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Apprentice Warehouse Person

Employer
Howdens Joinery
Location
Essex
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
1 Jan 2024

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Specialism
Administration
Sector
Accounting
Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
Start Date
Immediate
Duration
Permanent
Join Howdens and Launch Your Career as an Apprentice Warehouse Person

At Howdens, we take immense pride in being recognised as a leading employer of apprentices. Our commitment to nurturing talent and creating long-term career opportunities is evident through our placement in the prestigious Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers table in both 2022 and 2023.

The Opportunity: Apprentice Warehouse Person

As an integral part of our workforce, we are seeking talented individuals to join our award-winning apprenticeship scheme and help drive our business forward. The Apprentice Warehouse Person role offers a unique opportunity to receive comprehensive on-the-job training and expert support from a leading training provider while pursuing a Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Apprenticeship. The program typically spans 12 to 15 months.

Responsibilities:

As a Warehouse Person, you will play a pivotal role in maintaining our 'in stock' business model in one of our local depots. Your key responsibilities will include:
  • Engaging with customers in a courteous, professional, and knowledgeable manner.
  • Ensuring effective stock maintenance, adhering to strict health and safety regulations, and delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Maintaining general housekeeping duties, including stock rotation, cleanliness, and tidiness, in compliance with Health & Safety guidelines.
  • Conducting security and compliance checks on incoming stock and outgoing orders, with a strong focus on accuracy.
  • Performing daily checks on the forklift truck and other mechanical equipment, promptly reporting any defects to the Depot Manager.

Requirements:

We are looking for people with the following qualities who want to learn new skills in a warehouse environment:
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work autonomously and use own initiative.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Effective planning and organising abilities.
  • Capability to prioritise and manage own workload effectively.
  • A strong desire for continuous personal and professional development.
  • The right to work in the UK and related evidence

Please note - if you have considerable experience in a similar role, you may not be suitable for an apprenticeship. If you already have experience and are looking for a full time role please visit (url removed) to see our non-apprenticeship opportunities.

The Apprenticeship:
  • Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2 - Intermediate Apprenticeship.
  • Training provided by our in-house Learning & Development Team.
  • Support from external training providers.
  • A 15-month program, including a minimum 12-month learning period and end-point assessment.
  • Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths qualifications will be supported in achieving this level before undertaking the Level 2 English and maths test for the end-point assessment and apprenticeship completion.

Rewards and Benefits:

We believe in recognising and rewarding the hard work and dedication of our team members. In return for your commitment, you will receive:
  • A competitive GBP15,000 salary.
  • Paid holiday entitlement.
  • A generous matched contribution Pension Scheme.
  • Team incentives and outings.
  • Staff discount on Howdens products

About Us:

Howdens Joinery is the UK's premier trade kitchen supplier, offering a vast range of products in kitchens, joinery, and hardware. With over 800 depots across the UK and Europe, we have earned the trust of more than 460,000 loyal trade professionals. Our ambitious growth agenda and entrepreneurial ethos make us an exciting place to build a career. Our dedication to our people has earned us recognition as one of the 10 Best Big Companies to Work For.

Howdens is founded on the principle of being Worthwhile for ALL concerned. We're working hard to ensure we provide an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome. We will do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, please email (url removed) with the job title and location, and we will be happy to help you.

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