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Banks Brothers Transport is part of The Banks Group. The Banks Group has over 40 years’ experience in surface mining with an excellent reputation for the innovative and successful design, development and operation of sites through our development with care approach. Our modern transport fleet enables us to transport goods safely, responsibly and efficiently, meeting high environmental and safety standards and challenging production targets.

An opportunity has arisen for a low loader driver to join our transport division based at our Thrislington depot in West Cornforth. See:

Reporting to the transport manager the successful candidate will be responsible for providing a first class transport service by operating a heavy goods vehicle in a safe, responsible and efficient manner to achieve all transport department targets and objectives.

The work will include transporting various pieces of plant / machinery between our mining sites as well as working for external customers. This will at times involve working with a second man, private and / or police escort vehicle. We operate a single shift pattern Monday to Friday (normally 07:00 to 15:30hrs) but additional overtime will normally be required as will spending nights in the vehicle.

Applicants are invited from candidates who have a C+E Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) licence together with comprehensive experience in operating both a low loader and step frame trailers.  You must hold the appropriate level Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) driving qualification and be trained in loading and securing plant/equipment. You will be organised and self-disciplined together with being safety and environmentally aware as well as having strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to follow notified routes.

To apply for this post please complete, in full, an application form, as soon as possible. You can do this in three ways:

1) Download and fill in an editable Word version of the application form here and email the completed e copy back to

2) Download a pdf copy of the application form here, print it off, fill it in, scan it in as a pdf and then email the completed e copy back to

3) Email and requesting a hard copy of the form to be posted out to you. The completed hard copy form must then be returned to: HR Officer, The Banks Group, Inkerman House, St John’s Road, Meadowfield, Durham, DH7 8XL.

The Banks Group is committed to equality of opportunity.

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