Trainee Transport Planner

Position: Trainee Transport Planner

Location: Witham

Salary: £20,000

Hours: Monday – Friday / 0900 – 1800 – One hour lunch break.

Key Responsibilities – Trainee Transport Planner

The purpose of the role is to Plan and allocate the resources within the Pallet Network and local Transport fleet. As part of this role, you may be required to complete an apprenticeship depending on your experience.

Provide a friendly and helpful Driver Reception service, greeting each driver and allocating their vehicle keys and Manifest of work up, until the main shift commences.

Plan and allocate all Pallet Network consignments plus customer collections to the local Palletforce fleet ensuring optimum utilisation and profitability within the constraints of cargo availability, vehicle availability, customer requirements and legal restrictions.

Prepare and produce Vehicle and Load Manifests and customer paperwork and present to the Warehouse and assigned drivers.

Liaise with the Night Trunk drivers to identify and plan their arrival back at the depot.

Provide the main point of contact for drivers and other Pallet Network depots, resolving email and telephone queries and complaints courteously and efficiently.

Provide customer service support to the Palletforce team and frontline support to the other Palletforce

Assist the Line Manager in the management of the Fleet’s headcount and utilisation in conjunction with the Transport Manager, providing additional resources as required.

Be reactive to daily problems and be prepared to be reactive to emergencies.

Requirements – Trainee Transport Planner

Previous experience within a transport office or transport administration role desired.

Pass Grade GCSE in English & Maths.

Good communication skills.

Ability to learn and pick up new systems.

Good attention to detail.

Calm and ability to work under pressure.

Flexible approach to hours of work.


WR Transport & Logistics are the #1 recruitment partner for transport jobs and logistics jobs. We recruit UK wide for permanent and contract jobs.

WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Location Essex
Job titleTrainee Transport Planner
Consultant Tasha Bryant
Consultant Phone 023 9285 2314
Consultant Email
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