Trainee Support Planner

  • Full-time

Company Description

Stobart are the largest, most sustainable logistics provider in the UK.

Through our unique model, we operate the largest user shared network that ensures maximum capacity whilst guaranteeing service and quality. Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we specialise in the Retail, Consumer, E-commerce and Manufacturing sectors, working with some of the worlds well-known brands.

Stobart joined the Culina Group in 2021 and became part of the largest, market leading, privately owned logistics provider in the UK. With a turnover in excess of £2.2million, a combined workforce of over 20,000 colleagues and a joint fleet of over 5,000 vehicles, they specialise in providing chilled, ambient, and industrial services solutions, covering the whole of the UK.

Job Description

What's the role? 

Stobart Ports, Felixstowe are looking for an individual who is ready to kick start their career in the Transport & Logistics industry. The role will ensure you are equipped with the skills to oversee, manage and monitor the daily activities of the depot's drivers, hit targets and ensure everything runs efficiently.

Main Responsibilities & Objectives; 

  • Manage costs and hit targets
  • Ensure all boxes are booked on to the relevant systems
  • Understand the duties of the Traffic Operator role
  • Backload to be completed on a daily basis
  • Ensure each truck has a VBS when arriving at port
  • Ensure vehicles and relevant information are put on the backload the day before the job
  • Driver cover sheets to be monitored each day for the next in case of changes
  • Research and understand drivers legal working hours and update knowledge with internal training if required
  • ETA's are monitored and late advices are entered at least 30 minutes before the booking time
  • Build effective relationships with drivers on your traffic sheets to ensure we have a content workforce


What we're looking for;

  • Stobart are passionate about developing individuals with a desire to succeed, therefore you must have an initiative to learn and ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment. 
  • Being a team-player is a key part of the role along with an ability to build and maintain strong working relationships. 
  • You must be familiar and have good working knowledge of Microsoft including Excel. 

Additional Information


  • 28 Days annual leave
  • Loyalty Bonus: 5 extra days holiday allowance after 5 years’ service / cash equivalent
  • Free full Stobart company uniform
  • Ongoing Training and Development opportunities
  • Free Parking
  • Pension Scheme – company 3% contribution
  • Death in Service
  • Colleague Performance Review Process 
  • Onsite canteens (subject to depot)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted gym membership at PureGym
  • Rewards App – discount on 100’s of brands
  • Refer a friend bonus
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