Could you be a gritter driver this winter?

Lincolnshire County Council is looking for new gritter drivers
Lincolnshire County Council is looking for new gritter drivers
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Lincolnshire County council and Kier would like to hear from any current or retired LGV drivers from across the who might be interested in helping keep county roads clear this winter by becoming gritter drivers this winter.

Those interested in the role can find out more at two recruitment days where there will be an opportunity to get behind the wheel of one of the county’s gritters.

These will take place at the Manby on August 9 and the Ancaster on August 11 (you must book your attendance in advance).

Coun Richard Davies said: “Our gritting team are massively important, helping to keep us all safe on the roads during the winter.

“We currently have about 85 drivers, but if we could recruit additional people, particularly in the south of the county, we would have an even more resilient service.”

Mike Smith, general manager for Kier, added: “To drive a gritter you need to hold a current class-C LGV licence and a driver qualification card.

“This role is seasonal from October through until about April and we employ on zero hours contracts as it’s impossible to predict when we will need our drivers.

“Our drivers often work through the night so it is a big commitment and it’s not always possible to combine this with another driving job.

“But if you’ve recently retired from driving a large goods vehicle and are looking for a new challenge, this could be ideal for you.”

All applicants must have their own transport and be willing to travel.

The recruitment events will run from 10am to 3pm, to reserve your space, please call 07584 706828 or email Lauren.Brown@kier.co.uk