Apprentice Warehouse Assistant, Bath Mercy in Action

We are looking to recruit two new team members to join a company who really do make a difference. Where your efforts make a difference to many and where you will be mentored and developed to ensure your success within the warehouse function of this charity.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £131.25

    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

    Mon – Fri 9:00 – 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001316282

  • Positions

    1 available

As part of the warehouse function at Mercy in Action, you will form a valuable part of the team.

Working in a warehouse environment with a variety of tasks that may include:

  • Assisting delivery drivers to load and unload vehicles
  • Supporting effective and timely deliveries to 20 charity shops
  • Picking orders ready for delivery
  • Supporting the sorting team when required to sort much needed donations
  • Carrying out regular health and safety checks and working in a safe manner at all times
  • Maintaining high standards of housekeeping to ensure minimal risk of harm to yourself and to others

Applicants will be required to attend an Assessment Centre with Vision Apprentices as part of the screening process.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Smart professional appearance
  • Self-motivated & reliable
  • Confidence with meeting/speaking to new people and conversing with ease
  • Genuine interest in the sector

Personal qualities

  • Time management skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Attention to detail

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grades A to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English,2017 grading system, grade 9 – grade 4

Future prospects

Vision Business has strong employer links within the sector and we encourage all our employers to consider further opportunities, this may include progression onto an advanced/higher apprenticeship or full time employment.

Things to consider

Please note: • Only applications with a current contact number and/or email address can be accepted. • All applications are acknowledged by telephone in the first instance. • Every applicant must attend a Vision Business Assessment Centre prior to being presented to the employer. • From 1st April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £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 wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates On successful appointment: • You will be entitled to receive statutory annual leave. • This is a weekly/monthly paid post. • You are responsible for funding your own travel to and from your place of work. • You must work with your Specialist to complete apprenticeship work on time and to the best of your ability. • You must conduct yourself in a safe and diligent manner and comply with health and safety policies and procedures. • You must uphold and promote the company policies and procedures, promoting those specifically to your area of work, including Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding. • Please note this vacancy may close earlier than the planned closing date in the event of the position being filled.

About the employer

Mercy in Action works to alleviate the suffering of children living in poverty in the Philippines through feeding, education, shelter and love. Their dream is to see an end to the abandonment, abuse and trafficking of children, and to see their lives restored and their communities transformed. Mercy in Action currently have 20 shops around the UK, with more planned to open soon. The funds generated through the shops provide vital money for running many of our existing projects as well as allowing us to grow and develop new projects which otherwise would not be able to happen. Our shops all offer the highest quality clothing, bric-a-brac, books, toys, furniture and more.

Employer

Mercy in Action

Address

Jubilee Centre

Lower Bristol Road

Bath

BA2 9ES

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Training provider

Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Standard Level 2:

  • Vision Business is part of the West Nottinghamshire College Group.  West Nottinghamshire College is one of the largest and most successful colleges in the country with a well-earned reputation for excellence particularly in the areas of apprenticeships. The college was named a national Beacon College in 2009. With 30,000 students nationwide and links with over 2,000 employers, we are a high-profile centre of education that is well known for producing work-ready, ambitious and highly-skilled individuals.  We offer apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships and adult apprenticeships in a range of sector specialisms
  • An apprenticeship is an on the job learning programme that allows you, the apprentice, to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards theory elements in addition to putting the theory into practice, some of this will be in your own time
  • As part of your apprenticeship and dependent on your prior attainment you may be required to complete Maths, English and ICT Functional Skills which are an integral part of your apprenticeship.   Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition
  • Vision Business will also work with you to ensure your knowledge of Employment Rights and Responsibilities are at the required level for an apprentice
  • Should you have any questions or wish to discuss this or any other vacancy please call the Vision Apprentices team on 01623 627191 extension 8799

Apprenticeship standard

Logistics and Supply Chain > Supply Chain Warehouse Operative

Training provider

VISION WEST NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Contact

leoni Hirst 01623627191 leoni.hirst@wnc.ac.uk


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Closing date: 30 Nov 2017