Warehouse Apprentice Aalco Swanley

We are looking for an enthusiastic Warehouse Apprentice, who is keen to learn and motivated to work within our busy warehouse in Swanley.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours per week, Mon to Fri. Working times TBC at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    53 weeks

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    25 Oct 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The employer has asked that you do not contact them directly. Doing so could jeopardise your application.

If you do not meet the criteria for this position, your application will not be considered.

Duties included within this role will be:

  • Assist with the unloading of Lorries.
  • Stacking and managing physical storage of products within the warehouse.
  • Organise and catalogue deliveries and update electronic records.
  • Assist other members of staffs with duties.
  • Prepare Orders for delivery.
  • Carry out regular stock takes and advise of low stock.
  • Processing goods in/out of the warehouse.
  • Packaging goods for delivery.
  • Data inputting.
  • Printing delivery labels.
  • Packing pallets for delivery.
  • Rack organising.
  • Machinery operation to include Guillotine, Saws, and Coating.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Practical
  • Hard working
  • Computer skills
  • Real team player
  • Ability to work in a very manual environment

Personal qualities

  • Able to use own initiative
  • Keen to learn
  • Great attitude
  • Good work ethic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Career focused individual

Qualifications required

A*-D grades in English and Maths or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

• Potential for full time employment for the right candidate. • There are opportunities to progress from a Level 2 to a Level 3 qualification • Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions • The Qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies. Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers.

Things to consider

If you do not meet the criteria for this position, your application will not be considered. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from 1st October 2016. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. Interview: We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date. Reality Check: You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst awaiting for your first wages to be paid. Travel: Nearest station - Swanley, then by 478 bus 9 min

About the employer

At Aalco we pride ourselves on offering our customers a responsive and competitive service for supplying anything from single item orders to major JIT contracts. Our extensive inventory includes Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Copper, Brass and Bronze in all semi-finished forms, covering a wide range of grades/alloys, shapes and sizes. We can provide both industry standards and special or bespoke items for particular applications or individual customers. We are one of 18 service centres around the country which offer a reliable and on-time delivery service anywhere in the UK. Each centre holds stock to meet the immediate needs of customers in the local area and this is backed up by bulk stocks held at a central warehouse.


Aalco Swanley


The Interchange

Wested Lane



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Training provider

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework - consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate, and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Apprenticeship framework

Warehousing and Storage

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kent Training & Apprenticeships


Kent Training and Apprenticeships Business Support Team 0800 731 4297 KT&A@kent.gov.uk

Employer's Application Instructions

This employer has requested all applicants to apply through Kent Training and Apprenticeships online application system – Therefore, to apply for this position, please click on the link below and follow the online instructions.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Sep 2017