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

Ledger Supervisor

We are currently looking to recruit a Ledger Supervisor to join our well established Ledger team. This role will provide high quality, professional support in the function, ensuring all tasks are completed in a timely, accurate fashion, whilst providing support to the Ledger Manager.

Main duties will include, holding responsibility for both sales and purchase ledger functions, being proactive in projects to improve and strengthen current processes’ and reducing manual systems. Ensuring HMRC compliance, maintaining self-billing invoice systems, setting and enforcing purchase order limits, overseeing bank reconciliations and cash management and ensuring that agreements in place are adhered to.

The successful candidate will be AAT qualified, or qualified by experience, have excellent communication, organisation and timekeeping along with a logical methodical approach to work being enthusiastic, accurate and diligent. Strong Excel skills are required as well as having the ability to take ownership of tasks and projects.

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 Friday 27 April 2018.

See job description

Responsible to:         Ledger Manager

Skills/Knowledge and Experience:

  • Ability to take ownership of tasks & projects
  • AAT qualified or qualified by experience
  • Excellent communication, organisation and timekeeping skills
  • Logical and methodical approach to work
  • Accurate and diligent
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Enthusiastic

Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for both sales and purchase ledger functions, including:
    • Assisting with organising/prioritising daily workloads of Ledger Assistants and attendance at regular meetings
    • Maintaining customer and supplier databases and records
    • Processing new supplier applications and the management of credit terms (Ledger Manager approval required)
    • Entering, reviewing, updating and approving batches of Purchase Invoices
    • Preparation of depot invoices using bespoke systems
    • Ensuring invoices/credits are processed correctly and within acceptable timescales
    • Ensure appropriate authorisation and nominal coding of invoices
    • Confirming the accuracy of transactions and dealing with queries
    • Monthly review of outstanding logged invoices and purchase orders
    • Maintaining reconciliations and spreadsheets
    • Approval of supplier payments, including statement checks
    • Ensuring procedures are implemented correctly
    • Overseeing and approving discount schemes
    • Month end reporting in line with agreed timetables
    • Reporting and analytical work where required
    • Undertaking general office duties as required (inc. stationery management & filing)
    • Supervision of the Ledger Team in the absence of the Ledger Manager

 

  • Proactively undertake projects that include:
    • Reduction of supplier accounts and invoices
    • Improvement of supplier payment terms
    • Assess the procedures, spreadsheets and controls; report potential improvements and efficiencies
    • Improve interdepartmental links and information flow
    • Standardisation of processes and reduce manual processes
    • To ensure that process workflows are documented and kept up to date

 

  • In conjunction with the Ledger Manager:
    • HMRC compliance including the maintenance of a self billed invoice system
    • Setting and enforcing purchase order limits (management tiers / cost types)
    • Bank reconciliations and cash management
    • Ensuring that agreements are in place and adhered to i.e. contra payments and agents trading

 

  • Any other duties that the position may require
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 20 April 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

IT Infrastructure Engineer

We are currently recruiting for a talented IT Infrastructure Engineer to join our IT Team based at our Head Office in Cannock, Staffordshire.  This role will provide support to both our on-prem and cloud hosted systems. 

The post holder will have a broad skillset across a diverse range of IT Infrastructure technologies including server virtualisation, networking, security and backups.

Main duties of the role include:

  • Responding to 2nd and 3rd line escalations in a timely manner and restoring service as quickly as possible
  • Deep analysis into problems to isolate the root cause. Taking a methodical approach to problem solving and working with internal and external teams to develop and implement fixes
  • Implementing system changes in line with change control procedures, ensuring risk is correctly identified, managed and mitigated
  • Identifying areas of opportunity and improvement in terms of functionality, security, capacity, performance, resilience, process and service quality
  • Creation and maintenance of documentation including handover to 1st line support teams
  • Working collaboratively with internal and external teams to support all departmental project initiatives
  • Day to day support and administration/maintenance of the Windows/Linux Server estate and key Infrastructure applications, Active Directory, LAN, WAN and associated hardware
  • Provide a positive input into the design and implementation of new Infrastructure solutions, taking a lead role in the delivery of small projects where necessary
  • Keeping abreast of new developments in IT Infrastructure and how these may bring benefits to the business
  • Keeping abreast of emerging cyber threats and analysing any potential impact on APC’s environment, taking a pro-active approach and applying mitigation if necessary.
  • To participate in an out of hours on call rota.

For further information please see the job description.

Interested candidates should supply their current CV, covering letter and salary expectations to recruitment@apc-overnight.com

Closing date for applications is Friday 20 April 2018.

APC Overnight is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

No recruitment agencies.

See job description

Job Description

Job Title:                    IT Infrastructure Engineer

Location:                    APC Overnight is a nationwide parcel delivery company with depots throughout the UK and three sortation centres located in Cannock, Wolverhampton and Scotland.

Job Summary:           The IT Infrastructure Engineer is responsible for providing a professional support service for a large scale, hybrid IT Infrastructure.  The post holder will be expected to play a key role in the delivery of technically complex and challenging projects and will have a broad understanding and capability across a diverse range of technologies.

Responsible to:         IT Infrastructure Manager

Performance Standards:

You will be expected to complete your duties in a professional manner and to a high standard.  This will require out of hours working at times as the key business operation takes place during the night.  The successful candidate is expected to be flexible and on occasions, willing to work outside of normal working hours to support large scale projects and planned maintenance activities.

Skills/requirements:

  • 5+years’ experience working in a similar role, supporting enterprise class technologies
  • Experience working in a structured project environment and playing a key role in the delivery of Infrastructure projects
  • Experience working with public cloud, private cloud and hybrid models, specifically Amazon AWS and VMWare
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to isolate the root cause of problems
  • Strong experience with Windows Server 2012 / 2016 including Active Directory and DNS
  • Experience administering Linux based servers (Debian / Red Hat based)
  • Strong experience with VMWare vSphere 6, virtualisation and SAN storage
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to pinpoint the root cause of problems
  • Excellent knowledge of TCPIP principles, LAN’s, VLAN’s, WAN’s and routing
  • Experience configuring Cisco hardware and proficient with the IOS CLI
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365, specifically Exchange Online and Identity services
  • Experience with SQL Server 2008/2012/2016
  • Experience with network security appliances/firewalls, preferably Sonicwall or Cisco including policy creation and administration in-line with best practice
  • Sound understanding of cyber security, GDPR and IT security best practice
  • Experience with backup technologies – snapshot based
  • Experience with IP based telephony.

Advantageous requirements

  • Exposure to the logistics business sector
  • Any experience with enterprise class mobility solutions
  • ITIL certification or a good understanding of ITIL principles
  • PRINCE2 qualification.

Main duties:

  • Responding to 2nd and 3rd line escalations in a timely manner and restoring service as quickly as possible
  • Deep analysis into problems to isolate the root cause. Taking a methodical approach to problem solving and working with internal and external teams to develop and implement fixes
  • Implementing system changes in line with change control procedures, ensuring risk is correctly identified, managed and mitigated
  • Identifying areas of opportunity and improvement in terms of functionality, security, capacity, performance, resilience, process and service quality
  • Creation and maintenance of documentation including handover to 1st line support teams
  • Working collaboratively with internal and external teams to support all departmental project initiatives
  • Day to day support and administration/maintenance of the Windows/Linux Server estate and key Infrastructure applications, Active Directory, LAN, WAN and associated hardware
  • Provide a positive input into the design and implementation of new Infrastructure solutions, taking a lead role in the delivery of small projects where necessary
  • Keeping abreast of new developments in IT Infrastructure and how these may bring benefits to the business
  • Keeping abreast of emerging cyber threats and analysing any potential impact on APC’s environment, taking a pro-active approach and applying mitigation if necessary.
  • To participate in an out of hours on call rota.

As a member of the IT team the following would be expected:

  • To organise individual time effectively, prioritise own workload and meet deadlines
  • Be confident and capable of participating in multiple active projects in parallel
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism in dealing with APC senior management, customers, and suppliers
  • The ability to work on one’s own initiative with minimal supervision
  • Any other relevant duties as the position requires. 

Other Information:

There will be a requirement to provide on-site support at our remote sortation centres in Essington, Wolverhampton and Bellshill, Scotland.  The successful candidate should therefore be flexible to travel and overnight stays and hold a full UK driving licence.

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 20 April 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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