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Delivery Driver - Argos

Sainsbury’s

£10.08–11.50 per hour ()

Hemel Hempstead HP3 9QN

6.5

Breakroom Rating for Sainsbury’s

Based on 3,349 ratings from their employees

See 736 employee reviews

About Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s is the third largest supermarket chain in the UK.

Job description from Sainsbury’s

Job Description
If you love delivering an excellent service, then you'll love being part of the team at Argos. It's so much more than just driving; you'll be the person delivering smiles right to our customers' doors, making sure they get their orders exactly when they want to. When you're not driving, you'll be maintaining a slick operation in the stock room or on the shop floor so we're always delivering the right products at the right time.

Most of our roles work a variety of shifts across the week and three shift blocks during the day; Monday to Sunday 5:00am - 1:00pm, 1:00pm - 6:00pm, 6:00pm - 10:30pm. You'll have your guaranteed hours every week and there will be opportunities for you to work overtime if you want to including supporting your local Sainsbury's delivery operation.

It is a legal requirement that candidates must be at least 18 years or over and have held a full manual driving licence for at least 12 months (with no more than 6 points on your licence). We'll ask you to complete an online driving risk assessment as part of your interview and, if you're successful, there'll be a driving assessment when you join us.

You're also part of a multi-brand, multi-channel retailer that prioritises colleague development so this role could propel your career within one of our brands.

Alongside a market leading rate of pay, we also offer a great range of benefits for all our colleagues:
  • Discount card - provided after 12 weeks that gives you 10% on most items in Sainsbury's, Argos and Habitat. Discount is increased at Sainsbury's to 15% every pay day for five days plus 15% at Argos on selected weekends during the year.
  • Generous holiday entitlement - based on the hours you work.
  • Family leave - generous maternity and paternity leave.
  • Pension - Sainsbury's will match between 4-7% of your pension contributions.
  • Sainsbury's share schemes - allowing you to save directly from your pay to buy Sainsbury's shares at discounted prices and the option to buy shares each time you are paid to build up an investment.
  • Wellbeing support - including free access to Unmind (a mental wellbeing app) and our Employee Assistance Programme which is a confidential service providing emotional support, practical information and guidance on a wide range of topics, such as legal information, financial information and short-term counselling.
  • Colleague networks - a range of internal networks that create an environment where every single colleague can be themselves and fulfil their potential.
  • Cycle to work scheme - hire a bike and accessories, saving on tax and national insurance.
  • Shopping discounts - special offers on gym memberships, restaurants, holidays, retail vouchers and more.

Job insights from Breakroom

Delivery drivers and couriers

Delivery van drivers and couriers collect items from a depot or warehouse and deliver them to customers.

What you’ll do as a delivery driver/courier:

  • Pick up items for delivery from a depot or warehouse
  • Load and unload your vehicle including heavy items
  • Deliver hundreds of packages a day to customers
  • Record mileage and fuel used
  • Talk to customers

Is it right for you?

This job may involve:

  • Driving
  • Walking
  • Heavy lifting
  • Long hours
  • Involve physical activities
  • Wearing a uniform
  • Working alone

What employees say

Pay

    Good
  • People are paid minimum wage

    Do Sainsbury’s pay delivery drivers minimum wage?

    Yes. Most people are paid above the minimum wage.

    How we know this

    99% of people say they are paid at or above the legal minimum wage.

    Based on data from 104 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2021 and September 2022.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Sainsbury’s pay delivery drivers enough to live on?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    95% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 97 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2021 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living. It is currently £9.90 per hour, and £11.05 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

Hours and flexibility

    Bad
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do delivery drivers get of their shift pattern at Sainsbury’s?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 27% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 41% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 27% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 5% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 103 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2021 and September 2022.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Some people worry about their hours

    Do delivery drivers at Sainsbury’s worry about hours?

    Some people worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    37% of people report they worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 103 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2021 and September 2022.

    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.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Only some people feel treated with respect

    Do delivery drivers at Sainsbury’s feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Some people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    44% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 86 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2021 and September 2022.

    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.

Find out more about working at Sainsbury’s

Reviews from Sainsbury’s employees

  • Best thing

    Good pay while in college/uni
    Work around my schedule
    Left to do your job and can ask for assistance of needed

    Worst thing

    Managers can be incompetent.
    Some Staff members bring a toxic atmosphere to the work place.
    No communication between management and staff so everyone knows where to improve, what's changing in the job role or what's going on between the staff members that may be causing issues

    6.8

    Sainsbury’s Employee, August 2022

  • Best thing

    My role is fairly simple to carry out, and overall the job is decent.

    Worst thing

    You often get overloaded with various tasks due to lack of staff. For instance: I'm the primary code checker, however it will sometimes fall to me to take care of deliveries because I'm one of a few colleagues trained on the back door, taking time away from my code checking. I can't put in 100% when I'm split between two completely different tasks.

    6.6

    Sainsbury’s Employee, May 2022