Ryder launches recruitment drive in Wiltshire

Ryder, a Devizes-based provider of commercial vehicle contract hire, rental and maintenance services, is recruiting. The company is expanding its workforce in Wiltshire. People are needed to join Ryder’s FleetCare business, which oversees the maintenance of Ryder’s 20,000 leased trucks and trailers.

Bosses say their Devizes base remains a “strategically important operation.” Four Fleet Maintenance Engineers are sought and would be based at Ryder’s office space in Devizes. James McDonald, Ryder’s senior central operations manager, said: “We are looking for people with experience gained either within an HGV shop floor environment, or HGV roadside assistance role, who are perhaps at a stage in their career where they no longer want to crawl underneath a vehicle, but would like to put their experience and knowledge to use in an office-based role.”

Successful candidates must have a City & Guilds apprenticeship or NVQ/SNVQ level 3 in HGV Mechanical Repair, be computer literate and possess the ability to understand financial and technical data to an advanced standard. “Our Fleet Maintenance Engineers play an important role in the FleetCare team as they help manage the work carried out by our third party maintenance providers to ensure it is necessary and the costs are accurate, so that we can meet the expectations of our customers,” added McDonald. The role involves interpreting information to ascertain the root cause of any damage and why repairs are needed, providing advice and support to Ryder’s HGV Maintenance Controllers and National Breakdown Service colleagues.

A Ryder engineer on the phone with FleetCare customers

A Ryder engineer on the phone with FleetCare customers

Ryder is currently investing in new, state-of-the-art IT to support the development of the maintenance workflow for the company’s FleetCare division. Tony Roebuck, Ryder External and Mobile Operations Director, said: “Ryder is continually investing in the skills and capabilities of our people to improve the 24/7 service support we provide to keep our customers’ fleets running reliably, efficiently and safely. Devizes is a strategically important operation for Ryder and we are delighted to be growing the team further still.”

The FleetCare team currently stands at 112 following a recruitment drive last summer – the company has also supported many local charities over the years. Ryder’s charity of the year in 2020 was Julia’s House children’s hospices. Even with many employees working from home due to social distancing, the Ryder Devizes team still raised GBP500 for the charity as part of teambuilding and dress down Friday initiatives.

Full details on the new roles can be found at: www.europe.ryder.com/careers

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