HGV Class 1 Driver - Southampton

Our mission at Pickerings is to provide the most modern temporary turnkey workspace solutions to give people an inspiring, comfortable and safe working environment. Our products range from site welfare units to offices, classrooms and healthcare facilities.

From our network of depots, we are able to supply high quality temporary buildings to meet customer specifications and the most urgent of deadlines. Our knowledge of temporary buildings and our approach to customer service are built on 50 years’ experience.

You can find out more about our history, what we do and our vision and values on our about us page. 

Job Type: Full time

Reporting to: Assistant Depot Manager

We are currently recruiting for a HGV Class 1 HIAB Driver for the Pickerings Southampton depot. 

45 hours basic a week + Overtime paid at time and a half - Monday to Friday - £18.15 ph / £27.23 overtime

Start times may vary but are generally between the hours of 05:30am and 07:30am  Monday – Friday.

Nights out and weekend work may also be offered but plenty of notice can be given.

The Role

  • Adhering to safe working practices to ensure the safety of yourself and others at all times
  • You will be responsible for the accurate delivery, off-loading and collection of a range of modular buildings, portable cabins and related products up to size of 32ft x 10ft (9m x 3m) with the use of a lorry mounted crane (Hiab)
  • A flexible approach to working start times as dictated by the needs of the business
  • Daily vehicle safety checks to be completed alongside pre-use crane checks and lifting equipment and any defects are reported
  • Complying with all relevant legislation in line with Drivers Hours and Working Time Directive requirements
  • Providing a professional service when making deliveries and collections on site
  • Load Security, ensuring all equipment is transported safely and correctly, in line with safe working practices
  • Attend CPC training as directed by Pickerings Hire Ltd
  • Willingness to utilise drawbar trailers wherever possible (class 1) 
  • Undertake any additional tasks as may reasonably be required from time to time
  • Up to date delivery fleet of which you will be allocated a Volvo truck complete with FASSI 660 lorry loader

About you

  • To Hold a Class 1 / C+E licence with Wagon and Drag experience being the preference (Class C Licence holders will be considered in some circumstances)
  • Must hold a valid Digital Tachograph Card
  • Must hold a valid Driver CPC
  • ALLMI Lorry Loader accreditation D1+E Hook (or equivalent) advantageous
  • Candidates must be professional and approachable at all times. This is a customer facing role
  • Experience in a similar role would be advantageous, however not essential
  • Evidence provided and licence check to be completed at interview stage

Benefits include:

  • Fully funded training given for driver CPC, Lorry loader and slinger signaller courses
  • Competitive Salary 
  • Holiday buy back scheme
  • 25 days holiday per year plus statutory bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Spectrum Life – Healthy Mind and Body (bespoke fitness and food plan)
  • Benefits Hub – discounts on retailers, days out, restaurants, holidays and more

If you wish to apply, please click here.


It is a requirement of Pickerings that all colleagues work in a flexible manner compatible with their job and in line with the objectives of the company. Please note that the job description for this position may be reviewed and amended to incorporate the future needs of the business.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES: Any unsolicited CV’s will be sent at the recruitment agency’s own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’ and we have no liability to you for any fee or otherwise. We reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your terms and conditions for this vacancy. By submitting an unsolicited CV to us, or to any member of our staff, you accept these terms as the default position. If we require your assistance with any vacancy we will contact you.