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LGV Drivers

With set shifts and no evening work, working as an LGV driver at Serco gives you a great work/life balance - along with the satisfaction of supporting your local community.

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Here at Serco we provide waste, street cleansing, and recycling collection services to 20 separate local authority customers, collecting rubbish from 2.5 million people, which includes over 285 million tonnes of recyclable waste every year. Our teams ensure that the streets, homes, and businesses of local communities are kept clean, safe and tidy.

And at the heart of our service are our LGV Drivers. 

We know that working in environmental services is not the most glamorous of jobs - but if you’re ready to set aside the long distances, the paperwork, motorway traffic, and unsocial hours of other driving jobs, then you could find yourself a home amongst our friendly and fun crews. 


What we can offer you

We all know that LGV drivers are in short supply at the moment and that you’ll have a choice of where you can work. We also know that we can offer you something genuinely different, a chance to apply your valuable skills in your local community, with an end to the long distances and uncertainty of solo driving. This includes: 

Work / life balance

With set working hours, no evening shifts and limited weekend working, you’ll always know when you’re going to finish. And as the work is in your local area, you’ll never be far from home.

A place you can make a difference

Our environmental services refuse and cleansing teams are the unsung heroes of communities across England - moving up to 285 million tonnes of recyclable waste every year. As one of our LGV drivers you’ll be at the forefront of this important work, ensuing that streets, homes and businesses are kept clean, safe and tidy, whilst providing the very best levels of customer service to all members of the local communities that we serve. 

A place for you

At Serco there is not such thing as ‘just a driving job’. Our drivers have access to all the training and development that all our employees enjoy, and its not uncommon for them to be promoted into our business. So whether you want to move up a class on your licence or take on team/contract management responsibility, we’ll support you every mile (or kilometre).

A place you can count on

One of the key benefits of a driving job at Serco is the work/life balance the roles offer. You’ll also be part of a diverse and supportive team, who you’ll be working alongside at all times. 

Other benefits

As an employee of Serco you’ll also receive a host of other benefits, including:
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Group Life Assurance, with a lump sum payment of at least one times your annual salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Bupa Anytime Healthline - All UK employees can speak directly to qualified nurses 24/7 for health advice for you and your family. 
  • Simply Health Cash plan – providing an employee funded Health Cash Plan benefit

As one of our drivers you’ll be working for one of our 20 contracts across England.

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The role

First and foremost, you will be the public face of Serco’s Environmental Services team in the community. Our trucks are big and the first thing our customers see, and so before setting out on your rounds, you will ensure that your vehicle safety checks are completed and that your truck is clean and work ready. 

Once those checks are completed, you and your team of refuse loaders will set off on your pre-planned route, collecting waste and recycling from residential homes and commercial properties, which will include pitching in with the refuse loaders when needed. 

To be considered for a position within our team, all we ask is that you hold a valid HGV Class 2/LGV Category C driving licence, a digital tachograph card, plenty of enthusiasm and a big smile. 

Previous experience of working with refuse collection is not essential as we will provide any additional training you may need.

The process

Once you’ve completed your application via our jobs page, you will be contacted by your dedicated recruitment contact who will answer any questions you may have about the role before being invited for an interview and driving assessment. Our residents are fond of their garden gates and as such, we like to make sure our drivers won’t be the ones to damage them.

If you have any questions or want to have an informal conversation with one of the team first then drop us a line via [email protected] and we’ll be happy to chat to you. 

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