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.

No experience necessary. Immediate start. No Agencies. 

In this role you will be:

  • Sorting parcels
  • Handling freight
  • Working Monday until Friday (5 days) - no weekend working required
  • 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

Multi Skilled Maintenance Technician

We are currently looking to recruit a Multi-skilled Maintenance Technician in our Maintenance Department.

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager you will work with the maintenance team conducting planned, preventative and reactive maintenance on all buildings, plant equipment, sortation equipment and conveyors, ensuring that health and safety policies and procedures are followed.

The successful candidate will be 17th Edition qualified or City and guilds to level 3 in mechanical or electrical maintenance. They will have a good understanding of PLC systems and pneumatic principles and a high level of attention to detail. Flexibility will be required with regard to your working hours.

To apply for this role please forward a current CV and covering letter, detailing your salary expectations to ercruitment@apc-overnight.com

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Job Description

Job Title:              Maintenance Technician

Location:              The position is based at the National Sortation Centre/ Essington

The APC is a nationwide parcel company with depots throughout the UK.  We pride ourselves on providing quality and outstanding levels of customer service

Responsible to:   Maintenance Manager

Summary:            To work with the maintenance team with specific responsibilities for planned, preventative and reactive maintenance on all buildings, plant equipment, Sortation Equipment, conveyors.

Main Duties:

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.

Requirements:

Essential:

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

Desirable:

Forklift Licence
Access Platform Licence

Hours:

37.5 hours per week to be worked Monday to Friday – . Flexibility required

Other Information:

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

The APC is an Equal Opportunities Employer.          

Job Title

Bailing Machine Operative

We are currently looking to recruit a Bailing Machine Operative in our Maintenance Department.

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager you will be responsible for operating the bailing shrink wrap machine ensuring that it is working correctly, checking shrink wrap levels, basic maintenance of the machine and recording and logging quantities and defects.

The successful candidate will have a knowledge of the correct manual handling procedures, be proactive and flexible with a willingness to assist the maintenance team to complete daily tasks.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy please sent a current CV and covering letter to recruitment@apc-overnight.com

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Job Description

Job Title:                    Bailing Machine Operative

The Company:           APC Overnight is the UKs largest next day delivery network, with more than 112 local depots covering all areas of the country. 

Job Summary:           To operate our Bailing shrink-wrap machine to package products according to levels of shrink wrap in the yard.

Responsible to:         Maintenance Manager

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

Proactive and flexible approach, team player with a professional attitude.
Good communication skills.
Be role adaptable, achieving the maintenance teams daily tasks.
Understanding of the correct manual handling procedures.
Understanding of Health and Safety.

Main Responsibilities:

Check daily shrink wrap levels, setting up with bailing machine accordingly
Loading and unloading of wrapped products, observing the operation of the machine to ensure wrapping is performed correctly and make any adjustments to the operation as needed. Ensuring the product is taken to the drop off area for Forklift Drivers to move.
To log and record quantities of products wrapped and report on any quantities and defects to the Maintenance Manager
Basic maintenance on the shrink-wrap machine: banding levels, cleaning out, grease checks
Create and keep an inventory of supplies informing the Maintenance Manager of any orders required.
Any other duties as required

Other information:

This is a physically demanding role, with lots of heavy lifting, and standing for long periods of time.

Hours of work: 08.00 – 16.00, Monday to Friday.

The APC is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Strictly no agencies

Job Title

Management Accountant 12 month Fixed Term Contract

APC Overnight is the UK's largest next day delivery network, with more than 112 local Depots covering all areas of the country. We put our customers first and pride ourselves on offering a first class service.

We are currently looking to recruit a Management Accountant for a 12 month fixed term contract. This will be a varied role to support the Head of Finance with a mix of routine weekly, monthly management accounts including reporting on key data and financial analysis. With the other side of the role focusing on project and adhoc work which will evolve as you develop in the role.

Main duties will include: assisting with production of the monthly management accounts, cost variance and analysis, maintenance of balance sheet control accounts, journals, accruals and prepayments, nominal reconciliations, fixed asset management, payroll, daily cost analysis to improve accuracy and identify added value reporting opportunities.

The successful candidate will be qualified ACCA or CIMA, have experience in a similar role, be enthusiastic with a flexible approach and be able to work on own initiative. Excellent communication and presentation skills are needed, along with a strong Excel and analytical background.

For further details please see the job description

To apply for this position please send your current CV and covering letter, detailing salary expectations to recruitment@apc-overnight.com

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Job Description

Job Title:  Management Accountant – 12 month Fixed Term Contract

The Company:

APC Overnight is the UKs largest next day delivery network, with more than 115 local depots covering all areas of the country. 

Job Summary:

This will be a varied role to support the Head of Finance with a mix of routine weekly, monthly management accounts including reporting on key data and financial analysis. With the other side of the role focusing on project and adhoc work which will evolve as you develop in the role. The Finance team is continually improving, and you will play a key part in this.

Responsible to:         Head of Finance

Skills/Knowledge and Experience:

Qualified ACCA, CIMA or equivalent
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Enthusiastic and flexible approach, and able to work on own initiative
Strong Excel and analytical skills
Excellent time management and organisational skills
SAP knowledge preferable

Main Responsibilities:

Assisting with production of the weekly and monthly management accounts
Excellent analytical skills - An ability to analyse financial performance, identify trends and provide recommendations
Liaising with stakeholders on financial matters
HMRC and Government compliance including VAT returns
Budgeting and forecasting
Payroll support
Project support
Adhoc analysis and reporting
Review and maintain department controls and best practice

Other information:

37.5 per week to be worked Monday – Friday 

The APC is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Job Title

Supervisor (Night Operations)

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Supervisor to join our well established Night Management team to ensure the efficient running of our night operation.

Joining our team you will be a key part of our future and success and will support the Hub Operation to:

  • process in the region of 200,000 items
  • train, develop and lead by example to 440 permanent Warehouse Operatives & FLT drivers
  • look after 112 depots
  • ensure every parcels journey continues and reaches its destination
  • maintain high customer service levels & expectations
  • uphold our excellent H&S compliance (we have already been awarded with a bronze ROSPA)
  • continue to make improvements to our Operation in order to achieve further efficiencies
  • co-ordinate daily resource allocations to ensure we achieve our KPI's

This is a fantastic vacancy with endless career progression opportunities!

If you want to find out more about this vacancy, or apply please send in your CV with a covering letter attached detailing any salary expectations to our HR team at nights.recruitment@apc-overnight.com

Closing date for applications is Friday 19 October 2018.

Job Title

Permanent Night FLT Roles

Do you have a valid Counterbalance FLT license? If so, we are currently recruiting for night FLT drivers based at both of our Cannock and Essington hubs. Apply now!

  • Full time position
  • £8.50 per hour
  • Unique 4 hour training session on practical skills
  • Immediate start
  • 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.

Click here to apply. 

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.

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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

Lost Property Office Assistant

APC Overnight is the UK's largest next day delivery network, with more than 105 locations covering all areas of the country. We put our customers first and pride ourselves on offering a first class service.

We are currently looking to recruit a Lost Property Office Assistant to join our well established Lost Property team. This role will assist in the identification and logging of unidentified freight and its repatriation.

Main duties will include sorting, repacking and forwarding unidentified freight, investigating unlabelled freight, high accuracy data input and processing and updating spreadsheets and manifests.

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and experience of dealing with customers in a professional manner. They will have a proactive approach to their work, a high attention to detail, problem solving abilities and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

For further details 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:

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 recruitment@apc-overnight.com

Closing date for applications is Monday 21 May 2018

APC Overnight is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

No recruitment agencies.

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Job Description

Job Title:                   Lost Property Assistant

Location:                    APC Overnight is a nationwide parcel company with 105 locations throughout the UK.  We pride ourselves on quality and outstanding levels of customer service.

Job Summary:           The main objective is to assist in the identification of freight and the day to day duties required within the Day Operations team.

Responsible to:         Lost Property Supervisor

Performance Standards:     You will be expected to complete your duties in a professional manner and to a high level.

Skills/requirements:

  • Professional telephone manner
  • Basic experience of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good organisational skills
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Security conscious

Main duties:

  • Sorting the unidentified (UID) freight, repackaging and forwarding on when necessary
  • Investigating unlabeled freight and labelling matched goods
  • Liaising with depots and customers regarding UID goods
  • Dealing with incoming calls
  • Data inputting
  • Develop a working relationship with depots by handling questions and concerns with speed and professionalism
  • Follow up customer enquires that are not immediately resolved
  • Recognise and advise the Lost Property Manager of trends in customer calls
  • Assist the Lost Property Supervisor with arranging same day collection and deliveries when necessary
  • Processing and updating manifests, spreadsheets and APC website
  • Other general operational (day) duties as the position requires
  • A strict adherence to the UID policies and procedures in place 
  • Provide a comprehensive support function to the Lost Property Supervisor

This list is not exhaustive and you may be required to perform additional duties

Hours of work:            37.5 hours per week

Other Information: Flexibility will be required to cover holidays and sickness, absence etc.

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

APC Overnight is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Job Title

Night Operations Manager

We are currently looking to recruit a Night Operations Manager based at our National Sortation Centre in Cannock, Staffordshire. As one of a team of four managers you will assume operational and leadership responsibility for night operations at our National Sortation Centre. This will involve management of health & safety, resources, systems and processes to ensure the operation performs compliantly, efficiently and effectively.

The role holder will have responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating performance improvements and applying continuous improvement measures to provide the best possible service to our Network and Customers. 

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

  • Provide strong leadership and empower the operations management team with clearly defined responsibilities
  • Ensure all requirements relating health, safety, the environment and quality are fully complied
  • Overall responsibility for resource planning, quality and service performance within the operation
  • Create and maintain a committed, engaged and high performing workforce
  • Manage and control the night operation activities to meet budgeted unit costs whilst maintaining exceptional service
  • Manage employee performance, conduct issues, disciplinary meetings, grievances and absences etc.
  • Develop continuous improvement management practices. Delivering efficiency improvements to achieve cost reductions, at the same time as driving improvements in service and compliance
  • Maintain and deliver robust senior management reporting systems and timely accurate analysis of KPI data
  • Actively promote a strong cross functional team working ethos to ensure effective cross functional communication and the provision of a high level of support into the night operation

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

The closing date for applications is Friday 13 July 2018

APC Overnight is an Equal Opportunities Employer

No recruitment agencies.

See job description

Job Title: Night Operations Manager     

The Company: APC Overnight is the National Sortation Centre for a network of 105 independent locations covering all areas of the country.  We pride ourselves on delivering a first class service.

Job Summary: As one of a team of four managers you will assume operational and leadership responsibility for night operations at our National Sortation Centre. This will involve management of health & safety, resources, systems and processes to ensure the operation performs compliantly, efficiently and effectively. The role holder will have responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating performance improvements and applying continuous improvement measures to provide the best possible service to our Network and Customers.

Responsible to: Head of Hub Operations

Skills/Knowledge/Experience:

The role holder would be expected to have the following skills and experience:

  • Exceptional people leadership skills
  • Recognised health & safety qualification and relevant experience of managing safety management systems.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Budgetary experience, the ability to proactively manage costs to achieve P&L budget, whilst maintaining / improving service.
  • Ability to operate proactively and quickly to changing/challenging circumstances
  • Industry experience (obtained within a parcels or logistics environment)
  • Analytical and project management experience, with the ability to lead and manage process and performance improvement changes.
  • Results driven - experience of working in a fast paced, time sensitive environment

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • The main areas of responsibility and expectations for this role are as detailed below:
  • Provide strong leadership and empower the operations management team with clearly defined responsibilities.
  • Ensure all requirements relating health, safety, the environment and quality are fully complied.
  • Overall responsibility for resource planning, quality and service performance within the operation.
  • Create and maintain a committed, engaged and high performing workforce.
  • Manage and control the night operation activities to meet budgeted unit costs whilst maintaining exceptional service.
  • Manage employee performance, conduct issues, disciplinary meetings, grievances and absences etc.
  • Develop continuous improvement management practices. Delivering efficiency improvements to achieve cost reductions, at the same time as driving improvements in service and compliance.
  • Maintain and deliver robust senior management reporting systems and timely accurate analysis of KPI data.
  • Actively promote a strong cross functional team working ethos to ensure effective cross functional communication and the provision of a high level of support into the night operation. 

This list is not exhaustive and you may be required to perform other duties as the role develops.

Other Information:

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

APC 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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