Driver Class 2

  • Job Reference: 1125
  • Date Posted: 18 July 2024
  • Employer: European Metal Recycling
  • Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Salary: £14.18 Per Hour
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Driver Class 2

Bedford, UK Req #1125

Package Description: 

- Attractive pay rates + Increased overtime rates
- Plus great benefits such as:              

  • Bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, plus each year you will have the option to buy and sell leave
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee Support to include Life Assurance and critical illness pay
  • 24/7 Colleague Assistance Programme and Financial Wellbeing Support – access to affordable loans, savings accounts, advanced earned pay, and financial education via salary finance
  • Online savings- major retailers, utilities, entertainment plus many more!

About Our Opportunity:

Do you want the opportunity to spend quality time with your family whilst having a sustainable career as a Class 2 driver?

As a family-owned business, we know family is the most important thing in life. That’s why we offer sociable hours for our drivers and a healthy work-life balance. Even though we are a global business, we like to keep our drivers local.  So, that means no long nights or weekends away, but you will be required to work the occasional Saturday morning shift as this may be required by one of our customers and here at EMR we aim to deliver maximum value for our customers.

This job isn’t a walk in the park; we don’t think any job is! We understand that this role is challenging. However, you will be rewarded for your hard work and dedication.

You will have the latest kit and up to date serviced vehicle with a very striking uniform, (highly visible for your safety of course), plus you will be rewarded with many of our benefits. One of the biggest benefits is knowing that you are truly making the world a better place to live for the next generation whilst building your sustainable career.

What You Will Be Doing:

Our Drivers are key members of our business and strategy. Without them, our business would come to a standstill, as how would we move our materials!

As part of your working day, you will be transporting material between EMR sites and customer sites. You’ll be a representative of our business on internal and external sites, being the kind of person who always likes to promote our values and treat customers the way you would like to be treated.

You’ll be driving hooklift & skiploader vehicles. If you have no experience in these vehicle types, or a similar industry, don’t worry, we would still like to hear from you. We offer comprehensive in-house training in all aspects of the role and appreciate that even the most skilful operator had to learn their trade at some point.

All this whilst you build a sustainable career working for an ethical employer.

About You:

So if you have the ability to communicate effectively with customers and co-workers, and provide a high level of customer services and you hold a valid Category C (Class 2) license, Then this  will be the perfect role for you.

Who We Are: 

European Metal Recycling is a global leader in sustainable materials with physical operations in the UK, USA, Germany and the Netherlands. Our core business is the recycling of metal and plastics from a range of public, commercial and industrial waste streams. Our recycling activities generate around 10 million tonnes of sustainable materials every year, saving over 10 million tonnes of CO2.

Our mission is to have great people serving our customers with dependable recycling solutions. EMR is still privately owned, with family values at its core. It’s a place where we care about our people, our customers, our workplace and our communities. We offer diverse and exciting career opportunities where individuals can make a difference and are recognised and rewarded for their hard work.

Find out more about us at  

It goes without saying that you will need the correct licences or certificates for a variety of our roles.

However, at EMR we value the way we do things as much as the delivery. We call our expectations our Behaviours. They align with our Values of We Care and We Do, and they apply across all levels and roles in the business.

We Care

- Integrity – you are Respectful and Honest

- Trust – you are Collaborative and Genuine

We Do

- Accountable – you are Determined and Responsible

- Innovative – you have a Growth Mind-set and you are Progressive


The EMR Way - Our Behaviours will achieve success as One Team.

If you embody our Behaviours, we want to hear from you!