Warehousing and Storage Apprentice ENGINEERS MATE LTD

This is no ordinary warehousing role. You will learn how to put orders onto the system, use SAGE software, list items on Ebay and Amazon and track progress of orders, liaise with customers online using your excellent communication skills, dealing with people who trade on the internet via telephone, email and face to face.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 8.30 and 5.30 (this includes 30 minutes lunch and two 15 minute breaks).

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing and dynamic company who in 2014 were presented with the Express & Star ‘Young Business of the year award.

The company are looking for someone to operate in their warehousing environment and cover a number of differing roles including:

  • Taking delivery of items from suppliers
  • Putting into store product items, taking care to use the correct bin locations
  • Picking and packing product items in the warehouse ready for shipment to customers
  • Arranging dispatch of customer packages and shipments with various shipping companies
  • Making sure there are adequate supplies available of consumable packaging and packing items
  • Using the necessary Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) which is available to you
  • Keeping the warehouse clean and tidy
  • Using a computer whenever necessary to carry out your job

This is a responsible position which can offer excellent development opportunities to enhance skills and establish a long term career for the right person.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate will need:

  • To have excellent customer service skills
  • To have a professional telephone manner
  • To have good timekeeping skills
  • To have a good attendance record
  • To good communication skills
  • To be computer literate (using Microsoft Office packages, Word, Outlook & particularly Excel)
  • Ability to learn quickly and understand how to sell on ebay and Amazon. 
  • You will learn to use SAGE for pricing and VAT etc
  • Good English and Maths in order to handle the day to day pricing and calculations and communication with customers.
  • Good attention to detail and able to double check work
  • Physically fit as carrying around, heavy items etc

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will need:

  • To be a hard worker
  • To be polite and confident
  • To be a fast learner
  • To have a positive outlook
  • To be polite and professional
  • To have a hard work ethic
  • To be willing to cover many different tasks
  • To be able to work well as part of a team
  • To be happy to take on responsibility in your working environment
  • To have a positive “can do” attitude
  • To be motivated and enthusiastic

Qualifications required

To apply for this position, you will need:

  • To have GCSE Maths, English & IT at grades A*-D, or equivalent Level 1 qualifications.

Future prospects

Apprentices that show themselves to be hardworking, willing to go the extra mile, conscientious and really want to learn will be offered the opportunity of full time employment with the company following successful completion of the Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The location of the company is on an industrial estate away from the town centre. There are however bus routes if the person does not have their own transport. The person will be both customer & supplier facing and must be presentable and dress in an appropriate manner. Telford College are managing this vacancy on behalf of this company. As part of the screening process of applications you may be contacted by Telford College for a telephone interview as part of our screening process. Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution. The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour (from the 1st April 2017 the NMW for apprentices will be This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 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 as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by this age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate for their age.

About the employer

Engineers Mate are a supplier of Engineering components based on the Hortonwood Industrial Estate. The company employ 11 people across two sites with the head office being in Kingswinford.




Unit 12

Horton Court, Hortonwood 50



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Training provider

As part of the apprenticeship the candidate will be working towards a workplace training plan within their organisation as well as working towards the apprenticeship framework components with Telford College. The candidate will achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage (QCF)
  • Functional Skills in English & Maths at Level 1
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Thinking and Learning Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Warehousing and Storage

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Telford College of Arts & Technology


Carol Bailey 01952 642452 apprentices@tcat.ac.uk

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017