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Warehouse/Delivery Operative Apprenticeship SOFOLOGY LIMITED

Do you fancy kick starting a rewarding career in Supply Chain? The Sofa Delivery Company - part of The DFS Group, are now seeking Delivery Operative Apprentices to join the team!

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

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Fri 7am-4pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    65 weeks

  • Possible start date

    25 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

You don't need any experience as we can teach you everything. This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving business. We are passionate about developing and growing our own talent to have a long and successful career with us.

As a Delivery Operative Apprentice, you'll take on a full-time role working alongside our experts, learning the whole customer journey and how The Sofa Delivery Company provides an expert service to our customers and brand partners.

Starting in one of our Customer Delivery Centres, you'll work with our operations teams and learn how to effectively manage the inbound flow of goods into our sites and prepare our customer's orders onto vans ready for the delivery teams.

You will work with our sofa installation experts on the last leg of the customer journey to deliver goods into our customer's homes. Learn how our stock management and routing systems work while on the job and how-to quality check and deliver expert customer service.

To support your development in the role, you'll complete the Level 2 Express Delivery Operative Apprenticeship and Duke of Edinburgh Business Gold Award over 18 months.

To apply for this apprenticeship, you must have held a full UK driving license for 6+ months.


  • Work as part of a team to ensure that goods are loaded safely and securely into our vans for the delivery crews
  • Check inbound goods are of the correct standard
  • Support the deliveries into customers' homes (this may include driving our delivery vans)
  • Use stock management and delivery systems to organise and track customer deliveries
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of the business furniture portfolio

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience of working as part of a strong, well-functioning team

Personal qualities

  • Committed to your own development and learning whilst in your apprentice role
  • Uphold brilliant standards of personal presentation every day
  • Represent the Sofa Delivery Company values and those of our brand partners in everything that you do
  • Physically able to complete the requirements of the role
  • Willing to adapt your role to the needs of the business when necessary e.g. go on the road to deliver customer orders as required

Desired qualifications

No qualification required.

Future prospects

This is an 18-month fixed-term contract, with the opportunity to go on and secure a permanent role with The Sofa Delivery Company and gain a 7.5 tonne driving licence.

Things to consider

The vacancy dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.

About the employer

Here at The Sofa Delivery Company, we know that a sofa is one of the most meaningful things someone can buy - which is why we're on a mission to be the best two-person delivery company around, delivering great experiences to our customers that count. We're big believers that a great job is not just something you have, it's something you take pride in doing, and you'll be working alongside team members who live for the challenge and variety this role brings. No day is the same with us, and that's the joy.




Golborne Point

Ashton Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd


  • Express Delivery Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English
  • Duke of Edinburgh Business Gold Award

Apprenticeship standard

Supply chain warehouse operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: today