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£5k incentive offered for new drivers

10 August 2021

GIST IS offering up to £5,000 for HGV drivers joining their business from August in order to boost capability and resources as it continues to deliver chilled foods and fresh produce for customers including Marks & Spencer. 

New drivers joining Gist now have the potential to receive a bonus worth up to £5,000 through a combination of a £2,000 sign on bonus and up to three additional retention payments for continued service.

Gist employs more than 2,000 drivers, runs a modern, high-spec Euro 6 fleet, and offers drivers a benefits package with pension scheme and sick pay, employee discounts, as well as progression and development opportunities.

Agata Makowska, a recent graduate of Gist’s internal ‘Warehouse to Wheels’ apprenticeship scheme, won a Young Driver of the Year award in 2021.

Luke Caswell (pictured) started at Gist as a warehouse operative and joined the company’s internal Warehouse to Wheels scheme to gain his Class 1 and Class 2 licenses. 

“I wanted a new challenge and I wanted to see the other side of logistics,” he says. “Getting my licence wasn’t easy, but if you put your mind to it, you can do it. I love driving. I love the freedom of it, and I love the flexibility of it. It can feel like being your own boss but it’s also a really supportive environment.”

For more information, visit www.gistworld.com