Job Opportunities for Young Farmers with Henderson Group

11 September 2018

Job Opportunities for Young Farmers with Henderson Group

 HGV/LGV Driving Opportunities

Henderson Group is one of Northern Ireland’s largest and most successful indigenous companies with an annual turnover of over £760 million and a portfolio of highly recognisable brands, incorporating four group entities Henderson Wholesale, Henderson Retail (company-owned store division), Henderson Property, and Henderson Foodservice. The Group currently employs over 3600 and continues to grow.

    HGV & LGV Drivers required

   (Full-time & Part-time)

Henderson Group’s hugely successful Logistics (Warehouse & Transport) function is like a well-oiled machine at the heart of all operations. Our Logistics’ function which is made up of two teams from Henderson Wholesale and Henderson Foodservice plan, pick, pack and deliver goods to our loyal customers and market leading retail stores from our distribution centres in Mallusk.


Working in partnership with the Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster we are now offering members the opportunity to join our organisation as an HGV Driver on either a full-time or part-time basis. These opportunities have come from increasing customer demand and ongoing business success.


Our drivers play a critical role in our business by ensuring our customers and our stores receive the right products at the right time each and every day. They develop strong and trusted relationships with our customers and provide them with the confidence that they will always have what they need to make their business operate as efficiently and as successfully as possible.


Our driving teams

The Henderson Wholesale driving team

From our state of the art distribution centre in Mallusk, our Henderson Wholesale Transport team service over 400 retail convenience stores throughout the province driving our Artic Class 1 vehicles. You’ll be delivering our customers’ orders (including ambient, fresh, and frozen goods) in multiple drops accurately and on time whilst also providing excellent customer service. Generally, our drivers cover the same area so your route will be regular and you’ll build strong and trusted relationships with our retailers.

The Henderson Foodservice driving team

Henderson Foodservice Ltd is the leading Foodservice distributor in Northern Ireland supplying ambient, chilled, frozen and non-food goods to a wide range of bakery, prestigious hotels, catering and retail outlets across the Province within our Rigid Class 2 vehicles. Our Foodservice driving team service our loyal customer base by ensuring a superior quality delivery service with everything our customers need to ensure their food business runs as smoothly as possible.

                Why join the Henderson driving team?

There is plenty of great reasons why you should join the driving team at Henderson Group.

Being one of Northern Ireland’s leading employers we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including: 30 days' holidays increasing to 36 days with service (this is based on a full-time employee); Healthcare cash plan; life assurance; company pension; employee assistance programme; social club; and employee discount on groceries and fuel in our company owned SPAR/EUROSPAR stores across Northern Ireland. Our driving teams have a wide variety of shift patterns also so there is always work on offer to suit nearly anyone’s work life schedule.

What do I need to apply?

What if I do not have a HGV licence?

If you do not have a Class 1 HGV or Class 2 LGV licence but would be keen to learn, our business has its own in-house training academy that can teach you how to drive an HGV vehicle of any size.

We offer a fully inclusive package to drive a Class 1 HGV C+E vehicle which includes all tests, lessons, and medicals with a guaranteed interview to join our team following the succession of your test.

In addition, if you are successful in joining our team you will receive 50% of your training costs back. (This is paid in two instalments throughout your first year of employment).

Other levels of driving training are available including Class 2 LGV.

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Applicants should note that based on the response, the Company may increase the shortlisting criteria.

There are full-time permanent positions (38 hours per week) and part-time permanent positions on offer, flexibility is required with regards to hours of work.


      Application Process


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