HGV Driver Jobs

As a leading provider of nationwide drainage and wastewater management solutions, our logistics division plays an indispensable role in helping us to meet the needs of our clients across the UK. As such, we’re always recruiting for HGV driver jobs to help us expand our national capabilities even further and meet the ever-growing demand for our reliable, industry-leading services.

The challenges involved in drain repair and wastewater disposal mean that we rely on a lot of heavy-duty tools to get the job done, including vehicle-mounted high-pressure jetting equipment and jet vacuums. Staff in HGV class 1 and class 2 driver jobs are responsible not only for delivering this equipment to the right place at the right time, but also for helping our teams of field engineers to carry out the work itself efficiently and safely, while meeting the high standards of customer service for which Lanes Group is renowned.

We’re on the lookout for new drivers to take the wheel of our HGVs, represent Lanes Group out on the roads, and get involved in the cleaning, desilting and maintenance work that forms our lifeblood.

We have HGV driver job vacancies throughout the UK and welcome applications from experienced candidates. These opportunities may also be suitable for professional drivers without a drainage industry background who are looking for a change of career; if this is the case, then there’s no better place to get started than with Lanes Group, the UK’s leading privately owned specialist drainage contractor.


If you believe Lanes Group may be the right place for you, then get in touch with us today to find out more about our HGV class 1 and class 2 driver job opportunities, or register for our job alerts to receive the latest jobs for this search straight to your inbox. It could be the start of an exciting new chapter in your professional career.

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HGV driver job responsibilities

Staff in HGV driver jobs are expected to work flexibly and responsively to meet the ever-evolving needs of our domestic and commercial clients, and could be asked to join pre-planned maintenance projects and reactive emergency callouts at any time of the day, or any day of the week.

Vehicles will be dispatched to sites in the local area, whereupon our driver/operators will work with engineers to ensure that problems are analysed and diagnosed accurately, before implementing a practical and efficient solution that keeps disruption to a minimum. This may involve the use of high-powered jetting technology to clear blockages, so it’s vital that our staff in HGV driver jobs are aware of all the necessary health and safety considerations, and are able to work responsibly as part of a team.

Since the work of an HGV driver/operator sometimes goes beyond simply driving the vehicle, it will be necessary for staff to commit diligently to the necessary training, and to hold themselves to a high customer service standard while out on the job.

Additionally, Lanes Group’s 24/7 operating model means that flexible working hours are a required part of our HGV driver jobs - early mornings and late finishes should sometimes be expected, depending on location, as drivers could be involved in an on-call rota to make sure that customers are never left waiting for support in their hour of need.

Salary and working conditions

Becoming a Lanes Group HGV class 1 or class 2 driver comes with a broad range of rewards and opportunities. We strive to offer competitive salary rates to all of our workers, with pay grades scaling according to your level of experience. There are also ample overtime opportunities available, meaning there’s always a way to earn more, both per hour and per annum.

The benefits don’t stop there: at Lanes, our HGV driver jobs provide a number of different shift models to suit varying needs, including a four-on-four-off working pattern, night work and weekend arrangements. Moreover, we provide access to an optional, company-wide health scheme, a workplace pension and childcare vouchers, with full-time employees also eligible for up to 20 days of paid holiday per year. Other perks include free car parking across 80% of our network of depots and offices.

We strive to create a friendly, welcoming working environment to help all of our HGV drivers feel they’re part of a trusted, supportive organisation that’s dedicated to their development and wellbeing. As such, we will always make sure our employees have the right tools and information to carry out their work effectively.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Taking on an HGV driving job with Lanes Group requires applicants to have a driving licence that qualifies you to operate an HGV. Whether a class 1 (category C & E) or class 2 (category C) driving licence is needed will depend on the specific placement, but as a general rule, this should be a full driving licence with no more than three penalty points. A completed Certificate of Professional Competence (driver CPC card) and up-to-date digital tachograph card are also expected, and you will need to organise your own transport to and from your place of work.

However, candidates should not be put off by a lack of prior drainage industry expertise when applying for HGV driver/operator roles. While background experience in the operation of tankers and high-pressure jetting and vacuum units would certainly be welcomed, they are not preconditions of the role, as Lanes Group is prepared to offer the necessary training to talented candidates - including newly-qualified drivers, and those with experience of similar jobs - to bring them up to speed with everything they need to know.

This means that our HGV driver jobs are ideal for professionals with transferable HGV operating skills who are seeking a fresh start in a new and exciting industry. As a forces-friendly employer, we also welcome veterans and reservists with relevant capabilities developed during their military careers. As long as you have a positive, learning-oriented attitude and a willingness and ability to get involved in the manual side of the role, we’re prepared to offer all the support you’ll need to do a great job.

Future prospects

Joining Lanes Group can be the first step towards a long, successful and dynamic career. We’re renowned as an employer that invests heavily in its workforce to make sure they have everything they need to thrive over their working lives.

We’re prepared to pay to help workers take part in a defined, long-term training pathway as part of our HGV driver jobs, giving even experienced drivers the chance to learn new disciplines and develop additional specialisms through further training. This allows them to work their way into exciting roles in our industry.

What’s more, our network of 25 regional depots and utility hubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales allows staff to move around the UK without having to leave the Lanes family, creating a sense of continuity, stability and progression that many find extremely valuable.

Lanes Group prides itself on being an equal opportunities employer, so we welcome HGV driver applications from underrepresented demographics. Regardless of your personal or professional background, talented applicants will always be given the same chance to succeed.

Browse our HGV driver jobs on this page to get your career journey started with Lanes Group, or register for our job alerts to receive the latest vacancies sent straight to your inbox. If you have any other questions about working with Lanes Group, get in touch with us today.

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