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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Part-Time Security Van Drivers

Reading/Basingstoke & South of Basingstoke

We have immediate vacancies for part time van drivers to expand our crew in the Reading area to service new business we have won. We’re looking for adaptable and flexible individuals who like variety, for regular driving work. 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 well presented with excellent geographical knowledge.

Experience with high security/high value, 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.

Required:

  • Careful professional drivers with commercial driving experience
  • ADR (particularly Class 7) desirable, although training will be provided
  • Clean driving licence (held for at least 12 months, max 6 points and no current DD/DR/TT points /disqualifications)
  • Physically fit, able to load and unload vehicles
  • Basic IT (for PDA use)
  • Team player – work will include double manned driving
  • Strong customer service ethos
  • Applicants must live within a 30 mile radius of RG7 2PQ due to early starts/late finishes and rapid response requirements

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 5 years’ UK residency and 5 year employment history in the UK with no gaps in excess of 28 days.

Hours & pay: 30 hours per week M-F, with opportunities for overtime (M-F) and occasional weekend work. Start times will vary depending on your runs although likely to be 0500 hours dispatch from our premises in RG7.

£9.77 per hour rising to £10.28 post probation. Overtime rates apply at weekends and bank holidays.

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

Please send CV and covering letter (or email requesting an application form) to [email protected], stating driving licence category and hours availability.

Road Transport Manager

c. £45k pa

Silchester, Nr. Reading and surrounding area

We have an immediate vacancy for an experienced Road Transport Manager to manage all aspects of CTS’ day to day road operation and service delivery.

Operating a wide range of vehicles from small vans to 44t trucks, serving both UK and European customers, the role will be accountable for compliance against security and safety regulations, for profitable vehicle operations and for developing our service delivery of various freight types, creating a technical “centre of excellence”, in support of the company’s Dangerous, Delicate, Difficult mantra.

The ideal applicant will have hands on experience of load and run planning to optimise resource utilisation, applying their strong commercial knowledge and acumen to managing costs and driving margin appropriate to the specialist market in which CTS operates.

Exceptionally organised, applicants must be able to demonstrate a successful track record of managing and motivating a team since an expectation of this role will be to champion the Company’s values and standards of professionalism, strategic focus, adaptability and integrity.  We are looking for an individual who sets and maintains high standards for themselves and their team.

This is an excellent career development opportunity for the right candidate as comprehensive training will be provided in the Carriage of Dangerous Goods, prohibited firearms and classified information.

Required:

  • Minimum 5 years working within a RT Manager role in UK & European road transport industry (essentially haulage, ideally courier) accountable for operational excellence, man management, fleet management, meeting weekly revenue targets and customer KPIs
  • Strong business and commercial acumen
  • Some experience of specialist logistics moves
  • Strong man management and leadership skills
  • In depth knowledge of UK/International haulage industry, trucks, trailers etc.
  • SME (£5M-£10M) experience
  • Working knowledge of all relevant Road Transport legislation
  • National and International CPC

Desirable:

  • Educated to degree level/Level 6 CILT
  • Experienced in the transport of Dangerous goods (UN Classes 1-9 specifically Classes 1 & 7) by Road
  • Experienced in the transport of PMA or Section 5 Prohibited Firearms by Road
  • Experienced in the road transport of known freight under Aviation Security regulations.

Hours:  Out of hours duty mobile cover as part of an ‘on call’ rota is a requirement of this role.

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

Successful candidates will be required to undergo Security Vetting.

Please apply by sending your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Warehouse Operative

Silchester, Nr. Reading and surrounding area

We are looking to recruit an Operative to join our Warehouse team. The individual will need to be multi-skilled to be able to rotate around the various ‘stations’ within our scanning & storage operation although training can be provided to fill any skills gaps:

Goods in

  • Manage deliveries to unit, receive goods in, check freight against booking in criteria & Level 2 PAS97:2015 specifications, check and sign paperwork, PODs etc., scan barcode, log deliveries manually and on WMS (carrier, consignment details, end recipient/building)
  • Unload vehicles using fork truck

Screening

  • X ray Screening of post and cargo (NXCT, PAS 97 (Mail Screening & Security) and Cargo Operative Air Cargo Security training will be provided)

Goods out

  • Goods out (picking, packing, barcode scanning & sorting freight into stillages/cages/pallets for delivery, preparing manifests, loading & sealing vehicle)

General duties including providing resilience for admin tasks to other parts of the CTS operation, answering telephone calls, reworking & palletising freight, tidying/cleaning warehouse, stock taking, occasional driving as part of CTS crew

Required:

It is essential that you are a very customer focused individual who understands the importance of adhering to the highest standards with regards to security & quality protocols and customer expectations. Exceptional attention to detail and a positive ‘can do’ attitude is vital to be a successful part of the ‘slick’ operation required of the warehouse team. The role involves a high degree of manual handling of freight. Basic computer skills are important to be able to be trained to use the CTS Warehouse Management System). A driving licence (maximum of 3 points and no current DD/DR/TT points/disqualification) is also essential.

Hours:
The 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). We require the successful applicant to routinely work the late shift (0930 to 1900 hours) however it is essential that applicants have flexibility to adjust their hours in line with changing business needs and to provide resilience for the other shifts of 0600-1530 hours & 0730-1700 hours.

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

If interested, please forward your CV and cover letter to [email protected] or telephone 01189 700169 Option 5 to request an application form or more information.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo Security Vetting.

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 dependant 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