Assistant Driver Trainer 2021

Assistant Driver Trainer 2021

Assistant Driver Trainer 2021

Job Profile Summary

Logistics Operations is responsible for storing, handling and delivering main fuels to various customers in RSA and MOZ in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner. In the Logistics ops: Secondary Transport operation we deliver an annual volume of 2.3bn litres, travelling 8.4 million kilometres per annum and 67000 trips, split between own and contracted fleet.

The driver training team supports own operation capability and competence building for 247 Permanent BVOs and 24 learner drivers in the Academy!

This ensures that we have a steady pipeline of proficient BVOs that would ensure a safe and efficient operation delivering the HSSE targets focusing on Road Safety and Personal Safety

The Assistant Driver Trainer must support the Driver Training in ensuring that Bulk Vehicle Operators (BVOs) are trained according to the defined Task Procedures. In particular:

  • Delivers BVO training.
  • Evaluate and assess learners and BVOs.
  • Ensure certification of learners and BVOs.
  • Conducting remedial training and keep records
  • Deliver technical training in vehicle and equipment handling

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Key Accountabilities

Recruitment– the Assistant Driver Trainer will provide assistance to his/her team leader together with HR to undertake the following recruitment procedures:

  • Physically check the drivers licence and Professional Driving Permit (PrDP).
  • Conduct numeracy tests to establish if the applicant is proficient in performing basic mathematical calculations
  • Assess the applicant’s command of the English language.
  • Conduct practical driving evaluation to establish if the applicant is proficient in handling a bulk vehicle under various driving conditions.

Training– the following procedure is followed to successfully train new and existing BVOs:

  • Train the BVOs on Dangerous Goods course and record that the formative and summative assessments are completed.
  • Certify BVOs as proficient to handle and transport dangerous goods.
  • Train the learners and BVOs on each element of the BVO Tasks Procedures and ensure that the learner and BVOs understands how to perform their duties in accordance with the Task Procedures.
  • Conduct Practical and Theoretical Defensive Driving courses in order to equip BVOs with the knowledge required to drive defensively.
  • Train BVOs to operate the specific bulk vehicle and gantry equipment.
  • Train BVOs on product grade identification and technical characteristics.
  • Introduce new BVOs to the organisation, its rules and policies, supervisory and management structures and to ease the learner into their new role.
  • Train BVOs in the use in new technology, for example, OVC and Driving Simulators
  • Rotate in the operation to ensure that all trainers are competent in the different subject areas, i.e. BVO Academy, Practical Training, and record keeping
  • Assist Driver trainer to compile Annual training programmes and collaborate closely with the depots to align training schedule with operational requirements
  • Assist Driver Trainer in the Academy to provide a steady pipeline of capable drivers released into the depot operation to ensure that accurate resource levels are maintained.
  • In terms of performance reporting– the assistant driver trainer is expected to support the Driver Trainer in compiling a record of training courses, the names of BVOs who attended, the number of days in attendance and the terminal/depot name.

Required Educational background

  • Matric
  • Prdp
  • Dangerous goods certificate
  • TETA accreditation would be advantageous

Required Experience (years and nature)

  • 5 to 7 years Heavy Goods Vehicle driving experience (petroleum industry).


Customers & Products

Job Family Group

Business Support Group

Relocation available


Travel required



South Africa

About BP


We’re gearing up for the future. At bp our goal for C&P is to deliver the future of mobility, energy and services for our customers by innovating with new business models and service platforms.

C&P will become a hub, housing our midstream, lubricants, aviation, sale of chemicals, mobility and ‎convenience, marketing and our next-generation businesses, making it a highly integrated and ‎interconnected organisation. And with safety being our core value, our commitment to safe and reliable operations will never change.

Want to join the team? This means:

• being customer-centric, agile and responsive to changing customer needs and dynamic markets
• focusing on growth and development of customer offers
• optimising the chemicals and fuels value chains to maximise integrated value
• contributing to the reduction of carbon intensity of the products we create, and sell, by 50% by 2050 or sooner
• creating strategic partnerships that drive long-term value for C&P
• being digitally enabled and empowered by customer insights and data to deliver solutions.

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