Harry Insley is a Collections Team Leader and Driver for us, based from our Uttoxeter office. Here’s what he has to say about life on the road.
“I’ve worked for CTR Group for more than four years now. My role is split between organising a team of four collections drivers in my area, as well as being a driver myself. Working with our charity partners, our task as drivers is to make sure the right levels of stock get delivered to, and collected from, where they need to be.
Leading a team means I’m constantly reviewing our plans each day, to make sure we’re being as efficient as we can in mileage and time. Every 10 or 15 minutes we can save each day all add up to thousands of hours (and miles) saved each year. I use our own logistics platform (ACTRA), which sits on my tablet, to make sure we’re being as efficient and effective as possible.
What I really love is that I have the freedom to create the routes I think best for my team. I really enjoy being given that responsibility and then being trusted to get on with it. I’d recommend a career here to anyone. You’ll learn more than you thought possible in the first six months – the learning curve is steep. But if you want to build a career – and not just get a job – you won’t look back.”