Barking and Dagenham residents are invited to register their interest to attend a series of recruitment briefing sessions aimed at helping them to apply for positions as drivers and warehouse team members for a new retail depot opening in the borough.
Tesco is looking to fill vacant positions for approximately 300 warehouse team members and 150 drivers for their new cold storage distribution depot at Beam Reach. They will be looking to recruit Barking and Dagenham’s residents to fill some of these positions.
Previous experience of working in a distribution centre is not essential as training will be provided for warehouse team members. However applicants for the driver positions will need at least a C1+E licence in order to be considered.
The Council’s Employment and Skills Group has arranged a series of recruitment briefings to be delivered by Job Centre Plus on Wednesday 3 April to Friday 5 April, Friday 12 April and Tuesday 16 April at the Barking Learning Centre. Participants will be able to book a place for an application support workshop afterwards.
Cllr Cameron Geddes, Member for Regeneration says: “This announcement is a great opportunity for our residents and I would encourage as many people to take up this opportunity.
“Council staff from the employment and skills group will continue to work closely with their colleagues in Job Centre Plus and to ensure our residents have the skills to be able to take advantage of these opportunities."
If you are a Barking and Dagenham resident and wish to attend one of the recruitment briefings as well as receive further information, please email your name, address, contact telephone number and the position you are interested in to: firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively telephone 020 8724 8870/7.