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!

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Job Title

Head of Hub Operations

We have a fantastic opportunity available on our Night Operations team for a Head of Hub Operations.

The role holder will hold overall responsibility for the day to day running of the night operation and will develop and implement working methods, processses and systems which are efficient and effective in respect of service provision to the network, cost and productivity.

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 29 June 2018

See job description

Responsible to:         Operations Director

Skills/Knowledge/Experience:

  • A strong leader, with proven ability to drive and manage a team proactively
  • Previous senior management experience in an operational role (ideally from within the parcels industry)
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills
  • A good understanding of operational budget, productivity and service performance controls, possessing the ability to analyse detail and proactively act to deliver on planned targets
  • Possess excellent business judgement, with the ability to react quickly to changing/challenging circumstances
  • Strong health and safety awareness
  • Results driven - experience of working in a fast paced, time pressured environment
  • Project management skills, with the ability build a business case and engage key stakeholders to deliver a solution.

Main Responsibilities:

With responsibility for the direction and co-ordination of the day to day running of the night operation, your responsibilities will include:

  • Actively promoting a safety first culture within the Hub Operation ensuring all requirements regarding health, safety, the environment and quality are fully implemented and complied with
  • Planning, development and management of the operational systems, processes and working methods to ensure optimum productivity and delivery performance
  • Apply a management approach of continuous improvement, maintain controls and measures to deliver service, cost, and process compliance performance improvement
  • Management and control of the night operation budget by ensuring that activities are cost effective and levels of manpower and resources are managed effectively and efficiently
  • Planning operational resources, working processes and methods to ensure flexibility to meet the changing needs of the business and seasonal fluctuations in traffic
  • Oversee the development and succession of the Hub teams through the use of periodic personal reviews, setting and actively managing Individual development or performance improvement plans (which ever relevant) for all direct reports 
  • Development of a robust work plan that can be adapted quickly to meet unplanned and unforeseen circumstances
  • Develop a culture that is both commercially orientated and supportive of continuous change.

In addition to the above you will be required to:

  • Through effective leadership, management, motivation and direction of your key managers achieve operational excellence
  • Engage with the ‘whole’ business in respect of your work plans and methodologies.

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

Other Information:

Due to the nature of the role and seniority of the position flexibility is required in respect of working hours.  Although the role will be predominantly a night position you will be expected on occasions to attend meetings during the day.

APC is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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

Closing date for applications is Friday 15 June 2018.

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

The closing date for applications is Friday 08 June 2018

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

Closing date for applications is Friday 22nd June 2018. 

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

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 01 June 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 112 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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