Turners (Soham) Ltd

Norwich, Ipswich, Newmarket

About us

Turners is one of the largest privately owned and successful Distribution and Storage companies in the UK with an annual turnover of £250m. Established since 1930 we have over 80 years operating experience within a challenging and demanding market.  OUR MISSION STATEMENT: "To deliver our Customer's goods at the time required, in the vehicle required, and in the manner required, on time, every time"

We are an independent, privately owned company employing in excess of 2000 colleagues who are recognised as a key ingredient to the business success and growth. Experienced, proactive management and staff are responsible for operating over 1000 vehicles and 1400 trailers from 32 locations.  The head office site at Newmarket extends to 40 acres, which includes 500,000 sq ft of temperature controlled storage for 80,000 pallets, a division of the refrigerated transport fleet and PPL, our processing and packing operations. 

Our business is about delivering cost efficient, innovative, Supply Chain Solutions for transport and warehousing.  Sustained and consistent growth has enabled continued investment in people, technology and equipment to ensure maximum efficiency throughout the group.  Continued investment in training and personal development enables individuals to pursue rewarding and satisfying careers.

At Turners we recognise that the quality and commitment of our employees has greatly contributed to this success.


Dedication and commitment are qualities we look for in any potential recruit to ensure our business can continue to develop from strength to strength.  

Alongside our regular driving vacancies we have expanded into offering a Driver Development Programme and LGV Level 2 Apprenticeship.

Our Driver Development Programme is for those who have either a Category B (car) or Category C (Rigid) licence and would like to obtain their Category C+E licence. After submitting an application the next step would be an interview in which the programme is explained and the different pathways are discussed. There will also be an assessment, which will take approximately 3 hours. This is slightly different to the apprenticeship as the majority of the cost is paid for by you through your wages with the rest being subsidised by Turners if you remain in Employment with us for two years after gaining your Category CE licence There will also be an assessment, which will take approximately 3 hours.

Our Apprenticeship Programme is a fantastic opportunity which will enable you to gain your Category C and C&E licence alongside on job training whilst learning the foundations of the business. Throughout your level 2 apprenticeship programme over a 13 month period you will have support on a day to day basis from our in house training team as well as a dedicated delivery coach from our Apprenticeship provider GTG Training. There is no cost to you to achieve your licences and you can potentially obtain your CAT C licence between weeks 9-16. Moreover, earning potential increases within 9 weeks of you starting the programme along with potential increases in salary in line with licence acquisitions. 

Whilst gaining your licences you will work in other areas of the business including: gatehouse, wash Cover & shunting, loading bay/picking in the Coldstore warehouse and job shadowing with other drivers. Upon completion of the programme a permanent contract could be offered.

Entry requirements for the programme are a valid full UK driving licence (held for a minimum of 1 year) with a maximum of 3 points held against the licence and GCSE grades of E and above (or the equivalent).

Aside from driving we have many office based vacancies including Transport Co-ordinators, Stock Control and Administrative roles. Some of our depots also have Workshop and Warehouse vacancies.

For more information on our vacancies or driving opportunities, please contact the HR Department on 01638 722237 or recruitment@turners-distribution.com

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