Recruitment opportunities at CTS

CTS pay competitive salaries and provide generous employee benefits including flexible working, pension, life assurance, 5 days’ annual company sick pay, 20 days holiday plus BHs with the ability to build up service days. We also provide comprehensive training and development opportunities for our staff.

Security vetting is a requirement for all roles at CTS and any offers of employment are made subject to obtaining and maintaining the necessary security clearance. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and will be required to provide proof of 5 years’ UK residency.

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LGV C+E Security Driver

£36,400 pa rising to £37,700 pa post probation

Silchester, Nr. Reading and surrounding area

 

CTS is a global logistics specialist and we move high consequence dangerous goods by road, sea and air for government and defence customers. We have been an approved haulier for the UK MOD since 2000.

We are a growing company with an exciting vision for the future and this is where you come in. We’re expanding our fleet and are seeking careful, professional drivers to undertake difficult, dangerous and delicate moves for our prestigious customers.

What does this mean for you?

Your working week will generally be Monday to Friday, averaging 55 hours, with occasional weekend overtime as part of a rota and as business needs dictate. Hours will vary from week to week but you should expect to be doing regular nights out, sleeping in your cab and be available to work overtime on specified weekends.

Required:

A bit about you

Apart from holding a LGV1 licence with a maximum of 6 points and no current DD/DR/TT points/disqualifications….

  • You’ll have a good knowledge of the UK road network and be experienced driving in Europe.
    You’ll relish the opportunity to travel long distances within the UK and into Europe, to some ‘out of the ordinary places’.
  • You’ll have a good knowledge of drivers’ hours rules and road traffic regulations and abide by them at all times.
  • You’ll get along with people. This is important because you will be driving as part of a double manned team and sometimes as part of a convoy.
  • You’ll be an individual who takes pride in their work, shows care and attention to detail. We’re moving security sensitive and high consequence loads.
  • You’ll be someone who has a positive ‘can do’ outlook and who wishes to provide the best possible service to our customers. This means being adaptable and change friendly.  For example we need you to be willing to drive a variety of vehicles from vans to LGV1 and respond to last minute changes.
  • You’ll live within 30 miles or one hour commute of our premises in Silchester, Berkshire or be willing to relocate to the area.

 

Security clearance is an ongoing requirement and employment offers are made subject to gaining the necessary clearances.  You must be eligible to work in the UK and have:

  • At least 5 years’ UK Residency
  • 5 years’ employment history which can be referenced

What we can offer you in return:

  • Fully funded training & development (ADR, Air Cargo Security, CPC),
  • 28 days annual leave per annum plus you can build up extra service days
  • Uniform
  • Pension
  • Annual bonus (non-guaranteed based on CTS performance)
  • Life assurance
  • Salary sacrifice schemes – childcare vouchers and cycle to work
  • Employee gift cards
  • Company sick pay (5 days in 12 month rolling period)
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Plus subsistence/nights out & weekend OT

We hope you like what you’ve read so far.  Interested? Contact us for an application form and/or more information [email protected] or 01189700179 Option 5.

Casual Drivers (all classes)

£9.27-£12.14 per hour (depending on licence category)

Silchester, Nr. Reading and surrounding area

CTS is a specialist transport company operating a mixed fleet of vehicles from our site in Easter Park, Silchester, near Reading. We offer a rapid response service to our customers and are always looking for careful, professional drivers to join our bank of casual drivers who we use on an ad hoc basis to help us cope with peaks in demand.

You will be transporting specialist cargoes including dangerous goods and other high consequence goods and work will be varied, taking you to unusual destinations throughout the UK and into

Europe.

Hours to suit, dependent on our workload and your availability, but work could include double and single manned, weekdays, overnight stays, weekends, early starts, late finishes, sometimes at short notice.

Required:

  • Commercial driving experience
  • Clean driving license (max 3 points)
  • Applicants must live within a 30-mile radius of CTS premises due to early starts/late finishes and rapid response requirements.
  • An ADR licence is an advantage but not essential.
  • Air Cargo Security trained to Cargo Operative (old Level D) an advantage but not essential

Benefits:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Regular overtime (generous overtime rates apply at weekends and bank holidays)
  • Training opportunities
  • Paid annual leave (1 day for every 9 full days worked)
  • Pension (if eligible)
  • Employee gift cards.

Security Vetting is a requirement and deployment as a casual driver is subject to obtaining and maintaining the necessary security clearance. Applicants should note that they must be eligible to work in the UK and will be required to provide proof of 5 years’ UK residency

 

Please email for application form and more information to:

[email protected], stating licence category and hours availability.

3.5T Van Drivers

£24,908 pa rising to £26,208 pa post probation

Silchester, Nr. Reading and surrounding area

We have immediate vacancies for van drivers to join our permanent crew. We are seeking careful, professional drivers with strong commercial driving experience who relish the opportunity to travel extensively within the UK and regularly into Europe. You must be comfortable driving long distances, double manned and working long hours, sometimes at short notice with regular overnight stays away from home and weekend work (on a 1 week in 3 rota).

Driving for CTS is about delivering excellent customer satisfaction and you will need to be an individual with integrity, who takes pride in their work, shows meticulous attention to detail and has a positive ‘can do’ attitude. You must be well presented with excellent geographical knowledge and able to meet the manual handling requirements of the job.

Ongoing training will be provided for example, ADR, CO Air Cargo Security, MHE.

Experience with high security/high value, point to point, double manned (including convoy) and international driving would be an advantage and holding or obtaining an ADR qualification is beneficial but not essential as training can be provided to the right candidates.

Required:

Essential:

  • Category B, 3.5T licence (held for at least 12 months, max 3 points)
  • Previous commercial driving experience ideally involving European as well as UK
  • Security vetting is a requirement for all roles at CTS and any offers of employment are made subject to obtaining and maintaining the necessary security clearance. Applicants should note that they must be eligible to work in the UK and will be required to provide proof of:
    • At least 5 years’ UK Residency (evidence will be required in support of significant periods of time spent outside UK)
    • 5 year employment history (evidence required to explain gaps in excess of 28 days)
  • Must live within 30 miles (or 1 hour commute) of our offices in Silchester, Berkshire, or be willing to relocate to the area

Desirable:

  • ADR licence (ideally all UN Classes in packages)
  • Air Cargo Security trained to Cargo Operative
  • Experience gained in high security/high consequence moves

Driver Rate for Category B Van (up to 3.5T)
Monday to Friday

Saturday: Time and a half
Sunday/Bank holidays: Double time

In addition CTS pays unsocial hours allowance and other subsistence payments.

Benefits include competitive rates of pay, regular overtime, training opportunities and 28 days annual leave per annum with the ability to build additional service days, pension, annual bonus, life assurance, childcare voucher scheme, employee gift cards, and company sick pay.