HGV driver at Brakes

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

12 workers in this role at Brakes have taken the survey.

How much does Brakes pay HGV drivers?

HGV driver at Brakes
£10.60–15.46
Typical range
£9.52–15.67

HGV driver employees at Brakes are typically paid £10.60–15.46 an hour, based on data from 12 employees.

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What is management like for HGV driver employees at Brakes?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

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

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

    How we know this

    67% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 12 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 Brakes feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    73% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 11 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.

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

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Good
  • Easy to book holiday

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

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    67% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 12 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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do HGV drivers at Brakes get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    73% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 11 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to take sick leave

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

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    90% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

What is career progression like for HGV drivers at Brakes?

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  • No career progression

    Are HGV drivers given support to progress at Brakes?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 64% of people report not 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 11 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 Brakes?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    75% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 12 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 Brakes

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  • Best thing

    I like my job. But sometimes I can be overloaded and can be stressful to get your work done. Which I care about customer service and don’t like letting people down

    Worst thing

    Nothing really bot traffic wardens lol

    8.5

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Large company with good organisational ability who are well on top of health and safety. Vehicles very well maintained and procedures in place to prevent incidents. Intense training programme .

    Worst thing

    The new scanning system which made a physically demanding job even harder and will eventually lead to drivers leaving

    6.5

    Employee, April 2021

  • Worst thing

    Expect to much from you

    3.7

    HGV driver, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Wages

    Worst thing

    No knowing from one day to the next

    2.2

    LGV driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Staff sales

    Worst thing

    Just being a number

    3.6

    HGV driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Freedom

    Worst thing

    Not knowing when you will finish for the day

    6.1

    Driver, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Monday to Friday, weekends off,workmates that help you out

    Worst thing

    Getting away late in the mornings,having to load your own lorry and reloading the lorry after night shift have made a mess of it to stop you having damaged goods

    7.0

    Hgv driver, September 2020

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How Brakes ranks

Brakes ranks joint 34th to work for in HGV or LGV driver employers

  1. 34= Biffa
    6.1
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    6.1
  3. 34= Veolia Environmental Services
    6.1