Apprentice Transport Operator

Apprentice Transport Operator

AKW Global Logistics are recruiting an Apprentice Transport Operator to join their team at their site in Manchester.

Salary: National Minimum Wage, Age Relevant.

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Manchester (M32)

AKW Global Logistics are recruiting an Apprentice Transport Operator to join their team at their site in Manchester. The role will assist in the planning and execution of collection and delivery schedules via the most cost efficient and cost-effective means, in line with the business objectives, customer service levels and current legislative requirements.

  • Course: Supply Chain Operator
  • Additional benefits:
  • Life assurance 
  • Pension
  • Full Uniform and PPE
  • Onsite Parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Loyalty Awards (recognises employees with 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years’ service)
  • Employee benefits and discounts across a range of top brands (including shopping, travel, motoring and days out)


About the job:

  • Full utilisation of IT systems and vehicles to ensure accurate and appropriate allocation of driver/vehicle/loads/back loads and trailers and communicate plans to external and internal customers to improve both the efficiency of the department and the Group;
  • Assist in ensuring there are sufficient staffing levels are in place at all times, including agency staff, to meet/exceed customer requirements;
  • Assist in Managing driver hours by authorising driver timesheets on a weekly basis and auditing and updating hours against the relevant systems to guarantee they are compliant to all regulations;
  • Communicate effectively to all internal and external customers, to include but not limited to; load sheets for the warehouse, handovers to relevant individual / department, workshop for vehicle and trailer maintenance and servicing and key stakeholders for operational delays to ensure a smooth and efficient service is being delivered;
  • Work as part of a team and participate in cross training initiatives to provide effective cover in a colleague’s absence;
  • Identify, communicate and drive any continuous improvements to continually develop the operation of the business;
  • Operate a high standard of general housekeeping and work in a safe manner complying with all health and safety regulations in order to maintain a clean, safe and tidy working environment;
  • Maintain clear communication with other colleagues and Drivers to ensure customer KPI’s and targets are achieved and maintained, to include Driver debriefs, manifest review and updates to any amendment /notes
  • Completion of the external and internal apprenticeship scheme to a high standard.


Your knowledge, skills and experience:

  • GCSE’s at grade A-C in English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent) 
  • Working knowledge of the Highway Code, EU tachograph requirements, Working Time Regulations, Road Transport Regulations
  • Working knowledge of transport operation systems
  • Geography
  • Health and Safety regulations
  • Organisational and time management
  • Critical thinking, using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions
  • Effective communication skills at all levels both verbal and written
  • Collaboration with other departments and companies within the Group
  • Numeracy
  • IT & computer literate


We are an equal opportunities employer whom encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds. We are recruiting now for this role. To apply please forward your CV with any relevant experience listed, to [email protected] or apply online here.

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