Tesco offers £1,000 joining bonus for new drivers

Tesco is offering lorry drivers a £1,000 joining bonus in a bid to secure food deliveries as the UK’s driver shortage crisis worsens.

The supermarket giant is offering the bonus for candidates who join before 30 September.

Applicants must have a full HGV 1 (C+E) EU licence with no more than six current penalty points showing, the new Driver Card and must be 21 years of age or over.

On its jobs website the supermarket, which has 40,000 deliveries a day to its stores, also encourages applicants to search the careers page of its wholesale business Booker, which currently has seven pages of driver job ads, amounting to over 70 driving jobs.

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