Logistics firm opening doors to potential employees in new recruitment drive

Published: 31 Aug 2017

Newton Aycliffe logistics firm Stiller Warehousing and Distribution is set to open its doors to potential employees as part of its latest recruitment campaign.

Stiller, well-known for using innovative ways to recruit staff, is looking to take on at least four new HGV drivers as part of its latest growth plans.

The family-run firm is hosting a recruitment open morning at its premises on Aycliffe Business Park on Saturday September 9 (8am-midday).

It’s an ideal opportunity for those interested in taking up a driving job, and potential candidates will be able to meet some of the firm’s staff, take a look at some of its equipment and learn about the type of work it does.

It’s the company’s latest new way of trying to recruit drivers after previous successful initiatives, including an ‘earn as you learn’ programme which recruited four new staff.

Managing director Matthew Stiller said: “We’re gearing up for more growth as well as the busy Christmas period so we need at least four new drivers.

“We’re specifically looking for qualified class C and C+E HGV drivers, but no minimum experience is required, so we want to talk to people who have just passed their HGV test, forces leavers and young drivers.”

Stiller successfully launched its own in-house “earn while you learn” training pathway programme in summer 2016, with four people completing it successfully.

The firm has also previously run successful programmes to attract ex-servicemen and overseas employees in a bid to combat a nationwide shortage of drivers.

Some of the benefits of working for Stiller Warehousing and Distribution include day shift set-salary positions and working with a modern vehicle fleet.

Stiller recently invested £280,000 in four new Iveco vehicles which include a number of state-of-the-art safety features.

The latest spend in equipment, people and facilities – including two new warehouses costing more than £1.8m between them – took the company’s total spent to almost £7m in the last three years.

Stiller provides cost-effective warehousing and distribution services to businesses in the North-East region as well as commercial property lettings and is also a member and major shareholder in Palletline, a national cooperative network of 70 companies.

Its 20-acre site in Aycliffe stores goods and parts for well-known national brands as well as local businesses including Gestamp Tallent and 3M.

• Interested class C and class C+E drivers can turn up on the day, but for more details call 01325 313140.