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We operate DAF CF85 tractor units on our tanker fleet and MAN TGS units on dry bulk work. Within our skilled and dedicated workforce we have many long serving driving staff but occasionally job vacancies for LGV C+E haulage drivers arise due to retirement or operational need.

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We’ve got the work, now we need your help: Class 1 Drivers required in South Norfolk

We are looking to recruit a permanent HGV Class 1 (LGV C+E) Driver to work in our milk collection operation based out of Bunwell.

Your start times are currently from 6.00am-7.30am with a day normally taking around 12 hours to complete, although earlier starts may be required subject to operational requirements. A typical day will take you to 3-5 dairy farms in the East of England where you will collect the milk into a 38-44T artic tanker. You will then deliver your load to one of the dairies in the area, wash out the tank, and return home.

Our work here is varied and we like to be flexible so you may have the opportunity to work on our agricultural haulage operation too.

We work 365 days a year so you’ll need to be up for regular weekend and bank holiday working. We recognise your contribution on these occasions and at the end of a long day, so you’ll get good rates of overtime pay. The basic pay is pretty good for the hours and type of work we do too. Earnings potential are in the region of £30,000-35,000pa, depending on the hours and number of weekends you work.

Milk collection is exempt from EU drivers’ hours regulations, so you should know a bit about GB Domestic regulations before applying. Full on the job training for all aspects of our work is provided with assessment based and Driver CPC training delivered on site by experienced external training providers.

Most of our work takes us onto farms so an interest in farms and farming would help you get the most out of the job. We ask that you’re reliable, punctual and able to show your best to our farmers and customers. We’re in the food and farming business, so personal hygiene and presentation are important, but we trust that you’ll be as professional in this regard as you are in your driving and record keeping. We’re a family business and we hope that our friendly, experienced and dedicated staff will help make your time here an enjoyable one.

Please give us a call on 01953 789 333 if you want to find out any more about us or the job, or visit the jobs page on our website. There’s also a job description available with full details. If you’re ready to give us a shot, please request an application form or apply via our website.

 

Now recruiting: Straw Chaser Driver required in South Norfolk

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to join us for harvest on a 2000 acre arable farm based in South Norfolk. We grow wheat, barley, rapeseed, and sugar beet. We also buy and sell straw and offer our services to other growers for contract.

The Straw Chaser Driver is responsible for operating a Fastrac 2170 & Heath Super Chaser combination during the harvest period. Other responsibilities may include hedge cutting, cultivations and other regular tasks, including machinery and other estate maintenance, as required.

Our operation requires that the jobholder be flexible, self-motivated and prepared to put in regular overtime during our busiest period. Our customers expect the Chaser Driver to have good record keeping and people skills. Good hands on workshop/maintenance skills are essential, as is the ability to work alone or in a team. Experience of operating heavy machinery is essential, ideally in an agricultural environment. The jobholder must hold a valid driving licence. Experience of straw baling work, operating a tractor mounted hedge cutter and cultivation equipment is desirable but full training will be given.

We offer competitive rates of pay based on experience. Good overtime and development opportunities are available for the right candidate. We run a mix of machinery ages and marques, with most crop work carried out using MF6499/MF7626s. Convenient accommodation and transport are available if required.

Applicants should apply online below, or post to The Recruiting Manager, F.H. Easton Ltd, Bunwell, Norwich, NR16 1SN.  Please remember to include scans/photocopies (or clear photographs from a smart phone) of your driving licence.

 

Apply for a job at Eastons

1a. Complete and send your application to us online

Before you begin, ensure you have the following to hand:

  • Your National Insurance (NI) number, if you have one.
  • Details of any convictions or licence endorsements, if applicable.
  • Approximate dates and full details of your recent job history.
  • Approximate dates and details of your qualifications.
  • Approximate dates and details of your Continuous Professional Development, skills and training.
  • Details of two referees, one being from your most recent employer.
  • Scans or photographs of your driving licence, DQC (if applicable), and job-relevant training certificates.

The application is 4 pages long and takes an average of 20-30 minutes to complete.

Apply

 

1b. Or print out an application form and return it to us by post

If you are having problems downloading an application form, please call 01953 789 333.

Easton Application Form (.pdf)

Easton Application Form (.doc)

Please check you have the correct postage and post your completed application form to the recruiting office before the closing date:

G.Easton & Son Ltd
South St
Alford
Lincolnshire
LN13 9AQ

G.Easton & Son Ltd
Turnpike
Bunwell
Norwich
NR16 1SN

We regret that we are unable to automatically acknowledge receipt of applications sent by post.