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Warehouse Assistant Apprentice DFS

Do you fancy kick starting a career in Supply Chain? DFS are now seeking Warehouse Assistant Apprentices to join the team!

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

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Closing date: 15 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    39 hours per week, shift work including weekends and evenings. Shifts TBD.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Sep 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 Warehouse apprentice in Manufacturing you will work in the warehouse unloading frames and materials that have been delivered to the factory. You will also wrap our sofas and load them onto our delivery vans to be transported to our stores for display or to our Distribution centres for delivery to our customer’s home.

The role will require manual handling and prolonged standing.   

Responsibilities include: 

  • Ensure safe handling and care of our customers’ orders
  • Ensure all orders are loaded safely on the vans in load order
  • Ensure all loads are completed and any missing orders are found and raised to the Supervisor
  • Ensure all orders are correctly labelled and stores with any ROA’s dealt with in 48 hours
  • Ensure all orders come into the warehouse and go out in a timely manner
  • Carry out Quality checks on the goods coming into the warehouse to ensure they meet our high standards
  • Able to be flexible and help out in other sections within the factory
  • Ensure the Company’s Health and Safety policies are adhered to at all times

To support your development in the role, you’ll complete the Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Apprenticeship and Duke of Edinburgh Business Gold Award over 18 months.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work in a high pressure and high-volume environment
  • Organised and has attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Highly motivated

Desired qualifications

No qualifications required.

Future prospects

Ongoing training and development.

Things to consider

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

About the employer

DFS is the UK’s leading omni-channel upholstery retailer, since 1969 we have been manufacturing, selling and distributing high quality sofas. We can't forget our International stores though, as we expanded into the Republic of Ireland, Spain and the Netherlands too. We are passionate about putting our customers at the heart of everything we do, and we know it is our colleagues that make this possible every day. So, it’s no surprise that for three years running we are one of the Sunday Times Top 30 Big Companies to work for.




(Field Farm Road) Forbes Close


NG10 1PR

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

  • Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2 
  • 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: 15 Feb 2022