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Graduate Transport Planner

£24,000 per annum before increasing to £26,000 after passing probation
Degree Discipline & Classification
Educated to The Graduate standard
UCAS Points
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About Our Client

Our client is the world’s leading electronics and metal recycling company. They are global leaders in the secure and sustainable management of metals from industry, trade and the wider community. With an annual turnover exceeding £5 billion and hundreds of sites across the world, their performance and leadership on environmental, social and governance policies has seen them listed as one of the Global Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations.

They operate from over 200 sites spanning five continents, with over 40 metals recycling sites in the UK. Globally, the business has over 100 years of experience in metals recycling and lead the way in technology development to achieve higher recycling and recovery rates.

More Than Just A Metal Recycler

Their investment into advanced processes, extensive logistics, continuous business improvement, highly skilled and trained employees and wholly owned recycling facilities means that they are more than your average firm. The high-grade materials which they produce for reuse in manufacturing, saves the energy and environmental costs associated with mining for raw materials such as steel, copper, aluminium and glass.

They have a sister company, which specialise in Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling and IT and computer refurbishment, reuse and recycling.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Our client is committed to equal opportunities for all, irrespective of age, religion or sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, gender, race, disability and in line with the 2010 Equalities Act.  Their commitment is based on strong ethical beliefs because they value a diverse customer base and the individualism each employee brings to their business.

They expect all employees to be responsible for upholding their commitment to diversity and fair treatment through their behaviour. All employees are expected to promote the principles and values of Diversity and Fair Treatment in all aspects of their work within the company.

Roles & Responsibilities

Our client is seeking a well-organised and self-motivated graduate who aspires to be the best they can be developing with the business and building an exciting and challenging long term career. with a passion for transport planning and an interest to work within the recycling industry.

Starting in a training role this position will eventually be responsible for planning and managing a designated region of their own commercial vehicle fleet, and working towards carefully defined transport budgets and targets.

Working in the office, the successful candidate will be part of a close team.

Following a range of training the key duties will include the following:

  • Manage drivers & subcontractors remotely.
  • Manage and resolve queries/problems with a positive attitude
  • Produce and deliver a daily fleet schedule by depot.
  • Review and develop the work volumes and fleet resource requirements.
  • Liaison with depot operations management.
  • Assist with other day-to-day operational duties and problem solving.
  • Provide a high level of professional service to ensure that orders are fulfilled and that excellent customer service is provided at all times.
  • Reporting to the Transport Supervisor and Office Managers.
  • Perform such other duties as the Company may from time to time reasonably require
  • Comply with all Company policies related to Code of Conduct, Environmental, Health and Safety and Community
  • Visits to sites/other offices as required


Comprehensive development plan, offering internal and external training, mentoring, shadowing and progression.

Support to study CPC.

Skills Required

  • To be successful in this challenging position you will:
  • Be degree educated
  • Be a self-starter; able to work independently, accept and expect accountability; open to learning and highly motivated.
  • Know how to earn trust, inspire respect and communicate.
  • Have an inquiring mind; resourceful approach and contribute new ideas.
  • Leverage the strength of a team whilst embracing different perspectives.
  • Have excellent customer service skills complimented by your keen eye for detail and a never-ending commitment to delivering results.
  • Have strong numerical skills
  • Be committed to CPD
  • Be flexible with a can-do attitude
  • Have strong problem-solving skills
  • Be IT literate and quick to learn new software
  • Full driving licence


  • Company pension scheme,
  • Death in service

HOLIDAYS: 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

INTERVIEW PROCESS: 2 stage interviews – all face to face

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


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