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Careers with Logistics

Job Roles Available

A variety of job roles exist within the Blakemore Logistics business.  These include:

  • Senior, middle and junior management positions
  • Buying assistants
  • Goods inwards operatives (counterbalance FLT licence required)
  • Replenishment operatives (reach FLT licence required)
  • Order pickers
  • Loaders
  • Stock control assistants
  • Warehouse and transport administration assistants
  • Recycling operatives
  • Customer service operatives
  • Class C and C+E drivers (appropriate licence required)
  • Hygiene assistants


Employee Training and Development

The training and development of the Blakemore Logistics workforce is seen as a critical ingredient to the ongoing success of the business.

All new starters receive a two week induction and participate in a job role familiarisation programme in order to prepare them for their career in logistics.

Formal review of individual performance objectives and development needs takes place on an annual basis, to help create ongoing personal development plans for all employees.

A variety of training and development activities are undertaken at all levels of the business, with a view to ensuring that employee skills and capability are developed and that succession planning opportunities for employees are encouraged.  These activities include:


Management

  • Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) programmes - levels 2, 3 and 4
  • Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) programmes - level 3
  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) food safety programmes - intermediate and advanced level
  • Core management skills training in recruitment, selection, performance review, discipline, absence control and behavioural management


Staff

  • NVQs in warehousing and storage, distribution, business administration and customer service - level 2
  • Driver CPC training (delivered internally)
  • Skills for life development, when requested by employees, targeting improved numeracy and literacy skills
  • Multi-skilling opportunities
  • First aid training
  • Fire warden training
  • Microsoft IT skills training
  • Warehouse to Wheels programme, enabling career development from Warehouse Operative to Driver


Blakemore Logistics was awarded centre status in 2009 for the delivery of Driver CPC training.  This investment allows us to provide all A.F. Blakemore drivers with annual training that meets both legal and business requirements.