Apprentice Despatcher (Despatch department - office based) Steelite International Plc

Steelite based in Burslem, have an excellent opportunity for a Despatch Apprentice to work within their Despatch Department.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8.00 am - 4.30 pm Friday - 8.00 am - 3.30 pm

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    30 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Steelite based in Burslem, have an excellent opportunity for a Despatch Apprentice to work within their Despatch department.

Key elements include:

  • Matching pick notes to labels and placing into the correct trays.
  • Picking confirmation completion.
  • Manifesting of orders.
  • Pallet summary creation.
  • Putaway confirmation completion.
  • DHL system operation.
  • STD system operation
  • Recording operator performance into shift KPI data sheets.
  • General administration duties.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must be comfortable receiving instruction.
  • Must have acceptable levels of knowledge of duties within own area of work.
  • Must be able to make basic decisions and escalate when appropriate.
  • Ability and willingness to operate as a valued team member.

Personal qualities

  • Excellent time keeping and attendance.
  • Must always be appropriately presented.

Qualifications required

GCSE Grade A*- E or equivalent, new grading 9 -3 is essential in the following:

  • Maths
  • English
  • ICT

Future prospects

There is a possibility to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The vacancy will close early if the right candidate is found - apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

Steelite International is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of award-winning, inspirational table top ranges for the international hospitality industry. The companys core chinaware products are manufactured at its factory in Stoke-on-Trent one of the most modern and efficient tableware production units in the world.


Steelite International Plc


Orme Street



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Training provider

Training will be given in-company to allow the successful applicant to learn the job role.

You will also work towards achievement of the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration

Functional Skills Level 1 (where applicable) in the following:

  • Maths
  • English
  • ICT

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Axia Solutions Limited


Martyn Steele 01782 572 777

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017