Fork Lift Truck Drivers (Reach and VNA)

Location
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Salary
Good rates of pay
Posted
24 Mar 2021
Closes
21 Apr 2021
Ref
NMC6081485
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Fork Lift Truck Drivers (Reach and VNA)

This is an exciting opportunity that A.F. Blakemore are recruiting for, in preparation for the opening of their brand new, purpose built multi temperature depot in Bedford.

We are looking for experienced Fork Lift Truck Drivers (17 positions).  The purpose of the job is the accurate and efficient replenishment, ferrying and bulk storage control within the depot.

Looking for people for the each of the following shifts:  Ambient/Chilled 6am-2pm,   2pm-10pm and Freezer 6am-2pm ( 3 week rota to cover weekends, rest day during week, 1 weekend off in 3) and Ambient/Chilled 10pm-6am night shift.

A.F. Blakemore's new Bedford depot is the largest investment made by the family run company. Boasting a size of 160,000sq feet, multi temperature, serving the companies large customer base, built with innovation and the future in mind.

The site will have new lithium Ion Fork lift & picking trucks, mixture of Mercedes and Scania HGV’s (Class 1 & 2) to be used by the circa 230 colleagues.

Sustainability has always been a focus for the company, and the Bedford depot is no different, solar panels and rainwater harvesting along with supporting staff to enable them to cycle to work.

You will be joining a forward-thinking family-owned business which began life in 1917, growing from humble beginnings into a company that now employs more than 7,500 people with a turnover of £1.1 billion. A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is the 60th largest privately owned business in the UK. We are committed to developing a loyal and dedicated workforce that is focused upon excellent customer service and behaving with honesty and integrity.

Some Key Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Qualifications Required

  • Must Have Reach Truck and VNA Truck licences
  • Numerate and literate          
  • Appropriate vehicle / equipment operator licences
  • Demonstrable experience in operation of vehicle / equipment (as appropriate)
  • Experience in warehousing and distribution
  • Use own initiative

If you have the desire to work, with drive and determination, then this could be the role for you!

Vacancy: Fork Lift Truck Drivers (Reach and VNA)

Location: Bedford

Salary: Starting at £9.75p/h rising to £10.00p/h after 6 months - There is an opportunity to earn a performance related bonus of up to 15% on top of your hourly rate of pay.

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time - Looking for people for the each of the following shifts:  Ambient/Chilled 6am-2pm,   2pm-10pm and Freezer 6am-2pm ( 3 week rota to cover weekends, rest day during week, 1 weekend off in 3) and Ambient/Chilled 10pm-6am night shift.

Interested? Click Apply now!

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