HGV Class 1 Driver

Location: Running from our HQ on Llay Industrial Estate North.

Contract: Permanent

Hours of Work: Full time, Monday to Friday

Salary: £11.50 per hour, plus an overnight allowance of £26.20 per night. Paid weekly

HGV Driver Class 1

Are you a professional HGV Driver who would thrive working in a non-pressurised environment, where you’ll be provided with ongoing training and experience in new equipment and processes? Due to ongoing business growth, Platts Animal Bedding is recruiting one additional Class 1 driver to join the hardworking Transport Team.

Who will I be working with?

Platts Animal Bedding is an award winning, market-leading UK manufacturer and supplier of quality animal bedding. Established for over 45 years and family owned, Platts supplies thousands of farmers throughout the UK and Ireland.

Working from our depot located in Llay, near Wrexham, you’ll be part of an employee-focused company that truly believes the whole team plays a key role in the business’ success and each team member is actively encouraged and supported to develop and progress their skills and reach their full potential.

Operating a fleet of up to date and well-maintained commercial vehicles including articulated moving floor trailers and rigid flat-deck lorries, Platts has gained a ‘Green-Green’ status with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA).

What will this role of Class 1 HGV Driver involve?

Reporting to the Transport Manager, you’ll join a team of 25 experienced and professional HGV Drivers, bringing in our raw materials, and transporting market-leading, high quality animal bedding across the UK and Ireland.

We’ve delivered all the way from the Orkney Isles, to Plymouth, Cork to Colchester, so you’ll get to see the very best scenery that these two islands have to offer. For an insight into what a typical day in the life of a Platts HGV Driver looks like, check out our new blog on our website!


What will I need to be considered for this Class 1 HGV Driver vacancy?

  • Full HGV C+E Class 1 licence, along with a Drivers CPC card
  • Good working knowledge of Tachograph and WTD rules
  • Excellent geographical knowledge of the UK
  • A flexible approach to work with a customer focused attitude
  • Willing to have nights out during the week


What will I receive in return?

As a Class 1 HGV Driver you’ll receive a pay rate of £11.50 per hour, plus an overnight allowance of £26.20 per night. You’ll be employed on a permanent contract, working full time Monday to Friday with occasional overnight stays required. You’ll also benefit from:

  • New and up to date well-maintained vehicles and equipment
  • A non-pressurised work environment
  • The chance to work for a family-based company, with a ’Green-Green’ reputation with VOSA
  • Training and experience in new equipment and processes


You will be part of a friendly, positive and professional team within a well-established and employee-focused company. As a family run business, all colleagues are able to fully enjoy the Christmas festivities, as the business is closed over the Christmas and New Year window.

More about us:

Platts Animal Bedding was delighted to be awarded The Business Growth Award and The Apprentice of the year Award for 2018 by West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Scale up Business of the Year Award for Wales, all made possible by the successful, hardworking and passionate team.


All applications for this HGV Driver Vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.


If you’d like to apply, please do so by attaching your CV and covering letter below for consideration. If you’d like more details about the role, or to talk to our Transport Manager Ashley Wood, please call 01978 854666 and dial 2 for Transport.