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Graduate Logistics Executive - Exciting opportunities to progress

Graduate Logistics Executive - Exciting opportunities to progress

Posted 2 October 2018 by The Graduate

Our client is the most successful logistics company in the United Kingdom today, providing supply chains solutions to a wide portfolio of customers. The Company has a turnover of c. £220m, growing eightfold in the last decade.

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.

Today, our client handles 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 19 locations, from South Shields to Southampton. In a rapidly changing transport landscape, This is a business focussed on meeting the needs of its clients every time.

This client operates a Graduate Traineeship Scheme for ambitious, dynamic graduates who are keen to pursue a career in transport and logistics. Training is work-based and provides an excellent grounding in the industry.

You will start your role working in the operational side of the business getting to grips with general paperwork and support, and the operational side of the business before progressing further up the career ladder. Expect to carry out some basic tasks so you have a thorough understanding of everything from bottom to top in the operation.

Training starts at 'grass roots’ level, operational requirements of the business before progressing further up the career ladder to become a fully-fledged Planner. As a Planner, you will enjoy the added bonus of a Company car.

Career progression is limitless, driven by your personal commitment, ambition and desire to succeed. With such a diverse business profile, customer portfolio and geographic coverage, you can enjoy a long and rewarding career with a true market leader.

Initial duties will involve:

  • Planning/routing
  • Driver debrief
  • Tachograph analysis
  • Resource allocation
  • Communication
  • Damaged goods procedures
  • Knowledge of legislation
  • Paperwork handling
  • Fuel management
  • Compliance management
  • Any other relevant duties

Person Spec

  • Outstanding initiative
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Dynamic, ambitious, driven & self-motivated
  • Proactive
  • Solutions orientated
  • Organised
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Confident communicator
  • Degree in business, logistics or economics related fields
  • IT literate, with excellent knowledge in Microsoft Office Excel and PowerPoint
  • Driving licence and own transport essential

Salary: £23,000 - £24,000 Hours: 8-6 Monday to Friday

Holiday Entitlement: Four weeks plus bank holidays, after 3 years entitlement increases by 3 days

Required skills

  • Logistics
  • Transport
  • Operational Requirements

Reference: 36255955

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