Stiller on recruitment drive again to cope with continued growth

Stiller on recruitment drive again to cope with continued growth

Newton Aycliffe logistics firm Stiller Warehousing and Distribution is set to open its doors to potential employees as part of its latest recruitment campaign as it aims to cope with continued growth.

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

And the family-run firm is hosting a recruitment open morning at its premises on Aycliffe Business Park on Saturday, June 19 (10am-12midday).

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.

Stiller successfully launched its own in-house “earn while you learn” training pathway programme in previous years and has also previously ran 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.

The firm’s managing director Matthew Stiller said: “We pride ourselves on recruiting our own drivers and putting them through training and we’re gearing up for continued growth over the course of the next year.

“We’re specifically looking for qualified 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 recruited 25 new jobs earlier this year to accommodate recent growth, with roles including HGV drivers, forklift drivers, administrative roles in transport operations and customer service representatives.

The new positions, which boosted Stiller’s staff numbers, came after the firm’s sales grew to £16.1m last year, up from £15.2m in 2019.

Stiller recently invested £500,000 in a new vehicle maintenance facility and £550,000 in 14 new HGV trailers and three new trucks which will also increase the firm’s capacity.

It takes the company’s investment in property, facilities and people to more than £12m in the last six 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.

  • Those interested in registering for Stiller’s Recruitment Day must register in advance for one of four 30-minute slots by calling 01325 313140 or email info@stiller.co.uk.