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 for ADR work

Reading/Basingstoke area

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 regular driving work. You will be transporting specialist cargoes including dangerous goods and other high consequence, security sensitive goods. 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, follows procedure, shows meticulous attention to detail and has a positive ‘can do’ attitude. You must be well presented with good geographical knowledge.

Experience with high security/high value, multi-drop, double manned and international driving would be an advantage and holding an ADR licence (including Classes 7) is beneficial although not essential as training will be provided for the right candidates.

Hours & pay:

Start times will vary depending on your runs although likely to be 0500 dispatch from our premises in Silchester, Reading.

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

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 may 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

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.

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.

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

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]

Road Transport Lead Planner

£35-40k 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 ambitious Road Transport Planner with proven traffic office planning experience to plan resources & route our core fleet across the UK and into Europe. This is a varied and ever-changing operation and the successful candidate will be results orientated with previous experience of scheduling gained in either road haulage or courier. Throughout the day you will be:

  • 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)
  • 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

It will be your responsibility 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
  • Commercially aware self starter with experience of pricing and winning business
  • Good knowledge of key transport legislation essential. Transport Manager CPC (or Driver CPC) beneficial
  • Excellent 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
  • Experienced in broker outsourcing and subcontracting
  • Proven success 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)

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.

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.