Careers

Thank you for the interest you have shown in our vacancies at our Head Office, based in Cannock, Staffordshire and at our Essington Hub, based in Wolverhampton.

All the positions we have available are listed below:

Job Title

Permanent Night Warehouse Operatives Roles

We are looking to recruit Full-time and Part-time Warehouse Operatives for our Night Operation at Cannock and Essington.

We have opportunities for applicants to work 30 hours a week, no experience necessary. Immediate start. No Agencies. 

In this role you will be:

  • Sorting parcels
  • Moving freight
  • Working Monday until Friday (5 days) - No weekends!
  • Paid £7.83 per hour
  • Provided with a unique 4 hour training session on practical skills required to carry out the duties
  • Permanently employed by APC Overnight

If you’d like to join the APC Overnight team apply today. We are interviewing every week with immediate start dates available.

Apply now!

Click here to fill in the application form.

Job Title

Linehaul Planner

Due to our fantastic growth we are looking to recruit Linehaul Planner to join our exisitng Transport team.

This role will report directly into the Head of Transport and will be responsible for maintaining and optimising the existing Linehaul schedule and activities tactically, whilst statically modelling and developing Linehaul solutions to support the growth and development of the business.

The role holder will also be responsible for planning and scheduling the movement of all Linehaul activities to meet the needs of the company and customers. You will need to effectively coordinate Linehaul plans with the transport and operational teams, manage the Linehaul schedule to provide optimal performance, whilst identifying the most cost-effective solutions. You will be expected maintain existing and develop new Linehaul reports and control processes.

Should you wish to apply for this role please send in a CV with a covering letter attached detailing any remuneration expecations you may have to: recruitment@apc-overnight.com.

Closing date for applications is Friday 31 August 2018.

Strictly no recruitment agents.

See job description

Skills/Experience:

  • At least 2 years’ experience and knowledge of transport planning operations
  • Advanced knowledge of transport management systems i.e. route optimisation package
  • Excellent communication skills and detail orientation
  • Must have ability to analyse and model complex data sets
  • Excellent understanding of transport commercial vehicle and O Licence legislation
  • Up to date knowledge of driver’s hours working time regulations
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritise and handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work as a team, be supportive and accomplish business goals
  • A good knowledge of Transport budgetary controls
  • Vendor management and knowledge of service level agreements relating to Linehaul operations required
  • The ability to analyse Linehaul KPI’s and compile reports to drive improvements in cost, service and compliance performance.

Main duties:

The main areas of responsibility and expectations for this role are as detailed below:

  • Model, develop and plan Linehaul solutions at tactical and strategic levels
  • To manage Linehaul projects from concept, develop business cases, plan implementation and evaluate against business case following completion
  • Develop Linehaul cost, service performance and compliance controls supported by relevant KPI reports
  • Apply a continuous improvement approach to all aspects of Linehaul operations
  • Maintain excellent stakeholder engagement within the company and across the Network to ensure optimal solutions are delivered
  • Maintain existing and develop new Linehaul plans and controls to meet the needs of the business
  • Plan and support 3rd party transport vendor management
  • Any other duties which support improvements to control, optimisation, compliance and performance of Transport & Linehaul operations.

Other Information:

As this role develops you may be required to develop your skills further

Job Title

Class 1 Driver

Due to our growth, we are currently looking to recruit a number of Class 1 drivers to join the existing Transport team. 

Working within the operation, main duties will include: Collecting and delivering freight to local depots, driving a tug master, moving trailers between sites, general relief driving.

Hours of work will be 50 per week, Monday to Friday - shift patterns to be confirmed. Flexibility is essential due to the nature of the business.

The successful applicant will have previous experience and good communication skills.  A class 1 licence (C & E) and valid digital card are essential and a forklift truck licence would be advantageous.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please email us directly at: recruitment@apc-overnight.com

Job Title

Maintenance Technician

Our Maintenance team is growing and we are looking to recruit a Maintenance Technician who will work alongside our Night Maintenance team with specific responsibilities for planned, preventative and reactive maintenance on all buildings, plant equipment, sortation equipment and conveyors.

The role holder will need to work both day and night operations to support the maintenance on site.

Main duties will include:

  • Conducting regular maintenance on the conveyor system along with repair as needed
  • Involvement in improvements and/or modifications to the system as necessary along with project work
  • Carrying out electrical/mechanical repair work
  • Installation or fault finding of new equipment and circuits
  • Ensuring health & safety policies and procedures are maintained and complied with ensuring all work carried out is in a safe and proper manner
  • Providing first line breakdown/defect repairs or support, there will be an element of on call on a rota basis
  • Any other duties as required.

The successful candidate will be 17th edition qualified, City and Guild to Level 3 Mechanical or Electrical, NVQ qualification in electrical principles or mechanical engineering to Level 3, have a good understanding of PLC Systems and pneumatic principles, high level of attention to detail, a proactive flexible approach, good organisational skills and a team player with the initiative to work on their won.

For further information please see the job description.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please send a current C.V. and covering letter, which should include salary expectations to recruitment@apc-overnight.com

APC Overnight is an Equal Opportunities Employer

No recruitment agencies.

See job description

Responsible to:   Maintenance Manager

Main Responsibilities:

The main duties that will be required of you within this position are:

  • To conduct regular reactive and preventative maintenance on the conveyor systems
  • To maintain and repair the conveyor systems 
  • To carry out any improvements/modifications deemed necessary to the conveyor system
  • To carry out any electrical/mechanical repair work, installation or fault finding of new equipment and circuits
  • To ensure that the company’s health & safety policy and procedures are maintained
  • To observe and comply with company health and safety policies and procedures and ensure that work is carried out in a safe and proper manner at all times
  • To provide first line breakdown/defect repairs or support to the night operation in the event of a mechanical breakdown (you will be on call on a rotating rota basis)
  • Work to resolve breakdowns with the Assistant Maintenance Manager
  • Any other general maintenance duties as the position requires
  • Involved in site improvements, Sortation system Modifications, project work.

Skills/Knowledge and Experience:

  • 17th Edition qualified
  • City and Guilds to Level 3 mechanical or Electrical. NVQ qualification in electrical principles or mechanical engineering to Level 3 or both
  • A good understanding of PLC Systems and pneumatic principles
  • Flexibility to cover Days or Nights when required
  • High level of attention to detail
  • A proactive approach
  • Good organisational skills
  • A team player
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • A forklift truck and access platform licence would be desirable, but not essential

Other Information:

As this role develops you may be required to develop your skills further. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Title

Javascript Developer (Full Stack)

We are currently looking to recruit a Javascript Developer (Full Stack) at our Head Office in Cannock, Staffordshire.

The Web Developer will be responsible for delivering reliable, high performing web applications and services to the APC business under the guidance of the Business Systems Manager.

In addition to delivering new solutions, the web developer will also have responsibility for supporting and potentially further developing existing web based systems.

To be successful in this role, the candidate needs to be analytical, showing good attention to detail, and be experienced in developing and delivering high quality code that is thoroughly tested.

Essential Skills:

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent in an IT relevant subject
  • Demonstrable maintenance of skill sets by continuous development and knowledge acquisition
  • Strong web development skills and a passion to deliver reliable, secure and high performance web applications that deliver business benefit.

For further details please see the job description.

Interested candidates should supply their GitHub username and/or link to their portfolio along with their CV, covering letter and salary expectations to recruitment@apc-overnight.com

APC Overnight is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
 
No recruitment agencies.

See job description

Job Title:                    Javascript Developer (Full Stack)

Location:                    APC Overnight is a leading nation-wide parcel company with depots throughout the UK and a national Sortation Hub located in Cannock, Staffordshire.  We pride ourselves on quality and outstanding levels of customer service.

Job Summary:         

IT is one of APC’s competitive differentiators and is facilitating the achievement of the company’s business objectives. Working closely with the appropriate business departments, internal IT teams and selected vendors, the Web Developer will be responsible for delivering reliable, high performing web applications and services to the APC business under the guidance of the Business Systems Manager. In addition to delivering new solutions, the web developer will also have responsibility for supporting and potentially further developing existing web based systems.

To be successful in this role, the candidate needs to be analytical, showing good attention to detail, and be experienced in developing and delivering high quality code that is thoroughly tested.

Interested candidates should their GitHub username and/or link to their portfolio along with their CV.

Responsible to:         Business Systems Manager

Performance Standards: 

The Web Developer will be operating across the IT and other business departments, and is expected to work in a professional manner and to a high quality level.

He/she will be responsible for the provisions of development estimates, development and testing of web based applications. APC methodologies will be adhered to.

Occasional out of hours working may be required as determined by project needs.

Essential Skills:

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent in an IT relevant subject
  • Demonstrable maintenance of skill sets by continuous development and knowledge acquisition
  • Strong web development skills and a passion to deliver reliable, secure and high performance web applications that deliver business benefit. Expected skills:
  • Server-side (NodeJS) and client-side Javascript
  • HTML5 and HTML templating languages (Pug, Handlebars etc)
  • CSS3 and CSS pre-processors (SCSS/LESS)
  • Git version control
  • Unit and Integration testing (TDD. Mocha, Chai etc)
  • Understanding of MVC and OO design patterns
  • Understanding of clean code principles and adherence to code style guides (StandardJS, ESLint etc)
  • Defensive Programming (Prevention of cross-script attack, sql injection, path manipulation)
  • Good code documentation and commit message writing
  • Comfortable on a unix command line

Advantageous skills:

  • Knowledge and experience of IT systems in a logistics business environment
  • Familiarity with ES6/ES7 features
  • Working in a continuous integration/deployment environment
  • Writing build and deployment automation scripts (Bash, Jenkins etc)
  • Front end JS frameworks (Vue, Angular, React, JQuery etc)
  • Server-side MVC frameworks (AdonisJS, Laravel, CodeIgniter)
  • Building and consuming RESTful web services 
  • SQL database design and query optimisation (MSSQL, MySQL) Experience of launching web applications on mobile devices through wrappers (IOS/Android) and/or progressive web application development
  • Scrum/kanban methodology
  • JavaScript build process – Webpack, Grunt, Gulp etc.
  • Message queuing (RabbitMQ, Kue etc)
  • Performance and scalability optimisation (Client-side and server-side)
  • User tracking and reporting (Google Analytics, Piwik etc)
  • E2E and functional testing (WebDriver, protractor etc)

Nice to have:

  • Contributions to open source software (Github, NPM)
  • Experience of designing and implementing micro service architectures
  • Experience of other server side web languages (PHP, .Net, Python, Perl, Ruby etc)
  • Linux web server management (Ubuntu, Nginx, PM2 etc)
  • Cloud server management (AWS)
  • Docker Containerisation
  • NoSQL databases (Redis, MongoDB)

Other Information:

The Depots and Hub staff work during the business day; major user activity also takes place at the Hub overnight and good IT cover is essential 24/6.  The IT Department is expected to deal with incidents not managed by our external providers.

APC Overnight is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Job Title

We are looking for talented people to join our Sales and Business Development team

We have various vacancies within our Network for enthusiastic, hard-working and results driven sales people.

If you have sales experience and a proven track record (in particular within the carrier industry) then please send over your CV and a covering letter including the type of role that you are looking for to:

The Human Resources Department, The Alternative Parcels Company Ltd, National Sortation Centre, Blakeney Way, Kingswood Lakeside, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 8LD

Alternatively you can email to sales.recruitment@apc-overnight.com

APC Overnight is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

No recruitment agencies.

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