Fowler Welch, a UK supply chain and logistics expert specialising in flexible, reliable and cost effective supply chain services for major names in both supply and retail, has an exciting opportunity for a Transport Operator Apprentice to join their team in Teynham!
Working in partnership with The Real Apprenticeship Company, we are looking for a dedicated individual with a drive to succeed, so this could be the role for you. The Scheme is open to any individual who is looking to be developed into a highly skilled Logistics/Transport Professional.
What will I be doing?
As an Apprentice you will undertake a comprehensive modular training program for a minimum of 12 months.You will be learning about how to plan the effective utilisation of drivers, vehicles, sub-contractors and agencies to ensure that the products are collected from our suppliers and delivered to our customers in full, on time and safely; you will learn about Drivers’ hours, Tachograph and Working Time legislation and you will learn about ensuring that our vehicles are legally compliant and that all relevant information is recorded correctly.
On successful completion of the 12 month training programme you will have achieved a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification in Supply Chain Operator (Traffic Office) and will have secured a full time permanent Transport Operator position.
What will I need?
Skills, Knowledge & Competencies Required:
You will need to have:
·Ability to use your Initiative
·Excellent planning and organisational skills
·An adaptable and flexible approach to work
·Effective written and verbal communication skills
·Good team-working skills
·Thoroughness/attention to detail
·Computer literacy – proficiency in Word and Excel
·An appreciation of Customer Service
It would be beneficial if you have:
·Experience of working within transport and/or logistics environment
What Training will I be given?
Over a 12 month period, you will be learning through different methods – on-the-job practical training; classroom style learning and work-shadowing colleagues - towards achieving a nationally recognised Level 2 Supply Chain Operator - Traffic Office Apprenticeship.
Functional skills in Mathematics and English will be provided if required.
What will I receive financially?
As a Transport Operator Apprentice you will be paid a competitive market rate each month progressing through a pay structure so on successful completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship Scheme you will transfer onto the Depot’s appropriate Transport Operator rate.
Other Company Benefits include:
-Company Pension Scheme
-Life Assurance and Employee Assistance Programme
-Health Cash Plan
- A range of discount schemes with major retailers, DIY stores, leisure facilities, restaurants, health clubs/gyms….
How do I apply?
If you are interested in joining our Apprenticeship Scheme in the first instance please log onto The Real Apprenticeship Company’s website: www.thereal.academy
To join our Apprenticeship Scheme and to join us on the ROAD TO SUCCESS you will need to attend an Assessment Day on Monday 4th March 2019. This will give you the opportunity to meet us and find out about a Logistics /Transport career with Fowler Welch.All Apprenticeship appointments are conditional upon having a satisfactory medical assessment