The current state of the job market in Suffolk
The Suffolk town of Felixstowe, where A & S Recruitment is based, is home to the largest container port in the UK and one of the principal ports in Europe. Much of the Suffolk employment market therefore revolves around the port and jobs in shipping, transport, warehousing and port logistics. Arable farming and tourism are also major contributors to the local economy.
What is life like as a lorry driver?
Driving a heavy goods vehicle for a living can be very different to almost any other job. Some drivers report spending around 300 days each year away from home. Whether you primarily drive around the UK, or in Europe, or even further afield, clearly you will see all sorts of new places and massively expand your horizons.
What are some of the different roles within the shipping industry?
A&S Recruitment is based in Felixstowe, which is home to the largest container port in the UK and one of the principal ports in Europe. We always have a wide range of shipping jobs available, and these might include:
The pros and cons of having a job that takes you away from home
There are many jobs where you arrive at the same office at roughly the same time each day, before leaving at around the same time each day. However, there are also other roles where you are constantly travelling, examples might be: some sales roles, consultancy, driving jobs, or various jobs in the shipping industry.
So, what are the advantages and disadvantages of taking a job involving extensive travel?
Want to Become a HGV Driver? Here’s What You Need to Know
The freight industry is currently booming, and the demand for drivers of vans, trucks and other large vehicles is steadily increasing.
Large or heavy goods vehicle (LGV/HGV) drivers, also called lorry drivers, work to transport and deliver goods from suppliers to customers. If you want to become an HGV driver, you would be working from warehouses, depots and distribution centres and travelling to different locations in the UK and abroad. The usual load is 7.5 tonnes or over, including articulated lorries, tankers, rigid trucks, trailer wagons and transporters.
A&S Recruitment has hit a notable milestone this month as it confirms a new contract with BAP.
BAP Group Ltd is the largest independent Logistics Operator in the Felixstowe Area. The contract is designed to help further enhance operational efficiency while enabling BAP to meet existing and future dynamic business needs.
The contract with BAP sees A&S delivering drivers to work out of The Port of Felixstowe. The landmark is reached after BAP added trucks to their fleet. Continue reading “Leading recruitment specialists A&S working with BAP”
Our new table, chairs and bench have arrived ready for summer! We look forward to meeting with clients and candidates out on our balcony in the warm sunshine! Pop down and see us soon for a coffee and a catch up on your candidate/job search! 12 Summit Business Park, Langer Rd, Felixstowe IP11 2JB Continue reading “Balcony weather!”