Work for us

Longs of Leeds may be a family business – but with over 160 employees we are certainly an extended family. We value and take care of our staff, and put the development of our people at the top of our agenda

Our roles

We offer permanent HGV driving positions based at either our Hull or Leeds depots. In addition, we have plenty of opportunities for talented people to join our busy transport office.

 

Why work with Longs of Leeds? 

We are proud of our family culture, ensuring our employees are treated as individuals and not just a number. We consider giving our staff a voice at all levels to be a vital ingredient in our long history. Training is a big part of what we do at Longs of Leeds and we’re always keen to aid progression.

 

Who we are looking for?

At Longs of Leeds we want to invest in the people who can help our business grow for another 100 years. No matter what role we’re hiring, we want professionals who are passionate about delivering great customer service.

We welcome new and experienced drivers who are flexible in their approach to work and who have excellent communication skills. Prospective drivers will need to have the relevant LGV licence, Digital Tachograph Card and DCPC. 

HGV Class 1 Driver – Trampers

We are looking for permanent HGV Class 1 Trampers based either at our Leeds or Hull depot. Newly qualified drivers are welcome to apply.

Shifts available: Monday to Saturday with nights out or Friday to Tuesday/Wednesday with nights out.          

You will need a C+E licence (UK licence) plus a Digi card and CPC.

Sound good? Email us to apply or call Steph on 0113 264 0106 to discuss.

HGV Class 2 Trampers

We are looking for permanent HGV Class 2 Trampers based at our Leeds depot. Newly qualified drivers are welcome to apply.

Shifts available: Monday to Saturday with nights out.         

You will need a Cat C licence (UK licence) plus a Digi card and CPC.

Sound good? Email us to apply or call Steph on 0113 264 0106 to discuss.

Health & Safety Assistant

We are currently looking for a Health & Safety Assistant to join our team based in Leeds. This is a new role and an exciting opportunity to join the team and help shape the Health & Safety culture of our business.

We are a successful family owned business with over 90 years’ experience, we have a good reputation of ensuring employees are treated as individual’s and not a number.

The Role

  • Provide administrative support across a broad spectrum of tasks
  • Assist supporting all aspects of H&S
  • Administrating risk assessments
  • Ensuring that all H&S policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated
  • Ensure that all accidents are documented and investigated
  • Ensure that safety inspections are carried out i.e. Fire alarm tests/drills
  • Undertake regular audits to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented
  • Ensure other departments carry out their duties/responsibilities

Your Skills

  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Demonstrate attention to detail
  • First class IT and communication skills
  • Confidence to work across all levels of the business
  • Practically minded
  • Ideally have an understanding of logistics
  • Ideally IOSH/NEBOSH qualification or working towards one although not essential

Training will be given to the successful candidate; we can offer life assurance, pension and WPA health top up scheme.

This is a permanent and full-time position and you will be required to work between 08:30 – 17:00 hours; although our business is 24/7 and there will be assistance required outside the normal working day.

Sound good? Click the link to apply or call 0113 2640106

Transport Administrator

We have an opportunity to join our busy transport office as our full time Transport Administrator, where you will provide full administrative support to our transport team.

This role is ideal to kick start your career in transport as no experience is required and training will be provided. Your typical day to day duties could include;

  • Briefing and debriefing drivers
  • POD confirmation
  • Chasing outstanding documentation
  • Dealing with both inbound and outbound calls
  • General administrative tasks

To be successful you will need to have an eagerness to learn, an excellent telephone manner and computer literate.

You will need to be flexible to working hours as shifts will be worked between 0600 – 2200 and will include 1 in 3 Saturdays.

Meets national minimum wage.

Sound good? Click the link to apply or call 0113 2640106

Traffic Planner - Pallex Network

We are seeking an experienced traffic planner who thrives in a busy environment with experience in the haulage industry for our Pallex Network.

You must have good local geographic and driver related regulations knowledge as this role involves the planning of routes and workload for drivers / vehicles, whilst meeting the requirements of our varied customer base. You will also cover Stock planning at our customers site in LS14, subject to workloads.

This role will suit an ambitious individual with a keen interest in distribution. The successful candidate will work as part of a team and will need to demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure, be able to think on their feet, have a keen eye for detail, be confident with clear communication skills whilst ensuring that the customer receives a first class service in a cost effective way.

Familiarity with computer packages i.e. Road runner, Twine and SAP will be a distinct advantage although not essential as training will be given. Also, an in date FLT counterbalance licence would be an advantage but not essential.

This role will require a 47.5hr working week Monday – Friday with an additional ‘1 in 3’ Saturday rota, working shift patterns within the hours of 06.00 – 22.00hrs.

Salary: Negotiable based on experience

Sound good? Click the link to apply or call 0113 2640106

The benefits for you as a driver

Work with newly qualified drivers

Offering a mentoring scheme

Employee welfare paramount

WPA health top up scheme offered to all employees

Guaranteed work

Full time, permanent roles, paid weekly

Modern vehicles (Euro 6)

DAF XF super space high spec cab running out of Leeds and Hull

Allowances

We offer night out allowances and daily meal allowances

Paid secure parking

We pay for overnight parking to ensure you have all the facilities you need in a secure environment

Opportunities for progression

Training given including yearly DCPC courses offered

Our driver training programme

Longs of Leeds stands out from other haulage companies by offering comprehensive training programme for employees. We train newly qualified drivers for Cat C and Cat C+E and always look to develop new talent by offering LGV driving apprenticeships. In addition to our in-house courses we also work with local training providers to support all our newly qualified drivers.

What we offer

Comprehensive induction program

Includes meet the team, work environment and practical training on the DAF units.

Support for all new drivers

We have a transport support co-ordinator in place to mentor drivers in terms of WTD guidance and training not only at the start of their employment but throughout their time with Longs of Leeds.

Mentoring scheme for newly qualified drivers

We have a team of dedicated qualified trainers. This practical training covers Longs of Leeds’ practices and procedures, along with practical training. This is flexible to individual needs of the driver but on average is three weeks.

Well-equipped for time on the road

All drivers are issued with a company phone, preloaded with useful apps to help find secure parking and keep up-to-date with drivers hours and legally required breaks.

Have a buddy on the road

Our driver trainer, will routinely buddy up with drivers for a day. Ensuring that all goes smoothly when visiting new customers sites and offers guidance and training if wanted or required at any time during your employment.

” It’s really rewarding being part of their training programme as it allows you to pass on your knowledge to new starters in the field. The staff are all so welcoming, from the warehouse to the directors. You’ll always see a friendly face! “
Mick, Driver Trainer, 4 years’ service
“I enjoy working for Longs because of the team spirit, it is like an extended family. The support is always there when the chips are down. All levels of management are approachable and loyalty is rewarded.”
Kevin, Warehouse Manager, 11 years’ service
“After passing my class 2 HGV test I joined Longs of Leeds as a newly qualified driver. Longs of Leeds eased me into my new role by buddying up with a more experienced driver for the first two weeks. After two years working at Longs I felt I had the confidence and experience to take my Class 1 driving test, and after a one week course at a local driving school, I passed with ease.”
Mark, Newly qualified Class 1 Driver
“I joined the company in July 2018 after working for another haulier for over 12 years. Starting in a new place was daunting to say the least, but I need not have worried, as I was made welcome from day one. I love the friendly family feel to the company, and look forward to being part of the future of Longs of Leeds.”
Janet, Sales Administration Manager 

Our team are reaching milestones

Our staff go the extra mile

Charity work

Longs of Leeds staff members are regularly involved in different charity events, such as the MS Challenge, to raise money to fight Multiple Sclerosis, which Norman Long’s wife Margaret suffered from. The company has provided trailers to create stages at St. Gemma’s Hospice events, and in recent years staff have taken part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Team days out

Many of our drivers love to showcase their trucks around the country, and one proud driver was highly commended at TRUCKFEST 2016 in Peterborough. Other recent activities have included a team attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks in 2018 – although after a panic amongst the team it was decided to do them one at a time. After they completed Pen-Y-Ghent in the blazing heat, that seemed like a wise choice. Maybe for the next climb they’ll pack the factor 50.

Community work

Longs of Leeds is proud to be part of the local community in Cross Gates, Leeds and has worked with youth clubs and scouts, as well as supporting local churches and schools with fund raising, sponsorship and work experience opportunities. We’ve also stored and transported goods being collected for charities in Romania.

 

Women in the work place

At Longs 16% of employees are women, in roles as diverse as drivers, warehouse staff, traffic operatives as well as business administrators. Almost half of the Longs of Leeds management team are women. At Longs of Leeds we believe our staff should aim high, regardless of gender. We work closely with the Job Centre offering work experience to women – and recently did a talk about women in business. Despite logistics being male dominated, more and more women are joining the haulage industry.

Want to join the team?