Warehouse Team Manager Apprentice GIST LIMITED

Starting as a Warehouse Operative in year one learning how to intake products, pick orders and load vehicles. Opportunities to shadow different departments, giving you understanding of the whole operation. Developing in to a Team Manager by the end of year three with exposure to management activities throughout the scheme.

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    40 hours, 5 out of 7 days, 24 hour a day shift pattern

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    30 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

During this three year development programme to become one of our future Team Managers. We will support you every step of the way in gaining your qualifications and with on the job learning. The majority of your training will be delivered in the workplace. You will also be offered internal management training which focuses on leadership styles and how to communicate effectively.

You will begin your journey in our warehouse which is a busy and fast-paced environment that is filled to the brim with products that come in and are then turned around to go back out again. This relies on a dedicated team of people that are communicating and working closely together. We work day and night shifts, bank holidays and weekends to make this happen.

Main duties include:-

  1. To unload and check product from suppliers
  2. To pick, stack and prepare product for dispatch
  3. To load outbound delivery vehicles
  4. To process returning equipment
  5. To complete relevant checks and paperwork

The majority of our depots are picking operations. This means that large amounts of product arrives from a supplier and then needs to be divided into smaller quantities for distribution to our customers. Our operatives are well-trained in using our warehouse technologies, safety procedures and other areas so our customers receive the right products, on time, and in perfect condition.

As we deal in chilled and frozen products, our warehouses are often temperature controlled and we provide our operatives with fleeces, gloves and other protective clothing.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication with a passion for people

Personal qualities

  • Embrace opportunities for development to team manager role
  • Take ownership of your career and build relationships with your support network


Qualifications required

  • GCSE’s (or equivalent) in Maths and English at grades A* - D
  • Due to the requirement to work over a  24 hour shift pattern, you must be 18 years or over by 4 December 2017

Future prospects

Your journey will continue to become one of our future Team Managers in years two and three. You will work towards running an operational section of our business and overseeing the vast activity to ensure that we are meeting our customers’ needs and pushing to exceed them at all times. You will be dedicated to ensuring the workforce is engaged, well managed and performing to the highest standards. You will act as an advocate of the Gist culture, values and safety standards.

Things to consider

**Please note you must be available to attend an assessment day on 20th July 2017** From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Gist is an award-winning supply chain specialist that combines an integrated network of people, experience and expertise to transform supply chains. Operating in a wide range of commercial and industrial sectors, including grocery, food service and gas, Gist works in partnership with customers such as Starbucks, EAT, Marks and Spencer, Tesco, Morrisons and 2 Sisters Food Group We recognise that the key to our success is our people. For us to deliver the best service to our customers, maintain a strong reputation and continue to grow, we need to recruit and develop the right people.




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Training provider

The apprenticeship programme will consist of:

• A fully embedded induction programme delivered by the employer and Outsource

• Allocation of an Outsource assessor who will carry out regular assessment, mentoring and support visits

• Off the job training at one of Outsource’s training centres

• On the job training delivered by the employer

• Quarterly formal progress review meetings with the Outsource assessor and employer

The apprenticeship will consist of the following elements:

• National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) – This part of the qualification is assessed on the job through observations of performance, professional discussions, product evidence, professional discussions and Q&A sessions to judge job competency

• Knowledge and Understanding – This part of the qualification is to ensure all the teaching and learning through on the job development and off the job training is retained and demonstrated through performance in your job role

• Functional Skills – This part of the programme provides those apprentices who have not achieved GCSE’s in English and Maths the opportunity to gain a qualification in English, Mathematics and ICT. Those candidates that have achieved GCSE’s in these subjects may be exempt from taking functional skills

• Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Apprenticeship framework

Logistics Operations

Training provider

Outsource Training Development

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Outsource Training and Development


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Closing date: 27 Aug 2017