Class 2 Driver Operative

  • Job Reference: 110736
  • Date Posted: 15 January 2020
  • Employer: Veolia
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Job Title - Class 2 Driver Operative

Salary - £12.60 * plus Veolia benefits *listed below

Location -  AWE Aldermaston, Reading Road, Nr Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4PR

Hours - Full time, 9 day fortnight rotating Monday to Friday week 1 and Monday to Thursday Week 2, 7:30 AM until 4:15 PM. Working on-call is also required for this position.

What you’ll do

  • Drive a range of vehicle types including RCV, RoRo and Vacuum Tankers

  • Undertake the necessary daily checks as per the Drivers/Operator handbook

  • To ensure that each day all completed work is detailed on your daily worksheet and that they are handed in daily along with the daily vehicle check sheets, fuel receipts, weighbridge tickets & transfer notes.

  • To comply with all security requirements, traffic laws and legislation with relation to your duties including the security and weight of loads

  • To ensure that collection locations are left in a clean condition and any spillages are cleaned up before leaving the area.

  • To assist in additional ancillary waste collections.

The experience you will need


  • Cat C (Class 2) licence as a minimum and experience is essential 

  • Driver CPC is essential 

  • Excellent understanding of health and safety

  • Required to undergo Security Vetting for site access 

  • Flexibility with regard to covering absence as required


  • Previous experience in the waste sector

  • Experience operating vacuum tankers is an advantage 

  • ADR licence would be advantageous though not necessary 

Benefits you will receive within this role are

  • The option to join the People’s Pension Scheme

  • Access to Veolia Rewards, benefits, and discounts

  • Free eye testing and money towards glasses if required for work purposes 

  • 25 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays 

  • 9 Day Working Fortnight - alternative Fridays off

Where you’ll work

Based at AWE Aldermaston you will be part of the team that delivers waste management services to our customer. You will be responsible for driving and operating a range of vehicles and to complete all other operations/duties as required.  

Who is Veolia?

We are the UK leader in Environmental Solutions. We offer services and expertise in waste, water and energy management helping to build a more sustainable future. As a global organisation, our work focuses on delivering simple but innovative solutions to preserving natural resources, reducing pollution and protecting our environment.

We live in a world that needs to take care of its resources, and our mission is to 'Resource the World'. Improving communities and protecting the environment are right at the heart of our business.

It takes more than just words and ambition to achieve this, it takes the daily efforts of thousands of people across the UK to bring it to life. Together our employees make our communities better. They are the resourcers, behind the resources.


Veolia is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants meeting the minimum criteria for the role will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender or gender expression, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or veteran status.