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The Ice Co has a range of career opportunities across our 6 sites based in the UK, with a valued team of over 300 colleagues. Some sites produce The Ice Co packaged ice cubes, some bottle Blue Keld spring water and some store and distribute frozen products from The Ice Co Storage & Logistics cold stores.

We regularly need new team members to help us cover busy times during Summer and over Christmas. If there is not a current vacancy you are interested in, feel free to send us your CV via the speculative CV area further down the page.

Current Vacancies

We often have a number of jobs available across our sites including full time, part time and seasonal.
  • Qualified & Licensed Warehouse MHE Drivers - South Kirkby
    Permanent & Fixed Term
    April 26, 2018
    South Kirkby

    Our busy temperature controlled warehouse in South Kirkby, West Yorkshire is always open to receive applications from qualified material handling equipment drivers with valid licences.  If you wish to send your details, you will be contacted if any suitable roles are vacant.

    You must be experienced in and qualified to drive trucks such as Counterbalance, Reach, Fork Lift, Very Narrow Aisle, or Flexi.

    Cold Store Operatives are responsible for the receipt and despatch of product through the temperature-controlled warehouse, ensuring incoming products are correctly stored and located and outgoing product is correctly identified, picked and loaded. This role is also responsible for manually lifting and moving cases, boxes and individual items of chilled and frozen products from/to pallets and containers in readiness for blast freezing, cold storage or loading for delivery

    This work can be strenuous and regularly involves heavy lifting, so applicants must be in good physical condition with no back or mobility problems. The product to be lifted may weigh up to 25kg.

    Various shift patterns are worked on this site, including days and nights, 4 on 4 off shifts or 5 day shifts.

    Rates of pay start from £7.83 (age 18 and over) and we also pay additional pay for 4 on 4 off shift pay, nights shift pay, attendance pay, VNA pay and overtime at time and a half.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Must have experience of working in a fast moving chilled/frozen warehousing environment
    • Must have experience of driving Material Handling Equipment
    • Applicants must be in good physical condition with no back or mobility problems
    • Should be proficient or experience in the use of RF Handheld Scanner
    • A valid First Aid certificate would be advantageous but is not essential
    • Should be flexible and willing to help colleagues as requested to meet the needs of the business.

    Click the button to send your CV by email. Or you can download an Application form to print and send in the post (or you can drop off the form at one of our sites).

    It’s important to include details of the type of licence you hold, its expiry date and the brand of truck you have experience driving.

    Your details will be stored securely by the HR Team and you will be contacted if a suitable vacancy arises.  Read our Privacy Notice for more details.

  • Deputy Manager - Preston
    Permanent
    October 19, 2018
    Preston

    We wish to recruit a Deputy Manager (who is experienced in warehousing or distribution) to work within a busy third party storage and logistics office.

    Our Deputy Manager must be committed to providing the best possible service to our customers.  You should be organised, helpful, friendly and have experience working with customers/clients. You should be a great communicator and have experience dealing with queries and will be expected to be responsible for resolving issues that may occur. You should be flexible and willing to help out to get the job done.

    Applicants must have MHE experience

    BENEFITS

    • Competitive annual salary to be discussed at interview
    • Working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday days 9am to 5pm
    • Paid rest breaks
    • 28 days holiday leave
    • Holiday pay calculated using 12 month’s average earnings
    • Immediate start available
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Healthcare cash back scheme

    To learn more about the requirements and responsibilities of this vacancy please click the Learn More & Apply button. This takes you to Monster’s online job site where you can apply online.

    Monster is our preferred method for applications. If you don’t have a Monster account, don’t worry. It’s quick and easy to register.

    If you can’t apply online, you can email your CV and a cover letter. Or you can download an Application form to print and complete for posting (or so you can drop off the form at one of our sites).

  • Class 1 HGV Driver (Mon-Fri) - South Kirkby
    Permanent
    August 27, 2018
    South Kirkby

    APPLICANTS MUST HAVE 2 YEARS LGV CLASS 1 EXPERIENCE

    As a Class 1 HGV Driver at The Ice Co Logistics you are responsible for ensuring that customers receive their deliveries in a timely fashion and in good condition. Working within the frozen food supply chain you will be driving C and E category vehicles and trailer nationwide and a range of delivery points large and small.

    BENEFITS

    • Working Monday to Friday shift pattern
      • Inclusive annual pay £30,144 per annum(equivalent to £115.94 per day)
    • Additional shifts when required within the Working Time Directive regulations
    • Overnight subsistence allowance paid at £23.00 per night
    • Flexibility regarding working hours is required
    • 28 holidays per year including Bank Holidays
    • Immediate start available
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Healthcare cash back scheme
    • Free secure on site parking

    To learn more about the requirements and responsibilities of this vacancy please click the Learn More & Apply button. This takes you to Monster’s online job site where you can apply online.

    Monster is our preferred method for applications. If you don’t have a Monster account, don’t worry. It’s quick and easy to register.

    If you can’t apply online, you can email your CV and a cover letter. Or you can download an Application form to print and complete for posting (or so you can drop off the form at one of our sites).

  • Class 1 HGV Driver - South Kirkby
    Permanent
    July 31, 2018
    South Kirkby

    As a Class 1 HGV Driver at The Ice Co Logistics you are responsible for ensuring that customers receive their deliveries in a timely fashion and in good condition. Working within the frozen food supply chain you will be driving C and E category vehicles and trailer nationwide and a range of delivery points large and small.

    BENEFITS

    • Working ‘4 on 4 off’ shift pattern within a 16 week cycle
    • Inclusive annual pay £23,995 per annum (equivalent to £131.48 per day)
    • Additional shifts when required within the Working Time Directive regulations
    • Flexibility regarding working hours is required
    • 20 holidays per year including Bank Holidays (equivalent to 28 days’ annual leave)
    • Weekends/Bank Holidays which fall on your scheduled ‘4 on’ days are normal working days unless holiday is authorised in advance
    • Immediate start available
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Healthcare cash back scheme

    To learn more about the requirements and responsibilities of this vacancy please click the Learn More & Apply button. This takes you to Monster’s online job site where you can apply online.

    Monster is our preferred method for applications. If you don’t have a Monster account, don’t worry. It’s quick and easy to register.

    If you can’t apply online, you can email your CV and a cover letter. Or you can download an Application form to print and complete for posting (or so you can drop off the form at one of our sites).

  • Cold Store Operative (Various Shifts) - South Kirkby
    Permanent
    August 27, 2018
    South Kirkby

    The Cold Store Operative is responsible for the receipt and despatch of product through the temperature-controlled warehouse, ensuring incoming products are correctly stored and located and outgoing product is correctly identified, picked and loaded.

    This role is also responsible for manually lifting and moving cases, boxes and individual items of chilled and frozen products from/to pallets and containers in readiness for blast freezing, cold storage or loading for delivery.

    This work can be strenuous and regularly involves heavy lifting, so applicants must be in good physical condition with no back or mobility problems.  The product to be lifted may weigh up to 25kg.

     BENEFITS

    • 4 ON 4 OFF NIGHTS 12-hour shifts – 18:00-06:00
    • Inclusive annual pay £20,883 per annum (equivalent to £9.54 per hour)
    • 4 ON 4 OFF DAYS 12-hour shifts – 06:00-18:00
    • Inclusive annual pay £18,213 per annum (equivalent to £8.31 per hour)
    • MON-FRI NIGHTS 5 x 10-hour shifts – 20:00-06:00
    • Inclusive annual pay £23,890 per annum (equivalent to £9.19 per hour)
    • Pay includes basic pay, night shift allowance and attendance bonus.
    • Authorised overtime is required occasionally to cover holidays and is paid at x1.5 basic pay
    • Paid rest breaks
    • Equivalent of 5.6 weeks statutory holiday leave
    • Holiday pay calculated using 12 month’s average earnings
    • Weekends/Bank Holidays which fall on your scheduled working days are normal working days unless holiday is authorised in advance
    • Fully funded conversion or refresher training available for FLT certificates
    • Personal Protective Equipment provided
    • Immediate start available
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Healthcare cash back scheme

    To learn more about the requirements and responsibilities of this vacancy please click the Learn More & Apply button. This takes you to Monster’s online job site where you can apply online.

    Monster is our preferred method for applications. If you don’t have a Monster account, don’t worry. It’s quick and easy to register.

    If you can’t apply online, you can email your CV and a cover letter. Or you can download an Application form to print and complete for posting (or so you can drop off the form at one of our sites).

  • Hygiene Operative - South Kirkby
    Permanent
    September 13, 2018
    South Kirkby

    We are currently looking for a Hygiene Operative responsible for cleaning around internal and external site.  This is a physically demanding role which involves manual handling activities involving the usage of industrial cleaning equipment, so applicants should be physically fit and be willing to work in chilled and frozen environments as well as working outside in all weathers.  May also include climbing ladders, using platforms, working at a high level, cleaning with chemicals and using hot water.

     BENEFITS

    • 40 Hours Days over 5 days per week
      • Inclusive annual pay £16286 per annum (equivalent to £7.83 per hour)
      • Pay includes basic pay
    • Authorised overtime is required occasionally to cover holidays and is paid at x1.5 basic pay
    • Paid rest breaks
    • 28 holidays per year including Bank Holidays (holiday pay calculated using 12 month’s average earnings)
    • Weekends/Bank Holidays which fall on your scheduled working days are normal working days unless holiday is authorised in advance.
    • Immediate start available
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Healthcare cash back scheme

    To learn more about the requirements and responsibilities of this vacancy please click the Learn More & Apply button. This takes you to Monster’s online job site where you can apply online.

    Monster is our preferred method for applications. If you don’t have a Monster account, don’t worry. It’s quick and easy to register.

    If you can’t apply online, you can email your CV and a cover letter. Or you can download an Application form to print and complete for posting (or so you can drop off the form at one of our sites).

  • Stock Checker - South Kirkby
    Permanent
    October 23, 2018
    South Kirkby

    We are looking to recruit a Stock Checker who will control planned checks on customers stocks.  This is a perfect opportunity for someone with experience in a storage or inventory environment, the ideal candidate will have a meticulous eye for detail check checking stocks and out loading of finished goods.

    BENEFITS

    • DAYS 12 hours shifts ‘4 on 4 off’ within a 8 week cycle 06:00-18:00
      • Inclusive annual pay £19,295 per annum (equivalent to £8.81 per hour)
      • Pay includes basic pay and attendance bonus
    • Authorised overtime is required occasionally to cover holidays and is paid at x1.5 basic pay
    • Paid rest breaks
    • 20 holidays per year including Bank Holidays (equivalent to 28 days’ annual leave).
    • Weekends/Bank Holidays which fall on your scheduled ‘4 on’ shift are normal working days unless holiday is authorised in advance
    • Fully funded MHE training available for FLT certificates.
    • Immediate start available
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Healthcare cash back scheme

    To learn more about the requirements and responsibilities of this vacancy please click the Learn More & Apply button. This takes you to Monster’s online job site where you can apply online.

    Monster is our preferred method for applications. If you don’t have a Monster account, don’t worry. It’s quick and easy to register.

    If you can’t apply online, you can email your CV and a cover letter. Or you can download an Application form to print and complete for posting (or so you can drop off the form at one of our sites).

  • Warehouse Operative Part Time - South Kirkby
    Permanent
    October 12, 2018
    South Kirkby

    4 on 4 off Days Part Time 6 hour Cold Store Operative (job share)

    The Cold Store Operative is responsible for the receipt and despatch of product through the temperature-controlled warehouse, ensuring incoming products are correctly stored and located and outgoing product is correctly identified, picked and loaded. This role is also responsible for manually lifting and moving cases, boxes and individual items of chilled and frozen products from/to pallets and containers in readiness for blast freezing, cold storage or loading for delivery

    This work can be strenuous and regularly involves heavy lifting, so applicants must be in good physical condition with no back or mobility problems.  The product to be lifted may weigh up to 25kg.

     BENEFITS

    • 4 ON 4 OFF DAYS – 6 hours shifts – working hours to be agreed between 06:00-18:00 each shift
      • Inclusive annual pay £9,286.32 per annum
      • (equivalent t £8.48 per hour and full time pay of £18,572 per year
      • Pay includes basic pay and attendance allowance
    • Additional hours may be required to help cover holidays
    • Paid rest breaks
    • Equivalent of 5.6 weeks statutory holiday leave
    • Holiday pay calculated using 12 month’s average earnings
    • Weekends/Bank Holidays which fall on your scheduled working days are normal working days unless holiday is authorised in advance
    • Fully funded conversion or refresher training available for FLT certificates
    • Personal Protective Equipment provided
    • Immediate start available
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Healthcare cash back scheme

    To learn more about the requirements and responsibilities of this vacancy please click the Learn More & Apply button. This takes you to Monster’s online job site where you can apply online.

    Monster is our preferred method for applications. If you don’t have a Monster account, don’t worry. It’s quick and easy to register.

    If you can’t apply online, you can email your CV and a cover letter. Or you can download an Application form to print and complete for posting (or so you can drop off the form at one of our sites).

  • Storage Administrator - South Kirkby
    Permanent
    November 6, 2018
    South Kirkby

    We are looking to recruit an experienced Administrator (ideally with warehousing or distribution experience) to work within a busy third party storage and logistics office.

    Our Administrators must be committed to providing the best possible service to our customers.  You should be organised, helpful, friendly and have experience working with customers/clients. You should be a great communicator and have experience dealing with queries and will be expected to be responsible for resolving issues that may occur. You should be flexible and willing to help out to get the job done.

    BENEFITS

    • Annual salary £18,571 paid monthly
    • Working 45 hours per week Monday to Friday days
    • Authorised overtime is required occasionally to cover holidays and is paid at x1.5 basic pay.
    • Paid rest breaks
    • 28 days holiday leave
    • Holiday pay calculated using 12 month’s average earnings
    • Immediate start available
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Healthcare cash back scheme

    To learn more about the requirements and responsibilities of this vacancy please click the Learn More & Apply button. This takes you to Monster’s online job site where you can apply online.

    Monster is our preferred method for applications. If you don’t have a Monster account, don’t worry. It’s quick and easy to register.

    If you can’t apply online, you can email your CV and a cover letter. Or you can download an Application form to print and complete for posting (or so you can drop off the form at one of our sites).

  • I chose The Ice Co because my interviewer was friendly and made me feel at ease, he was also really passionate about how the business is progressing and that made me want to be a part of it. I enjoy working here, the staff and management are friendly and every day there is a different challenge to overcome which keeps me busy and thinking on my feet constantly. I have always felt valued in my role at The Ice Co and feel like my job matters.
    Mark, Joined 2015, Stock Control, South Kirkby
  • I started at The Ice Co in August 2000, this was my first interview after leaving College. I really wanted to work and did not want to go back to college so I took the job. I enjoy working at The Ice Co as I get to carry out a variety of jobs of which I fully enjoy and feel a valued member of the team. The Ice Co is a friendly place with management that have a compassionate and understanding attitude to all staff.
    Kath, Joined 2000, Deputy Manager, Preston
  • I chose The Ice Co because of its professional set up and good equipment. It is the best transport company I have worked for and I feel I am not just a number but part of family. The continued growth and great morale makes me want to stay here. The management and planners are really flexible and helpful. I have the best truck and team I have ever worked with and there is a friendly and fun atmosphere! If you don’t polish your truck, you will have me to deal with!
    Paul, Joined 2015, Logistics Driver, South Kirkby
  • I chose The Ice Co because it is a long running family business with good prospects. The managers that I had my interview with were friendly and showed genuine interest in me as a candidate, which helped me to relax and helped me to come across as myself. I honestly LOVE working at The Ice Co!! I enjoy my role and working as part of a team with everyone here. Who knew ICE could be so interesting! If you have an interview, my tip is to know what we are about, it’s not all about the ICE.
    Gayle, Joined 2011, Receptionist, South Kirkby
  • I was looking for a challenging career that would push me to my full potential. I started as an Apprentice before getting promoted and have worked here ever since. I like working for The Ice Co as I get to work with such a positive and helpful team of staff. Working here has presented me with many opportunities to better myself and push my career forwards.
    Nicola, Joined 2011, Coordinator, Newcastle
  • I started with The Ice Co at 16 years old as an apprentice engineer and over the past 11 years, with the support of the company, have worked my way up to become the Engineering Supervisor. Over this time, I’ve seen the company grow and make significant improvements to the sites across the group and this constant improvement is the reason I want to stay at The Ice Co. Its a company that has a friendly team orientated atmosphere. If you work hard for the company, they will work hard for you.
    Josh, Joined 2008, Engineering Supervisor, South Kirkby

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships offer valuable job experience, great qualifications and the chance to develop your skills whilst working alongside experienced staff.

Here at The Ice Co we offer our apprentices great opportunities to progress their careers.  Many previous apprentices have successfully completed their studies and gained prominent roles in the business.

Learn more about any current apprenticeship opportunities here; https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch

If you would like to send us your details for any future apprenticeship opportunities, please send us your CV with a cover letter explaining the type of apprenticeship you are looking for.  Be honest, keep it simple and ensure you explain why you are interested in working for The Ice Co.

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Feel free to send us your details and CV and we will contact you should a suitable job become available.





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Useful To Know

Coming for an interview? Applying for a role?

Here is some information that is useful to know
and should help you prepare.

  • Application stages

    Online application

    Once you have found an online vacancy, you will be asked to apply online via the Monster.co.uk job site, or we will ask you to submit a current CV which provides information about your education and career history. 

    If you have completed any work based training or have any additional qualifications or certificates, it’s important to include them on your CV.  

    For advice on how to create a CV and to get tips on making your CV stand out, please visit  https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/get-a-job/cv-tips 

    Please ensure your CV has your most up to date daytime telephone contact number and your email address.  It’s a good idea to set up a voicemail on your phone, so you will receive a message from us if we don’t get to speak to you when we call.

    Right to Work

    You must be able to prove your right to live and work in the UK.  You will be asked to bring evidence of this if invited to join The Ice Co.

    Telephone Interview

    Depending on the role, and the working location, a member of our team may call you to conduct a short telephone interview.  You will be asked a few questions, so we can understand your suitability for the role.  This call shouldn’t last longer than 15-20 minutes.

    You may be asked why you are interested in working for The Ice Co, so perhaps you should do some preparation for this question.

    On site Interview

    The on site interview is a chance for us to learn more about you, and for you to see where you will be working if you are successful in your application.  We will discuss your skills and the type of roles you have held in the past.

    You will be expected to provide specific examples based on your past experience, these type of questions are known as competency-based questions.  We may also ask you what you know about The Ice Co, so we suggest you do some research on this website about what The Ice Co does!

    Depending on the role you have applied for, you may also be shown around the factory or the working area. Please ensure your clothing is suitable for interview, and you adhere to the dress code explained in the Useful to Know section.

    The on site interview shouldn’t last longer than 1 hour unless you are told otherwise.

    Job Offer

    You’ve got the job! Congratulations!  At this stage, a member of management will telephone you to make a conditional job offer.  You will be invited to an on site induction.  Your first day of work and rota going forward will be discussed and agreed with you at this stage.  Your written job offer and contract will follow in due course.

    Induction

    Depending on the role, you may be asked to attend an induction session before your first day of work.  The induction consists of a site tour, an introduction to working for The Ice Co and some online training for health and safety.  The online training ensures you know important information about staying safe at work, for example our fire safety rules, important signage on site and manual handling techniques.  This induction may take place on your first day of work.

    Timescales

    We do receive lots of applicants when we are recruiting and our selection process can take time.  We hope we can count on your patience.  You will hear from us as the process moves forward.

  • How will you contact me?

    Once you have applied, please check your emails and your voicemails regularly, as we will call you or email you if you have progressed to the next stage.

  • What should I wear for the interview?

    Clothing should be business appropriate, clean and free from creases.

    Sports clothing, Vests or Crop tops are not permitted (including logos with offensive remarks or inappropriate slogans).

    Jeans or trousers are acceptable, but leggings, skinny jeans, ripped clothing or combat style trousers are not permitted.

    Footwear should be dark and smart in appearance.  Trainers are permitted providing most of the surface is dark in colour. As you may be shown around factory or warehouse environments, footwear should be flat and fully enclosed.

    If you need more information about the dress code in your particular area of work, please speak to the person who invited you to the interview.

  • How do I find the location and is parking provided?

    When you are invited to interview, the site location will be explained to you.  If you need more help finding the location, please call the person who invited you to the interview, or our Head Office Reception team can help on 01977 655800.

    Free employee parking is provided on all our sites.

  • Should I arrive early?

    Please arrive on time for your interview, but ensure you allow for travel time and a little extra for traffic and to allow you to find the site.   If you are running late, or have any issues finding the site, please call the person who invited you to the interview or our Head Office Reception team on 01977 655800.

  • What is proof of right to live and work in the UK?

    We have a legal obligation to check the eligibility of individuals to work within the UK prior to the commencement of employment.

    To enable us to do this, please can you bring:

    • Your original passport showing British citizenship or that you are a national of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, National Identity Card or Residence Permit.

    OR a combination of;

    • your Full birth or adoption certificate
      AND
    • your national insurance card or a P45 or P60 issued from a previous employer.

    You will be asked to present your original documents as stated above. If you are unable to do so you will not be permitted to commence your induction and the offer of employment will be withdrawn.

  • What should I bring to my induction/first day of work?

    You must bring with you;

    • your bank details
    • your national insurance number
    • your proof of right to live and work in the UK
    • details of your referee
    • emergency contact details

    If you are unable to provide this information, your first day of work may be delayed.

    If you have your P45 from your previous employer, please also bring this with you on the day.

    If your role involves driving a company vehicle, you should also bring your photo card driving licence and expect to provide details of your driving record.

  • I have questions about the job offer, who should I speak to?

    If you have questions about the job offer, the contract or any terms in the employee handbook, you can discuss this with your line manager.  Alternatively you can talk to the HR team by calling 01977 655800.

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