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Trainee HGV Class 1 Agricultural Haulage Driver in South Norfolk

We are interested to hear from people who may be interested in a career in agricultural HGV driving. If you have an interest in farms and farming, don’t mind early starts and long days, don’t mind nighting out and don’t mind working the occasional weekend/ bank holidays then please contact us via telephone, contact page or social media.

You will need to fund your provisional category entitlement, HGV medical and eye test (if applicable) and the time (or time off) needed to qualify. We would fund your HGV licence and CPC initial qualification, and offer you a full time permanent position as a Class 1 HGV Driver upon completion of your licence, with payment written off over 3 years of service from successful qualification. Please contact us to find out more.

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Class 1 Bulk Tipper Driver required in South Norfolk

Basic pay £10.00/hr first 8 hours M-F, £13.27/hr thereafter. (av. £11.09/hr for a 12 hour day, £11.26/hr for a 13 hour day, £11.40/hr for a 14 hour day).

Breaks paid for (worth an extra ~3-6% on the rate over employers who deduct for breaks).

Overnight allowance £26.20 tax free.

Saturdays £13.27/hr all hours worked.

Sundays £13.27/hr first 8 hours, £17.54/hr thereafter.

Bank holidays £17.54/hr all hours worked.

We have a vacancy for a tramping bulk tipper driver, and a vacancy for a daytime only bulk tipper driver. The lorries are Class 1 artic combinations designed to carry 29T of combinable crops or sugar beet from farms into stores, mills, ports and sugar beet factories in the East of England.

A typical day will start between 5.00am and 6.00am and take you to a grain store on a farm where you will be loaded with corn. You will weigh and sheet your load and deliver it to one of our customers’ storage or processing sites in the East of England. Due to the structure of the day, it makes sense to be ‘up the road’ for most of the week, overnighting on farm or near the customer’s sites, but it’s possible to work days if you live within 15 miles of Bunwell, don’t mind local work and busier and quieter periods. Weekend work during the busier seasons is available.

From October-January, we help with the movement of our farm’s sugar beet crop from pads in Bunwell to Bury St Edmunds sugar beet factory.

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 contact us on 01953 789333 to discuss the job or request an application form if not completing online.

Applicants should scan and upload their completed application form, 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 and relevant training certificates.

Job description (.pdf)


Straw Wagon Driver required in South Norfolk (outbasing options may also be available)

Basic pay £10.00/hr first 8 hours M-F, £13.27/hr thereafter. (av. £11.09/hr for a 12 hour day, £11.26/hr for a 13 hour day, £11.40/hr for a 14 hour day).

Breaks paid for (worth an extra ~3% over employers who deduct for breaks).

Overnight allowance £26.20 tax free.

Saturdays £13.27/hr all hours worked.

Bank holidays £17.54/hr all hours worked.

We are looking to recruit a permanent HGV Class 1 (LGV C+E) Driver to work in our straw haulage operation based out of Bunwell. The straw wagons are 18m+ long, 4.8m+ high wagon and drag or LST artic combinations designed to carry 36x 4’x4’ or 48x 4’x3’ straw bales destined for biomass power generation.

Your start times are currently from 5.00am-7.00am with a day normally taking around 12 hours to complete, although earlier starts and longer days may be required subject to operational requirements. A typical day will take you to a straw storage site on a farm in the East of England where you will be loaded with large or midi hesston bales. You will strap up your load and deliver it to one of our customer’s fuel storage or processing sites in the East of England. Due to the structure of the day, it makes sense to be ‘up the road’ for most of the week, overnighting on farm or near the customer’s site.

Our wider business works 365 days a year so you’ll need to be up for some Saturday, Bank Holiday and very occasional Sunday working.”

Our wider business works 365 days a year so you’ll need to be up for some Saturday, Bank Holiday and very occasional Sunday working. Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day are normally taken as holiday, but we are busy in the days around the bank holidays to keep the Power Stations stocked with fuel. Nights out are also required on straw work. We recognise your contribution on these occasions and at the end of a long day, so you’ll get paid for your breaks and good rates of overtime pay. Tax free overnight subsistence allowance is payable at the agreed RHA rate of £26.20. Earnings potential are in the region of £42,500-£45,500pa, depending upon the number of hours you work.

Previous experience of straw haulage would be desirable but not essential as full on the job training for all aspects of our work is provided. 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 contact us on 01953 789333 to discuss the job or request an application form if not completing online.

Applicants should scan and upload their completed application form, 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 and relevant training certificates.

Job description (.pdf)


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.

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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)

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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
Turnpike
Bunwell
Norwich
NR16 1SN

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