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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Security Van Drivers

c. £25-26K pa

Silchester, Nr. Reading

We have immediate vacancies for van drivers to expand our crew in the Reading area. We’re looking for adaptable and flexible individuals who like variety, for driving and to undertake other work across all our operations. 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.

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 a professional, careful driver who is well presented and possesses good geographical knowledge.

Experience with DG/high consequence, multi-drop, double manned and international driving would be an advantage and holding an ADR qualification is beneficial although not essential as training will be provided for the right candidates.

Above all you must be highly adaptable and willing to work in other parts of CTS’ operations which, for example, may include warehousing or furniture/accommodation moves and distribution on a local client’s site as part of CTS’ delivery of an integrated logistics service.

Required:

  • Professional driver with commercial driving experience, 3.5T licence with a maximum of 3 points and no current DD/DR/TT points or offences
  • Full ADR (packages) desirable, although training will be provided
  • Basic IT/computer skills, experience of using PDAs or WMS
  • Adaptable with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Strong customer service ethos
  • Fork Lift experience & qualification advantageous but not essential
  • Physically fit, able to load and unload vehicles and undertake furniture/office moves as part of a team

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. All applicants will be required to provide 5 years’ of UK employment and proof of 5 years’ UK residency.

Hours:

Hours will vary daily and from week to week and you should expect early starts, late finishes and nights out. You will be required to be part of a weekend rota for occasional weekend work. Overtime rates apply at weekends and bank holidays.

CTS pay competitively 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, cycle to work scheme and uniform. We also provide comprehensive training and development opportunities for our staff.

If interested, please contact us on [email protected] or 01189 700169 Option 5 to request an application form or further information.

Global Coordinator

c. £24-28k pa

Silchester, Nr. Reading

Hours: 0800-1700pm CTS operates a flexible working scheme

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced multi modal freight forwarder to process all aspects of (primarily export) Air and Sea freight shipments.

The successful applicant will ideally have an understanding of key international trade lanes and preferably shipping difficult products such as Class 1 DGR and Section 5. This is a varied role where you will be liaising with customers, worldwide partners and juggling multiple priorities.

The role includes:

Managing the full life cycle of the movement of goods from pick up to final delivery including:

  • Receiving enquiries, discussing requirement, generating quotes on Boxtop
  • Liaising with air, sea & road carriers regarding routes, schedules and rates
  • Liaising with CTS road operations regarding CTS’ haulage provision for Global customers
  • Booking cargo space with air, sea and road carriers/couriers
  • Processing customs declarations including trade control licensing as directed
  • Preparing all shipping documentations to meet carriage requirements, legislation and AEO/ISO requirements using Boxtop software
  • Preparing and collating any additional paperwork for each movement to ensure compliancy with international legal requirements
  • Monitoring shipment departures, arrivals and updating Boxtop and customers as required
  • Daily interface with customers, suppliers, third parties, subcontractors and crew regarding the details of the movements
  • Filing & administration, processing of sales & suppliers invoicing, credit notes etc. using Boxtop
  • Supporting project moves where required
  • Maintaining regular contact, building relationships with customers, updating in company CRM
  • Supporting sales team in the development of international freight forwarding opportunities incl. assistance with bid/tender processes & quotes
  • Providing support to Road Transport operation as required

Required:

  • At least 2-5 years working in various freight forwarding roles covering air, road and sea
  • Good knowledge of air, shipping lines and routes
  • Experience of processing International Road documentation through UK ports
  • Worked with a broad range of commercial customers (Government, MOD etc)
  • Working knowledge of Export Customs (NES)
  • Must have worked to ISO SOPs and Aviation Security (DfT Regulated Agent) requirements.
  • Security vetting required – must be able to obtain and retain Security Clearance
  • Must have 5 year referenced employment history with no unaccounted for gaps in excess of 28 days, essential for Aviation Security requirements

Desirable:

  • Dangerous Goods experience (IATA DG Qualified)
  • Experience with the Government, Aerospace, Defence or Civil Nuclear Sector

CTS pays competitive salaries and provides 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.

If you wish to apply, please forward an up to date CV and covering letter to [email protected], or contact us on 01189 700 179 (Opt 5) for further information about the role.

Logistics Supervisor

Salary on application

Silchester, Nr. Reading

Working hours: 0630-1630 (9 day fortnight)

A vacancy has arisen for a Logistics Supervisor to supervise the onsite warehouse and logistic operative team on a client’s site based in Aldermaston. The successful candidate will supervise the entire onsite operation and be able to champion excellence in our service delivery, a strong security culture and safe working practices at all times.

Our onsite service delivery operates across all AWE sites to and from multiple locations and includes accommodation moves (furniture and IT equipment), delivery and installation/build of furniture, asset recovery and disposal, conference room set up, click kit set up, the collection, delivery and distribution of post, calibration equipment, bioassay and air samples, the escorting of vehicles on to and around site and the safe operation of manual handling equipment. Duties may expand as the operation and service delivery develops.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate evidence of the following:

  • Previous supervisory experience of leading high performing teams and setting high standards/expectations
  • A proven track record in a customer facing environment ideally within logistics/distribution
  • Knowledge of health and safety in the workplace with the ability to champion the highest standards of safety within the operation.
  • An excellent customer service and quality ethos that will help maintain the strength of the CTS brand, values and reputation at all times
  • Good common sense with an understanding of the safe operation and safety administration of manual handling equipment and vehicles
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Compliance with all company procedures and processes
  • The ability to work well under pressure and trouble shoot with dynamic decision making skills
  • An adaptable and flexible attitude

Required:

The following additional qualifications are needed (training can be provided for the right individual).

  • Recognised Vehicle Banksman
  • First Aid and Fire Marshall
  • Forklift (Counterbalance)
  • Stairwalker Trainer

Other requirements:

  • DV Security Clearance for which 10 years’ UK residence is a prerequisite – evidence will be required of any significant periods spent abroad in the last 3 years (as a guide 6 months or more)
  • A good level of fitness as the role requires manual handling
  • 3.5T UK full driving licence (or above) with a maximum of 3 points and no current DD/DR/TT point/disqualifications held for at least 12 months. The role will involve driving CTS vehicles around and between our client sites and CTS sites so candidates must be careful, professional drivers

CTS pay competitively 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, cycle to work scheme and uniform. We also provide comprehensive training and development opportunities for our staff.

If you wish to apply, please forward an up to date CV and covering letter to [email protected], or contact us on 01189 700 179 (Opt 5) for further information about the role.

Road Transport Deputy Planner

£28-35k plus benefits

Silchester, Reading

Monday to Friday rotating shifts: 07:00am-4:00pm/9:00am-6:00pm

Out of hours duty mobile coverage is part of the role on a rota basis.

We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to develop their existing traffic office experience gained in UK and International road haulage or courier. This is a varied and ever-changing specialist Road operation and you will be supporting the Lead Planner in planning resources & routing our core fleet across the UK and into Europe:

  • Positively liaising with customers to maintain high levels of customer fulfilment and satisfaction
  • Preparing pricing requests and quotes to win profitable Road business
  • Planning collections and deliveries for CTS vehicles – vans up to 44 tonnes (this is done manually on a white board taking into account the many variables e.g. cargo compatibility, drivers hours, driver qualifications, vehicle requirements and legal compliance)
  • Deputising for the lead planner, taking the lead on three daily board ‘rundowns’ to prioritise workload, interrogate the schedule and identify potential problems before they occur
  • Directing maximum use of resources and minimal fuel costs through forward planning and back-loading
  • Briefing and debriefing drivers – ensuring Driver Hours /WTD and Tachograph requirements are met
  • Accurate use of company software and systems to ensure efficient operations
  • Managing subcontractors
  • Driving towards agreed contractual KPI’s, financial and service goals for CTS

You will learn to competitively win jobs, allocate resources, plan and evaluate jobs, all in line with Road Transport Legislation and according to the appropriate ADR Regs and security protocols. You must be able to work flexibly with other members of the team, be highly organised and make decisions quickly.

Required:

  • Minimum 3 years’ domestic and international haulage/courier traffic office experience essential, preferably SME based
  • Multi-vehicle experience – vans up to 44T trucks – knows payloads/dims/weights
  • Specialist Logistics (High Consequence DG) knowledge beneficial but not essential as training will be provided
  • Self starter able to demonstrate strong commercial acumen
  • Good knowledge of key transport legislation essential. Transport Manager CPC (or Driver CPC) beneficial
  • Good route planning skills & strong geographical knowledge
  • Outgoing with ability to build strong relations with existing and future clients
  • Demonstrates proactive intervention to problem solving and improving outcomes
  • Able to prioritise: systematic, methodical, persistent & thorough approach to work
  • Positive, friendly, effective verbal and written communicator
  • Awareness of broker outsourcing and subcontracting
  • Experience in proactive sourcing of backloads/supporting traffic
  • A good level of mental agility with experience of manual planning/scheduling
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills
  • Competent IT user – TMS/WMS and Microsoft office suite
  • Previous experience working in secure transportation, aerospace, security or defence industries and/or project moves beneficial
  • Awareness of Employment and H&S legislation
  • Full driving licence (max 3 points, no DD/DR/TT points or disqualifications)

Security clearance is a requirement of the role. Applicants must have 5 years’ UK residency & a 5 year verifiable employment history.

To apply please send CV and covering letter explaining why suited to the role to [email protected]

Distribution Operative

c. £22-23.5k plus overtime

Silchester, Nr. Reading

An exciting vacancy has arisen to join our growing team in a highly varied role. You will need to be extremely adaptable and willing to undertake work across all our operations including warehousing, transporting high consequence dangerous goods by road either single manned or as part of a double manned team and providing logistics services including office moves on a local client’s site. Initially you will be trained in our warehouse and scanning centre operation whilst security vetting checks are completed. Once the necessary clearances are in place, you will be cross trained on the other parts of the operation.

Daily tasks will include:

  • Goods in/goods out – managing deliveries to unit, receiving goods in, checking freight against booking in criteria, picking and packing, preparing manifests and sorting freight.
  • Check and signing paperwork, PODs, scan barcode, logging deliveries manually and on WMS
  • Loading/unloading vehicles using fork truck
  • X-ray screening of post and cargo (NXCT, PAS 97 (Mail Screening & Security) and COS Air Cargo Security training will be provided)
  • Answering telephone calls, reworking & palletising freight, tidying/cleaning warehouse, stock taking
  • Driving as part of CTS crew
  • Office & furniture moves and other onsite logistics service provision

Hours:

The warehouse team work rotating 9½ hour daily shifts (with a half hour for lunch unpaid, i.e. 45 hour week) to cover the core operational hours of 0600 to 1900hrs. It is essential that applicants have flexibility to adjust their hours in line with changing business needs, to provide resilience across varying shifts and to be available for overtime which may include weekends (on a 1 in 4 rota).

Required:

  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Basic IT/computer skills, used WMS & PDAs
  • Previous warehousing experience
  • Current Reach and C/balance FLT (desirable)
  • Adaptable with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Strong customer service ethos
  • Physically fit, able to load and unload vehicles and undertake furniture/office moves as part of a team
  • Previous commercial driving experience desirable – careful driver (3.5T licence or above) with a maximum of 3 points and no current DD/DR/TT points/disqualifications

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 will be required to satisfy certain eligibility criteria including nationality rules and 10 years’ UK residency.

CTS pay competitively 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, cycle to work scheme and uniform. We also provide comprehensive training and development opportunities for our staff.

Casual Drivers/Operatives

£9.27-£12.24 per hour (depending on licence category)

Silchester, Nr. Reading and surrounding area

CTS is a provider of specialist supply chain logistics, that has been in operation for over 20 years. We’re looking for adaptable and flexible individuals who like variety, to assist with ad hoc porterage and driving duties.

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.

Your duties will also involve assisting with project furniture moves across our client’s sites, utilising the appropriate manual handling equipment to effect the most efficient service. This will include the movement of office furniture & IT equipment, delivery and installation/build of furniture.

As a casual worker, your working hours will vary dependent on the work available. This may include weekdays, overnight stays, weekends, early starts, late finishes, sometimes at short notice although at other times we will be able to offer work with in advance of 2 weeks’ notice.

Required:

  • Careful professional driver – some commercial driving experience advantageous
  • Clean driving licence (held for at least 12 months, max 6 points and no current DD/DR/TT points /disqualifications)
  • Physically fit, able to lift furniture, load and unload vehicles
  • Basic IT (for simple disconnection and reconnection of IT hardware)
  • Good practical DIY skills for dismantling/assembly/installation of furniture using hand tools and manual handling aids
  • Team player
  • Strong customer service ethos
  • Applicants must live within a 30 mile radius of CTS premises due

Generous overtime rates apply at weekends and bank holidays.

Security Vetting is a requirement and deployment as a casual worker is subject to obtaining and maintaining the necessary security clearance. Applicants will be required to provide proof of UK residency for the past 5 years. Nationality restrictions will apply and you must be a British citizen to apply for this role.

Please email for an application form and more information to: [email protected], stating driving licence category and hours availability.