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Two Apprentices required to work in a busy warehouse environment, carrying out a wide variety of job duties (Please see full job description). Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship standard.

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Closing date: 17 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm whilst at the company and 9.00am to 4.30pm one day per month whilst at In-Comm Training Services.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Duties will include:

Pick and pack orders accurately, efficiently and safely, ensuring material is ready to despatch to customers on time:

  • Ensure that all IRF’s are picked, quality checked, invoiced and packaged correctly and on time
  • Develop product knowledge to be able to distinguish between the different types of material
  • Invoice, enter locations and check batch information on company’s computer system

Unload vehicles efficiently and safely, ensuring material and lorry are not damaged:

  • Offload and physically sort received material
  • Identify, check and locate material into racks
  • Take responsibility for ensuring the correct material is booked in safely and appropriately located

Process material on time and to customers specification, quantity and quality requirements, whilst adhering to machine operating procedures and health and safety requirements:

  • Operate relevant machinery at Durbins (this may include Bar saw, Borer, Plate saw)
  • Keep all machinery in a clean and well-maintained condition and ensure that it is operating safely
  • Process material in the most efficient way by minimising waste whilst meeting customer specification and quality requirements
  • Plan order of jobs to meet agreed lead times

Load vehicles to the manifest, in the safest and efficient way, complying with vehicle regulations and the planned route:

  • Load vehicles for delivery in the order of the drops, ensuring that the vehicle is not overloaded or dangerously loaded
  • Plan the most efficient delivery routes ensuring compliance with driver regulations and accommodating customer requirements

Move material around the warehouse efficiently and safely, ensuring no damage to property or person:

  • Be licensed and able to drive forklift trucks relevant to the Service Centre
  • Be licensed and able to operate an overhead crane – where relevant to the Service Centre

Work to systems and procedures so that material is off-loaded, stored and distributed in the most efficient and cost-effective way:

  • Follow and apply the established systems and procedures (i.e. goods inwards, order preparation and processing)
  • Liaise with Administration to ensure physical stock, locations etc. tie up exactly with computer stock records
  • Work within the Service Centres Quality Assurance procedures
  • Take part in periodic stock checks

Work in a safe manner, always adhering to the Company Health and Safety Policy and Safe Working Practices:

  • Work within the Safe Working Practices for each activity
  • Maintain housekeeping standards regularly cleaning and tidying when needed, and removing trip hazards
  • Ensure material is stored safely and flag up any damage caused or observed to racking
  • Always wear any PPE provided
  • Ensure others follow health and safety procedures, communicating any unsafe acts or unsafe conditions

Undertake all tasks with a ‘customer service’, ‘can do’ attitude and contribute to improving the performance of the business and the profit share pot:

  • Do everything you can to fulfil any late or special-order requests
  • Help colleagues out so that delivery promises are met
  • Flag up early any problems that may mean an order will not go out on time
  • Work with other departments to meet customer requests and improve our service
  • React quickly and positively to frequently changing priorities
  • Take pride in all aspects of your work
  • Respond positively to change
  • Be positive and supportive to colleagues
  • Be courteous to customers and delivery drivers
  • Be flexible by undertaking a range of warehouse duties
  • Continually develop your personal skills and knowledge
  • Positively participate in appraisals and meetings
  • Help in the training and development of others
  • Use your initiative to solve problems
  • Identify better ways of doing things and suggest improvements to line manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Someone with previous warehouse experience would be preferred, but is not essential for the right person
  • Able to work independently and with other team members
  • Confident I.T. user - for inputting stock details on the system

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Well mannered
  • Someone who wants to learn and commit to this apprenticeship

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs grades 9-4 / A*-C in English and maths (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Full time employment upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, providing the candidate has shown the right attitude and aptitude.

Things to consider

You will attend college 1 day per month for 12 months - this will be at In-Comm Training Services Limited, Aldridge, WS9 8UG.

About the employer

Durbin Metal Industries is the leading supplier of cut Aluminium Plate in the U.K. Housing seven plate saws and three bar saws capable of cutting up to 1000mm thick, a borer capable of fine tolerance machined finished components up to 160mm thick, alongside a dedicated team of individuals with a wealth of experience in the metal industry.

We are also able to offer multi metal and plastic solutions to the UK engineering, manufacturing and service market with a 24-hour lead time as standard.




Aldrige Warehouse No. 1

Wharf Approach, Anchor Brook Industrial Park



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by In-Comm Training Services Ltd


Sue Fisher or Alex Jones 01922 457686

  • Level 2 Supply chain warehouse operative apprenticeship standard

This is a 12-month apprenticeship, leading to a Supply Chain Warehouse Operative qualification.   

An assessor from In-Comm Training and Business Services will visit the successful candidate at the company once a month for a period of twelve months in order to deliver the qualification. The candidate will also attend In-Comm Training Services once a month for twelve months for ad-hoc training.

  • Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Operative
  • Functional Skills (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Supply chain warehouse operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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