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The Ice Co has a range of career opportunities across our 5 sites based in the UK, with a valued team of over 350 colleagues. Some sites produce The Ice Co packaged ice cubes 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.
  • Experienced Warehouse Operatives required - South Kirkby
    Permanent & Fixed Term
    April 1, 2019
    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 £9.00 (age 18 and over) and we also pay additional pay for 4 on 4 off shift pay, nights shift pay,  and overtime at time and a half.  If you are an active and qualified Reach Truck driver, we also pay premium rates of these roles.

    We offer permanent contracts, immediate starts, paid inductions, fully funded licences, free PPE, free parking, free refreshments, cashback healthcare plan and a contributory pension.  You even get free ice!

    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.

  • HGV Driver 4 on 4 off - South Kirkby
    Full Time Permanent
    May 10, 2019
    South Kirkby

    We are currently looking for Class 1 HGV Drivers to work a 4 on 4 off shift pattern. Start times are prearranged based on delivery and trunking requirements. Flexibility on start times is a very important part of this role.

    You must possess a valid and clean UK Class 1 Drivers licence with no previous convictions and must have a valid up to date CPC card.

    Applicants expected to have 2 years experience driving HGV C and E Class 1 vehicles and have a good geographical knowledge of the UK.

    BENEFITS

    • The rate of pay is £470.68 per week
    • Working a 4 on 4 off rotating shift pattern over 8 week cycle, working 4 shifts following 4 shifts off.
    • Overtime pay is available for additional shifts
    • Flexibility for nights out will be expected and subsistence allowance is paid in this situation (£26.50 per night)
    • Permanent Contract
    • Immediate start available
    • Uniform & PPE provided
    • Paid Induction
    • Free parking and free ice!
    • 20 days Statutory Holiday leave (equiv of 5.6 weeks leave per year)
    • Healthcare cashback scheme
    • Contributory pension scheme

    You can apply through Indeed by clicking the learn more and apply button now or either click the button to send your CV by email, or you can also download an Application form to print and send in the post (or you can drop off the form at one of our sites).

    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.

  • 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.

Speculative CV

Can’t see a suitable job currently advertised?

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 a 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.  We will need your email address to set you up as an employee.

    You will then receive an email job offer which explains the next stage, which is an on site induction.  This job offer will explain the terms of the role, how much you will get paid and all the important information you need to know.

    You will then receive an email invitation to join our HR platform and provide all your details ready for your first day.

    Induction

    Your first day will be the induction.  Important information about the health and safety obligations will be explained.  You may also receive a tour of the site and your working location (if you haven’t already).

    You will conduct some short e-learning sessions on a computer using our online training portal.  Each subject has an assessment to ensure you have understood the e-learning.  It will be on subjects such as health and safety, fire awareness, manual handling and even slips, trips and falls.  Our Drug & Alcohol misuse policy and our Attendance Objectives will also be explained to you in the induction.

    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.

    If you are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment such as safety shoes, high viability clothing or other items, this will be discussed with you at induction and they will be provided to you ready for your first shift.

  • 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.

  • Do I need to do anything before the induction?

    This will be explained in the job offer email.

    We do ask you to complete some information via our secure online portal to ensure we are ready for your first day at work.

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

    You must bring with you;

    • your proof of right to live and work in the UK

    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 or by emailling [email protected]

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