Apprentice Warehousing and Distribution Assistant

Maidstone, Kent
£200 per week
18 Feb 2019
18 Mar 2019
Start Date

Employer Description

Vital Parts Ltd are a renowned Plastic, Rubber & Metal component manufacturer and distributor with our head office based in Bircholt Road, Maidstone. Employing a wealth of technical knowledge and experience we are creating a reputation throughout the industry as the go to place for everything component related


Description of Vacancy

Vital Parts are currently looking for an energetic and hard working Warehouse Assistant to join our very busy and fast growing team. Ideally we are looking for someone who works well under pressure, has the ability to work at a quick pace and has the enthusiasm to want to exceed in all expectations.

The successful applicant will be looking after incoming and outgoing goods, picking and packing items accurately and quickly.

Benefits include:

– Being part of a Goldman Sachs high growth SME recognised company

– Never work on your birthday and get paid for it

– Up to 33 days holiday (including bank holidays + birthday)

– 2 weeks sabbatical when you have been with the company for 5 years

– Modern social working environment

– 4 paid sick days a year (once passed probation)

– Working for an ambitious company with a huge potential for promotions due to rapid growth

– Onsite parking



Picking and packing parcels within allocated time scales

Dealing with incoming stock from suppliers.

Unloading containers and checking the stock is correct

Participating in stock checks

Basic computer skills – printing off labels etc

Keeping the warehouse safe by ensuring a clean and tidy working environment – no boxes/clutter in walkways

Ensuring procedures are followed in respect of problem orders

Ensure Quality Control standards are maintained



£200 a week



Monday – Friday

40 Hours/Week

1 hour lunch


Skills Required

Ability to work as part of a team

Good attention to detail and be accurate

Ability to work at a fast pace

Adaptable to change

A knowledge of musical instruments and accessories would be beneficial

Basic computer skills


Personal Qualities

Flexible and enthusiastic

Ability to use initiative

Be trust worthy and reliable

Have a common sense approach to health and safety


Qualifications Required

Minimum achieved Grade D or equivalent in English and Maths.


Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.


Important Information

The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.

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