Transport Operator - Nights

Pretty much everything we eat and everything we wear has a supply chain.  This makes the logistics industries one of the most complex, but most rewarding.  Want to be part of an industry where we can give you all the tools to grow your career, or whether you’d like to be successful as a Transport Operator, we have the role for you.

We are looking for a confident communicator who has a good level of IT competency who is comfortable working in a team which drives success both in service delivery and revenue.  We have a Transport Operator role based in Peterborough which could be a great opportunity for you.

Working 12 hours night shifts on 4 on 4 off shift pattern, this role offers you the opportunity to drive improvement towards delivering a first-class service to our customers whilst ensuring all deliveries and collections are on time. Having experience in a fast-paced environment, you will be working closely with the drivers, planning, warehouse & outlying depots to co-ordinate the transport operation. Communicating with drivers via telematics systems, and supporting the planners working alongside you, combined with a level of general administration duties, which are required for this position. Customer service is at the heart of DFDS and so it is important that you can engage and actively build relationships with our customers to ensure repeat business.

A good level of administration experience would be advantageous combined with an ability to work on your own initiative and flexibility to cover holidays and sickness. Demonstrating a driven approach to the work undertaken, making sure documentation is completed to the desired standards. You’ll be liaising with various stakeholders and dealing with any queries with may arise, so we’ll need you to work quickly but accurately. Maintaining professionalism, you will do your utmost to make sure all operational movements are completed on time and to the customers satisfaction, all monitored through robust KPI’s. If you enjoy an administration role and have proven reliability, with a flexible & adaptable way of working, then you could be well suited for this position.

Now about what we can give you.  You’ll be able to access some fantastic benefits such as:

  • Life assurance cover
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Free ferry travel for up to 4 guests between Dover and Calais / Newcastle and Amsterdam with no limit on trips
  • Full employee assistance programme including:
  • Proactive financial, emotional, mental, and physical health care support including face to face counselling, fast 24/7 access to a GP, a second medical opinion and legal support for colleagues and their family
  • Huge range of retail discounts from high street and online retailers
  • Cashback on health care including dental, optical, physiotherapy, prescriptions, specialist consultations and much more
  • Access to Thrive, our award-winning Wellbeing platform
  • Access to mental health first aid and opportunity to join support webinars with a focus on all areas of positive wellbeing


Who We Are…. DFDS provides shipping and transport services in Europe, generating annual revenues of EUR 1.9bn. To over 8,400 freight customers, we deliver high performance and superior reliability through shipping and port terminal services, and transport and logistics solutions. For six million passengers, we provide safe overnight and short sea ferry services. Our 10,000 employees are located on ships and in offices across more than 20 countries. DFDS was founded in 1866, is headquartered in Copenhagen, and listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. In the UK, DFDS prides itself on having signed the Armed Forces Covenant and membership of the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network. We have just been added to the CILT top 30 Logistics Providers List!


Interested? Apply now! If you’re looking for a varied role and have a desire to work in one of Northern Europe’s leading shipping and logistics company, please send us across your CV!



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