HGV driver at Aldi

People in this role may also be known as HGV and LGV drivers.

30 workers in this role at Aldi have taken the survey.

How much does Aldi pay HGV drivers?

HGV driver at Aldi
£12.87–17.00
Typical range
£9.50–15.38

HGV driver employees at Aldi are typically paid £12.87–17.00 an hour, based on data from 30 employees.

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What is management like for HGV driver employees at Aldi?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do HGV drivers think Aldi head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    23% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 26 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    Do HGV drivers at Aldi feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    71% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    The pay for a store assistant is good for the work required, however don’t underestimate the hard graft. Deputy pay however is ridiculously low considering the amount of responsibilities, and the company tries to keep the extra £4 on top of your hourly wage when you manage the store alone to a minimum

    Worst thing

    Progression seems none existent even though they’re always advertising salaried roles. The responsibilities for a deputy are barely outweighed by an assistant manager but the pay gap is huge. Company targets are unrealistic and cripple the morale of staff

    6.0

    Employee, July 2021

    • £11.41 per hour
    • 25–34 years old

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What are the hours like for HGV driver employees at Aldi?

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Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for HGV drivers to book a holiday at Aldi?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    62% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 26 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do HGV drivers at Aldi get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    50% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 28 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do HGV drivers get of their shift pattern at Aldi?

    Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 3% report getting one week notice or less
    • 3% report getting two weeks notice
    • 3% report getting three weeks notice
    • 66% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 24% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 29 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Excellent
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for HGV drivers to take sick leave at Aldi?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    76% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 17 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Aldi managers change HGV drivers shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    15% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 27 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do HGV drivers at Aldi get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 21 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do HGV drivers at Aldi do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    0% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 19 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do HGV drivers at Aldi worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    10% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 29 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Ample hours, decent pay for the work, great colleagues.

    Worst thing

    The store runs a tight team so if colleagues calls in sick, the workload can get heavy.

    7.0

    Employee, May 2021

    • £9.55 per hour

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What is career progression like for HGV drivers at Aldi?

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  • No career progression

    Are HGV drivers given support to progress at Aldi?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 40% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 25 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do HGV drivers get enough training when they start at Aldi?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    90% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 29 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Latest reviews from HGV drivers at Aldi

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  • Best thing

    Set shifts, CPC training ect paid for by Aldi. 4 weeks annual sick pay, 4 weeks holiday pay, pension, nice trucks

    Worst thing

    The worst things are more the additional jobs that come with delivering groceries, the shop stockroom are always a mess and often no room so I end up having to make space before I can tip my trailer, the stores are under enough pressure as us drivers and the stockroom becomes our problem cause we need to get the stock off our trailer. Favouritism is also an issue amongst/between Management and Drivers.

    6.7

    Employee, May 2021

    • £14.25 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
  • Best thing

    Work life balance

    Worst thing

    Stress at delivery point I.e stores

    8.9

    Employee, May 2021

    • £14.25 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • Best thing

    No hassle from management left to get on with your work

    7.9

    Employee, April 2021

    • £16.91 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
  • Best thing

    5 on 3 off, the pay

    Worst thing

    Working lots of weekends.

    8.8

    Employee, April 2021

    • £16.91 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
  • Best thing

    It's local

    Worst thing

    Long hours and poor management

    4.7

    HGV driver, December 2020

    • £14.33 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Good shift pattern ie 5 on 3 off, generous hourly rate and holidays, the distances We drive aren't too far!

    8.9

    Hgv driver, October 2020

    • £16.61 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Pay , work and management

    Worst thing

    Unsure of when I’ll be finished

    9.4

    Hgv driver, July 2020

    • £13.48 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Tight bays at stores

    8.4

    Hgv driver, April 2020

    • £12.63 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Being paid less than people at other Aldi RDC's

    8.1

    HGV1 driver, December 2019

    • £15.63 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
  • Best thing

    The pay

    Worst thing

    Small warehouses at the stores

    7.4

    HGV driver, November 2019

    • £16.61 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
  • Best thing

    Well paid, enjoy the driving

    Worst thing

    Sometimes the days are long

    7.6

    HGV driver, November 2019

    • £14.07 per hour
    • 45–54 years old

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How Aldi ranks

Aldi ranks joint 8th to work for in HGV or LGV driver employers

  1. 5= Maritime Transport
    7.1
  2. 8= Aldi
    7.0
  3. 8= Martin Brower
    7.0