North West including the actual salary level they were advertised at when they were posted;

  • Cat C+E Driver – European refrigerated vehicles – £110 per day plus bonuses
  • C+E Driver Weekends – Heinz food plant driver – £16 per hour
  • Cat C Driver – Food processing plant deliveries – £13 per hour
  • Cat C Driver – Palletised loads collection/delivery – £12 per hour

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