Hope Construction Materials is searching for 30 HGV drivers to operate its new fleet of Renault trucks.

Hope Construction Materials is searching for 30 HGV drivers to operate its new fleet of Renault trucks.

The independent concrete and aggregates producer, who celebrated its second anniversary in January 2015, is expanding its fleet of ready-mixed concrete mixer trucks and aggregate tipper wagons, to meet the growing demand in the construction sector.

The company, which currently has 450 core fleet drivers – both directly employed and independent contractors – is bolstering its transport work force with 30 new drivers to operate the new automatic transmission, Euro 6 compliant, eight-wheeled Renault trucks.

With more than 150 depots across the UK, Hope is welcoming applications from a variety of locations. It is especially keen to hear from people interested in working in Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, County Durham, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Norfolk, North Yorkshire, West Midlands, and the Central Belt of Scotland.

Successful candidates will be required to drive a HGV concrete mixer or tipper truck to deliver products to construction sites operated by Hope’s customers – from major infrastructure to housing. In line with the firm’s determination to offer top-notch service, drivers will need to be able to get on well with customers, as well as with their colleagues in production and distribution.

Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate the highest standards of competency and behaviour on the road, along with full regulatory compliance in areas such as safe driving techniques, operating hours and vehicle checks, and procedures designed to ensure that product quality remains high throughout to delivery process.

A competitive salary is offered along with a company pension and 25 days’ annual holiday. Successful candidates will receive training including driver CPC and further HGV courses.

Andrew Clark, HR manager at Hope Construction Materials, said: “This is a great opportunity for someone who is after a flexible job, working for a growing firm in one of the UK’s core industries, and driving some of the latest trucks on the market.

“Delivering concrete to construction sites required a particular range of additional competencies and it is essential that applicants have a positive approach towards safety, health and wellbeing.

“Customer service is paramount and as such applicants should have a positive attitude, be good communicators and willing to operate out of other sites. It would be ideal if they are able to stay away from home, as required.”

Additional information on the job and how to apply can be found on Hope’s careers website.