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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Road Transport & Fleet Administrator

Silchester, Nr. Reading and surrounding area

An exciting opportunity has arisen at CTS Group for an effective administrator to join our Road Transport operations team based in Silchester, Reading.  We are experts within our field of specialist transportation and can offer a varied, busy and challenging role as well as the opportunity to, over time, be trained in the operational movement of dangerous goods and secure freight by road throughout the UK and into Europe and progress to Junior Planner.   This is a varied role where you will be providing professional day to day administrative support to the Road Transport Operations team.  You must be a bright and determined individual, who thrives in a fast pace environment and enjoys solving problems.  Most importantly you must be someone who sets high standards in their work and puts great emphasis on getting the detail right.

The role includes:

  • Creating PODs and sanitising completed & returned PODs
  • Answering telephones and providing colleagues with detailed and accurate telephone messages
  • Out of hours duty mobile cover
  • Hotel/B&B bookings and associated administration
  • Booking vehicle stabling and associated administration
  • Data Entry of jobs on job logging system on TransGUARD and FreightGUARD
  • Purchase orders/invoice verification
  • Spreadsheet and Log Book data entry
  • Daily liaison with customers, suppliers, colleagues and sub-contractors to facilitate the smooth running of the Road Transport operation.
  • General Operations administration to ensure optimum efficiency of the Road Transport & warehouse Operation
  • General Fleet administration to support the Fleet department with the maintenance/running repairs programme and overall legal compliance with the Operator’s licence
  • General office admin

As part of the Road Transport operations team, you will be required to work alternating early and late shifts (8am-4.30pm/10.30am-7pm) and be part of a Saturday am rota and ‘out of hours’ duty mobile rota.

Required:

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate:

  • Minimum GCSE in Maths and English
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power point and quick to pick up new systems
  • Accurate data entry skills
  • Excellent administrative/organisational skills with the ability to self-manage, prioritise tasks, meet deadlines, keep a rapid pace without sacrificing accuracy.
  • Excellent communication skills with good telephone manner
  • A strong customer service ethos
  • Quick learner who learns from the consequences of their actions
  • The ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • The ability to build strong relationships with work colleagues, customers and suppliers.

 

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

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: £9.27 per hour

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.

C+E Security Driver

Silchester, Nr. Reading and surrounding area

We have immediate vacancies for 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, CPC.

Experience with high security/high value, multi drop, double manned (including convoy) 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:

  • LGV Category C+E licence (max 3 points)
  • 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

Driver Rates
Monday to Friday:
LGV C+E: £12.24 per hour

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

In addition CTS pays unsocial hours allowance, sleeper cab 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.