Joining FTX

The Job

Can YOU handle this?

 FTX Logistics Limited (FTX) holds a long term contract to provide a Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) service to the British Army in the UK and Europe.

We are recruiting Operators to combine driving the HET vehicle with Reservist training and driving commercial HGV trucks in the vicinity of your home.

You will need to be fit and become a salaried Sponsored Reservist, affiliated to the Army’s Tank Transporter Squadron

THE JOB

FTX Logistics employs 76 Operator Driver living in all regions in the mainland UK and 9 Maintainers working from Bulford and Catterick.

Time is divided between:

  • Driving or maintaining HET in peacetime
  • Reservist Training and Exercises
  • Commercial Driving close to home

In peacetime, Operators are based from home. Their primary role is the movement of Heavy Armour for FTX Logistics on behalf of the Army.

When not employed on their primary task, Operators are assigned to driver Agencies in their local area.

Operators will be expected to be deployed on Operations in military uniform for which salary is uplifted by 50%.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Operators must hold a C+E licence
  • Maintainers must hold HGV mechanic qualifications
  • Not exceed 6 driving licence points
  • Physically fit
  • Willing to work away from home when required
  • Able to meet Army Medical standards

PREVIOUS MILITARY EXPERIENCE

Applications are welcome from all interested persons. Previous Regular or Reserve experience in the Army, Navy or RAF will be an advantage. Appropriate training will be given including Drivers’ CPC or HET-specific maintenance training for ex Military applicants.

COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE

The Company will consider applications from strong candidates requiring military training, both drivers and mechanics.

SPONSORED RESERVIST

A Sponsored Reservist is a Volunteer and is a Group C member of the Army Reserves (formerly TA).

FTX Logistics Sponsored Reservists are affiliated to the Regular Army Tank Transporter Squadron based in Bulford, Wiltshire.

Sponsored Reservists will remain employees of FTX Logistics whilst under Military command. The company will continue to pay salaries at all times and benefits will continue to accumulate.

LOCATIONS

The Company’s main base is Bulford near Salisbury, however, employees can be based across the UK working close to home. The Company also operates from satellite units in Catterick and Monchengladbach, Germany.

THE OSHKOSH 1070F TRUCK

The transporter is an eight wheel purpose built military tractor unit. The Oshkosh 1070F tractor is powered by a 700bhp, 18 litre Caterpillar engine fully compliant with EU regulations.

It can operate in the harshest conditions and can pull heavy loads up 1 in 5 slopes up to a maximum operating weight of 118 tonnes.

Fasttrax owns 92 vehicles.

KING TRAILER

The purpose built British trailer unit was manufactured by King Trailers of Market Harborough and was the first 7 axle, self levelling steerable trailer designed and produced in the UK.

The photo below, of FTX Sponsored Reservists loading a HET, was take on Major Exercise in Estonia.

 

KEY BENEFITS

  • Live at home

  • Sponsored Reservist working closely with the Regular Army

  • Competitive commercial salary (48hr week, enhancements and overtime)

  • Reservist Bounty

  • Reservist commitment met as part of the job, not in your own time

  • Subsidised RPAX (personal accident and life insurance)

  • Up to 50% pay uplift when called out for exercises and operations

  • Limited weekend working with pay uplift of 50% (Sat) and 100% (Sun)

  • Operators can live anywhere in England, Scotland or Wales