Our truck drivers transport residual materials in accordance with all rules and regulations using state-of-the-art vehicles such as refuse collection lorries, articulated lorries, trucks with trailers and vehicles with special mounted equipment. Your day-to-day work also includes checking and maintaining the vehicles to prevent malfunctions or disruptions. What’s more, you ensure your truck is loaded and unloaded correctly. It goes without saying that you are both competent and polite as you represent our company when dealing with our customers.
During this three-year apprenticeship, we teach you what you need to know to become a professional truck driver. In addition, we grow your skills in other areas to enable you to work comfortably in our customer and service-oriented business environment. You’ll learn all about the rules and regulations covering accident prevention, health and safety at work, environmental protection and waste laws as well as how to safely transport hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Of course, you’ll take your driving test during your apprenticeship to get your relevant driving license and you’re even given the opportunity to get a license to transport dangerous goods (ADR license). By the end of your course, you’ll be able to maintain our fleet of vehicles, spot malfunctions and repair minor faults yourself. Other subjects learned during your apprenticeship course include logistics, workshop activities and commercial administration work.
To become a professional truck driver, you not only need to have your school leaving certificate, you must also be dexterous and have good concentration skills. You should be at least 18 years old and have a category B driving license. It is important that you enjoy driving and working with vehicles if you are thinking about going into this profession. Flexibility, responsibility, reliability and punctuality are other qualities that are essential for this job. A good technical understanding, good numeracy skills and a neat and tidy appearance round off this job profile.
You have a good chance of being taken on by our company after you successfully complete your apprenticeship course. However, there are also opportunities for you to attend further training courses. You can, for example, take part in a course to get your masters certification.
Would you like to find out which TSR branches are still looking for apprentices? Then take a look at our vacancies page to check out the apprenticeship jobs that are available for becoming a professional truck driver.
I was unhappy in the field I’d been working in beforehand and had started looking around for a new job. A friend told me, quite by chance, that TSR was looking for new apprentices and so I looked through their vacancies and successfully applied for one of their jobs.
At the moment, I’m learning all I need to know to be able to take my driving test. I’ve been accompanying the other drivers – primarily to get to know the technology and different processes. What’s more, I help to load and unload the lorries and do sorting work as well.
Working with the trucks, of course, which is the main focus of my course. The technology used at the plants is also very interesting as is the complexity of the scrap metal. And no two days are the same – there’s a huge variety of tasks which means I never get bored.
I absolutely made the right decision to do an apprenticeship at TSR to become a professional truck driver. Here, I am part of a team and not just “the apprentice”. Every day, I’m given the opportunity to take on and learn how to handle responsibility. The chances of being taken on by the company at the end of my course are also very good indeed.
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