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Graduate Trainee Transport Manager

Location
Northampton
Salary
Up to £25,000
Sector
Logistics
Degree Discipline & Classification
Degree in business, logistics, analytical or economics related fields
UCAS Points
N/A
Job Ref
TGR2181

About Our Client

Our client is one of the most successful logistics companies in the United Kingdom today, providing supply chains solutions to a wide portfolio of customers. The Company has a turnover of c. £450m, growing eightfold in the last decade.

As well as being the country’s largest privately owned container transport operator, in recent years the Company has diversified into other sectors of the international supply chain, offering port-centric, rail-connected warehousing, distribution, off-dock container storage and other transport-related services, including truck sales. Under the banner, ‘secondhandtrucks.co.uk’, they are the most successful reseller of used vehicles in the UK, selling 150+ ex. fleet vehicles a year.

The business combines talented transport professionals, leading edge IT systems, an unrivalled national network of port-based and inland depots and a modern fleet of carbon-friendly vehicles. Our client’s reputation is based on delivering consistent, high quality, cost-effective transport and related services to its customers and setting the benchmark in all of the sectors it serves.

They have a large portfolio of blue-chip customers, including retailers like ASDA, IKEA, John Lewis, Amazon and TESCO, as well some of the world’s largest container shipping lines and freight forwarders.

Today, they handle up to 15,500 moves a week with a fleet of over 1,000 vehicles and employs 1,100+ highly flexible staff and drivers across 34+ locations, from South Shields to Southampton. In a rapidly changing transport landscape, they are a business focussed on meeting the needs of its clients every time.

Roles & Responsibilities

Our client is now looking for the very best graduates to join and play a major part in their future success. If you want a challenging and rewarding career with a leading, privately-owned transport company, offering one of the most dynamic working environments and prospects to progress in the industry, apply today.

Working as part of a very successful team, you will be a bright, sharp and confident graduate, with excellent communication skills. A working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Excel is also essential.

You will be provided with comprehensive training on all areas of the role as well as the IT systems.

This role offers amazing scope to progress and develop an exciting career.

 Areas of Responsibilities

  • Accountable for assisting in the day-to-day running of all Driver Support functions.
  • Manage drivers shifts, monitor drivers’ hours etc. using the FTA Vision Programme.
  • Examine driver tachograph records and organise retraining where necessary.
  • Report vehicle damage in accordance with Company Policy to aid repair.
  • Recruitment of HGV Drivers as required.
  • Transport regulations and legislation.
  • Administer Driver wage processes correctly.

Skills Required

  • Degree in business, logistics, analytical or economics related fields
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workloads.
  • Strong team player with ability to work independently.
  • Enthusiastic, flexible with a desire to get the job done
  • Strong work ethic
  • Live local or be able to get to work under own steam everyday

Benefits

  • Exciting career prospects
  • Comprehensive training and support
  • Discretionary bonus scheme.
  • Pension: After 12 months you can join the Company contributory pension scheme (Employee contributes 6% and Company contributes 6%)

HOURS OF WORK: Monday to Friday alternative weekly early finish on a Friday

HOLIDAY: 24 days plus bank holidays, after 3 years entitlement increases by 3 days

Please do contact us for more information or visit our Linkedin page.

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