HGV Driver (Nights)

United Kingdom, Luton Gate Gourmet, Service Delivery
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Posted on April 9, 2021

Job Summary

We are currently looking to grow our team and are hiring for CAT C Drivers (Night shifts) 

Gate Gourmet is the world's largest independent provider of catering services for airlines and is the core business behind gategroup, whose eleven associated brands offer customers a comprehensive scope of products and services for virtually any on-board need. We provide more than 200 million meals a year to our 270-plus customers at some 120 airport locations around the globe.

As a driver, you are responsible for the safe delivery of our high-quality products safely from the unit to waiting aircraft at Luton airport. 

In this role, you will be expected to drive from the unit to the airport and back based on client flight schedule. At the airport, you will liaise with airline personnel when required, assisting with and ensuring the safe loading / unloading of products onto the aircraft. When not driving at the unit, you will be flexible and assist with any tasks assigned to you. This role does not involve long extended hours of driving.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Driving HGV 15 – 18 tonne company liveried vehicles in a secure & controlled environment
  • Carrying out vehicle checks prior to use
  • Loading and unloading catering uplifts to aircraft
  • Liaison with flight crew and working in collaboration with other ground handling suppliers
  • Maintaining the cleanliness and tidiness of the vehicle
  • Adhering to all Road Traffic Acts and additional Airport By- laws
  • Additional duties such as Bar and stores packing or search and sealing will be a daily requirement along with any associated paperwork.
  • Plus any additional warehouse duties


  • Valid clean HGV CAT C Driving Licence (up to 3 points will be considered)
  • Digital Tachograph knowledge and possession of a digital tachograph card
  • Driver CPC qualification essential
  • Previous HGV experience desirable, Airport Airside Driving would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of the Road Traffic Act

Other Benefits

  • Statutory annual leave entitlements
  • Free onsite parking
  • Pension scheme
  • Free meals
  • Career development opportunities