Müller Milk & Ingredients has launched a recruitment drive hoping to fill over 150 full and part-time vacancies spanning across its dairy production and distribution.
These roles also include HGV drivers, driver trainers and driver apprentices.
The drive includes working with organisations and charities such as Veterans into Logistics, which helps train the ex-military get into work in the logistics sector.
The scheme also helps existing employees train and receive driver qualifications, through its apprenticeship scheme and an in-house ‘Warehouse to Wheels’ training programme.
According to the FMCG giant, despite last year’s industry-wide HGV driver shortages it still managed to successfully deliver over 99% of its deliveries to its retail partners over the course of the year.
However, the success was attributed to its logistics partnership with sister company Culina Group, which has over 5,000 vehicles, 22,000 employees at peak alongside 20 million sq ft of warehousing.
“The key to this success was threefold,” Müller Milk & Ingredients CEO Jon Jenkins said.
“The vast majority of our logistics operations are in-house rather than outsourced to a third party, we were able to work really closely and collaboratively with our customers and supplying farmers to find the right solutions, and of course, none of this would have been possible without the ongoing commitment and loyalty of our hard-working colleagues.”