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HGV DRIVER – CLASS 1 (40 hours per week)


Northwards provides a high-quality freight and haulage service from/to our depots in Shetland, Orkney, Aberdeen, Inverness, Scrabster and Glasgow, and, through partner collaborations, throughout the UK and Europe.

We share a genuine commitment to putting customers first by providing on-time and reliable delivery of goods and equipment. Every member of our team has an important role to play in maintaining our standards and driving the business forward.

We are currently recruiting for a Class 1 HGV Driver to join the team, based at our busy Aberdeen depot.

About the role:

Our Class 1 HGV Drivers play a key role in the local community’s supply chain. We support a broad customer base including the marine and agricultural industry. We transport various cargo such as plant and equipment, temperature-controlled goods and hazardous waste.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, our Class 1 HGV Drivers are predominantly responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of customer freight and trailers throughout Scotland. In addition, there are various other tasks that our Class 1 HGV Drivers carry out, including:

  • Conducting daily vehicle and trailer checks, ensuring that any defects found are reported accordingly.
  • Loading and securing freight onto vehicles
  • Liaising with colleagues at the Transport Office to coordinate the movement of freight and trailers to locations within Scotland.

Our Class 1 HGV Drivers may be required to operate a variety of vehicles, including: Artic, Class 2, and low-loading vehicles. Training is provided to operate these vehicles, as required.

Where applicable, opportunities for overtime may be available.


At Northwards, we offer an attractive benefits package which includes:

  • Competitive salary, leave provisions and pension scheme.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Development training
  • Group life assurance.

Key requirements:

  • Category C+E Driving Licence
  • Up to date DRIVERS CPC

How to apply:

Please apply by emailing your CV and covering letter to by 23.59 on 26th July 2024.

For an informal discussion about the role, please phone Marta Drynda Office Manager on 01224 213 215.