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Warehouse Operative Apprentice- Chilled Department AF Blakemore & Son Ltd

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to work within a busy warehouse environment at A.F. Blakemore, based in Willenhall. The apprentice will play an important role in the day to day planning, organisation and smooth running of the warehouse within the Logistics Division, to ensure all daily tasks and business objectives are met.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £191.25

  • Working week

    Various shifts. Days and shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    19 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001701147

  • Positions

    10 available

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to work within a busy warehouse environment at A.F. Blakemore, based in Willenhall. The apprentice will play an important role in the day to day planning, organisation and smooth running of the warehouse within the Logistics Division, to ensure all daily tasks and business objectives are met. Duties include:

  • Operating a picking truck
  • Product scanning units to accurately pick and assemble customer orders
  • Loading and packing goods in a safe manner
  • Accurately marking and storing assembled orders awaiting despatch

The first 3 months of the apprenticeship scheme you will be working 7am-3pm and you will complete the following training modules:

  • Full goods receipt training
  • Assembly training
  • Hygiene training
  • Day out with driver

Between 3 – 6 months you will rotate in teams weekly between 7am – 3pm and 11am – 7pm. You will continue to cover the above roles and in addition complete the following training modules:

  • QC training
  • Stocks training
  • Freezer training
  • Milk team training

At 6 months, we will offer fork lift truck training providing you have completed your training successfully up to that stage. You will continue to rotate the 2 shift patterns and cover the areas you have been trained in on a rota basis.

At 9 months Blakemore will offer loading training and/or dispatch training and again continue with the rota until 12 months has been completed.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Awareness of ambient, freezer, and chilled functions

Personal qualities

  • Attention to detail
  • Accuracy
  • Adherence to safe working procedures
  • Hardworking, reliable and willing to complete any tasks associated with their job role
  • Consistent compliance with health and safety
  • Compliance with company values
  • Positive approach to covering other roles within the department
  • Flexible approach to working hours

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grade C/4 or equivalent qualifications in English and maths 

Future prospects

Opportunity to attend the ‘Warehouse and Distribution Warehouse to Wheels’ scheme to achieve full HGV licence and/or attend a Blakemore Logistics People With Potential Day. Successful applicants will attend an ILM Level 2 programme in Leadership and Team Skills and be appointed to supervisor role.

Things to consider

Apprentices will be working in a warehouse environment and a chilled environment.


About the employer

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is one of the largest and most forward-thinking family-owned businesses in the UK. The company began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store, and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now employs more than 8,200 people with a turnover of circa £1.3 billion. 

A.F. Blakemore now entails retail, wholesale, distribution and shop fitting operations amongst its divisions. 

A.F. Blakemore is the largest division of SPAR UK, owning 290 SPAR stores and serving more than 1,000 in total across England and Wales.  The company is also the largest member of the Landmark Wholesale group and a significant supplier to the independent grocery sector across the UK.

A.F. Blakemore has always been committed to developing a loyal and dedicated workforce that is focused upon excellent customer service and behaving with integrity.  Underpinning everything that A.F. Blakemore does is the company’s values statement, the Blakemore Way.  This highlights what A.F. Blakemore stands for and the way that the company has always done and will continue to do business.

Employer

AF Blakemore & Son Ltd

Address

Longacres Industrial Estate

Willenhall

WV13 2JP

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Training

Training provider

Performance Through People

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Performance Through People

Contact

The Apprenticeship Works 01922 651100 ptprecruits@ptp-training.co.uk

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Supply Chain Operative 
  • Functional Skills, if required 

Apprenticeship standard

Supply chain warehouse operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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