Transport Graduate

AF Blakemore - Logistics
18500.00 GBP Annual
10 Mar 2017
25 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Transport Graduate

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is one of the largest and most forward thinking family-owned businesses in the UK. The company began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store, and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now employs more than 8,000 people with a turnover of GBP1.3 billion.

Food and drink have always been the lifeblood of A.F. Blakemore and the business now entails retail, wholesale, distribution and shop fitting operations amongst its divisions.

A.F. Blakemore is the largest division of SPAR UK, owning 300 SPAR stores and serving 1,000 in total across England and Wales. The company is also the largest member of the Landmark Wholesale group and a significant supplier to the independent grocery sector across the UK.

A.F. Blakemore has always been committed to developing a loyal and dedicated workforce that is focused upon excellent customer service and behaving with integrity. The company has always strived to build partnerships with suppliers and trade partners while never underestimating the role that it plays within the communities it serves.

Underpinning everything that A.F. Blakemore does is the company's values statement, the Blakemore Way. This highlights what A.F. Blakemore stands for and the way that the company has always done and will continue to do business.

Position: Transport Graduate
Location: Wakefield
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: GBP18,500 pa, increasing GBP500 every 6 months for 2 years to GBP20,500 pa (subject to satisfactory performance)
Benefits: Contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, staff discount scheme, company sick pay scheme, long service awards, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme

About the role:

This role will give you an insight into the Logistics division with A.F. Blakemore, the first few months you will spend some time at their Transport head office in the West Midlands, getting a strategic overview into their group logistics plans and spending time with a current Transport Graduate. After this thorough 6 month induction you will then be based in their Foodservice division depot in Wakefield fulfilling a role within the Transport team.


- Ensuring that all areas of the Transport department are legally compliant
- To assist in the management of employees within the Transport department
- To ensure that all work is completed within deadlines and to a high standard
- To work on delivering change within the logistics division

About you:

To be considered for the scheme, you will be educated to degree level or equivalent, and hold a full UK driving licence.

You will be a self-starter, quick to take the initiative and spot new opportunities. Capable of building working relationships and networks with people from a range of backgrounds and cultures, you will be able to demonstrate integrity, a strong work ethic and uphold the company values and principles.

Key dates for the scheme:

Closing Date for Applications: 9th April
Date for First Stage Interviews: 17th April - 29th April
Date for Assessment Centre: 4th May
Start Date: 5th June

You may have experience of the following: Logistics Graduate, Transport Graduate, Training Scheme, Graduate Training Scheme, Distribution Graduate, Trainee, Retail, Wholesale, Distribution, etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK's leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.

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