Müller Milk & Ingredients has announced it is looking to recruit 75 HGV drivers.
The recruitment push was confirmed at recent visit to the FMCG giants Manchester depot by the Minister for Defence People and Veterans, and Aldershot MP, Leo Docherty, and representatives from the non-profit organisation, Veterans into Logistics.
The purpose of the visit was to see first-hand how the company is working with Veterans into Logistics to place ex-military personnel into work as drivers. So far, through its partnership, Müller has hired 30 veterans in full time employment as HGV drivers.
“We know that first-class customer service is crucial for our retail partners,” newly appointed joint CEO Liam McNamara said.
“The vast majority of our logistics operations are in-house, rather than outsourced to a third-party, and despite the industry wide driver shortages in 2021, this ensured successful delivery of over 99% of our deliveries.”
Müller has also further developed its apprenticeship scheme and in-house “Warehouse to Wheels” training programme. This has seen 67 people qualify as full time HGV driver.
McNamara added: “As labour shortages continue to be one of the key issues facing the food supply chain, we have built some outstanding partnerships with organisations like Veterans into Logistics, and implemented some unique thinking within our own business to help tackle this problem ourselves.”
“We have 75 great HGV driver opportunities, across our sites, to help us deliver our products. If you have the skills and qualifications, and want to help with our aim to become Britain’s private label dairy leader, please do get in touch.”
New employees will be given the appropriate training, depending on experience.