LGV Transport Apprenticeship

A. F. Blackmore & Son ltd

West Midlands, UK

From £ 5 PH

About A. F. Blackmore & Son ltd

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is one of the largest and most forward-thinking family-owned businesses in the UK. The company began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store, and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now employs more than 7,400 people with a turnover of circa £1.3 billion. 

Food and drink have always been the lifeblood of A.F. Blakemore and the business now entails retail, wholesale, distribution and shop fitting operations amongst its divisions. 

A.F. Blakemore is the largest division of SPAR UK, owning 290 SPAR stores and serving more than 1,000 in total across England and Wales. The company is also a longstanding member of the Landmark Wholesale group and a significant supplier to the independent grocery sector across the UK.

A.F. Blakemore has always been committed to developing a loyal and dedicated workforce that is focused upon excellent customer service and behaving with integrity. The company has always strived to build partnerships with suppliers and trade partners while never underestimating the role that it plays within the communities it serves.

Underpinning everything that A.F. Blakemore does is the company’s values statement, the Blakemore Way. This highlights what A.F. Blakemore stands for and the way that the company has always done and will continue to do business.

Opportunity description

The Blakemore Transport Apprenticeship Programme is geared around bringing people into the business that not only see a short term objective of seeking a job, but also see themselves as being able to contribute to the on-going success of A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd.

You will be working for a national company that still hasn’t forgotten its family roots. A.F. Blakemore will support you to become the best you can be within the organisation and reward you along the way. You will be able to work towards increasing your skills, increasing your earning potential and working in a varied and expansive company that offers no shortage of opportunities to those who wish to succeed.

During the Blakemore Transport Apprenticeship Programme you will hit set milestones that ensure you are given development points to work towards. These milestones will not only serve to develop your skills and role scope, but they will also serve to enhance your experience of the programme and give you a greater understanding of the varying roles within the overall business.

Your key tasks/responsibilities will include: -

Accurate and safe delivery of customers’ orders in accordance with delivery schedules.

Obtaining authorisation to return goods and the accurate checking / collecting of goods to be returned.

Promptly notifying the company of any delays which will affect the completion of the day’s work.

Establishing a friendly and courteous relationship with customers and dealing effectively with queries.

Ensuring that all vehicles driven comply with traffic regulations currently in force.

Adhering to current regulations regarding the number of hours worked and the use of tachographs.

Prompt reporting of refrigeration engine defects to management.

Prompt reporting of all accidents to the company and accidents reportable by law to the police.

To apply for this position follow this link: http://afblakemore.ourvacancies.co.uk/

The candidate

Desired skills

Attention to detail.


Adherence to safe working procedures.

Awareness of ambient, freezer and chilled functions.

Personal qualities

Consistent compliance with policy and procedure (in particular reference to Health & Safety).

Compliance with company values and relevant level of the competency framework.

Positive approach to covering other roles within the department.

Flexible approach to working hours.

Qualifications required

GCSE English Grade A*- D or equivalent.

GCSE Maths Grade A*- D or equivalent.

A full clean UK driving licence for at least 1 year

Future prospects

To qualify as a LGV Driver.


  • cycle to work scheme

  • life cover

  • staff discount

  • Company Pension Scheme

  • Long Service Awards

  • Employee Volunteering Opportunities

  • Savings Scheme

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