Warehousing & Distribution Apprentice Ancestors of Dover Ltd

This opportunity is placed within a thriving business with prospects for advancement. The vacancy is for a Warehousing & Distributing Apprenticeship. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who can complement our existing warehouse team.

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

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am-5.30pm Occasional overtime and extra duties 1 hour lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    53 weeks

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 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.

We are looking for someone to join our company and be part of our Warehouse Team:

  • Light packing for distribution to our customers.
  • The accepting of incoming goods.
  • Checking off and storing of goods.
  • Processing invoices from various suppliers.
  • Dealing with the despatch of goods through couriers.
  • General tidying of racking and storage area.
  • Preparing goods for despatch by the team.
  • Production processes for gifts.
  • Laser engraving.
  • Printing.
  • Stock Counting.
  • Assisting with audits.

Full training to be given.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic Computer Skills.
  • Ability to work well on their own.
  • Good Maths and English skills.
  • Ability to work in an organised and structured way.
  • Good professional telephone manner.

Personal qualities

  • Punctual.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • Well organised.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Well-spoken and presentable.

Qualifications required

  • A*- D GCSE Grades in English and Maths or equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

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

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. National Minimum Wage: From 1st April 2017, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training. 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 Information: Nearest train station is Folkestone Central. Walking distance from station to bus stop is 0.1 mile, takes 3 minutes. Bus number 71 (4 stops), takes 4 minutes. Walking distance from bus stop to destination is 0.5 miles, takes 10 minutes. Overall travel time is 17 minutes.

About the employer

Ancestors of Dover Ltd was formed in 1992, primarily as a firm of genealogists by Nicholas and Anne Humphrey-Smith, co-founders in Canterbury, Kent. In 1999 the company moved to the famous sea town , Dover, immortalised by Vera Lynn in the war time song “There’ll Be Blue Birds Over The White Cliffs of Dover”, and the business changed its name to Ancestors of Dover. The company has worked designing and manufacturing products on the premises, with the help of dedicated outworkers, for names such as Harrods, Hamley’s, English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces, Historic Scotland, Cadw, and many other famous clients both large and small. The business moved on from owning a Chapel in Dover and is now located in a 11,000 sq. ft. factory in Folkestone, Kent, where it now concentrates on research, design, development and manufacture of services and products for the heritage industry. Ancestors have been casting in English lead free pewter since 1999; products include miniature crowns, key rings, miniature figures, rings, pendants, pencil toppers, jewellery and many other quality products. The company has a policy of continually investing in new designs and projects and is able, on its premises, to carry out the following processes using different pieces of equipment including: printing, doming, clear crystal lens, pad printing, enamelling, heat transfer for T-shirts and other fabrics, mugs, framing, gold and silver back printing, soldering, crystal stoning, laminating and most recently laser engraving. Customisation for clients is a big strength of the business, being able to offer most products with own label packaging and designs. Brands such as Timeline, Crowns and Regalia, Heraldic Express, Inspired Treasures, Quill Store, Historic Image, Winter Reproductions and most recently Hollywood Greats are mainly produced in our factory.


Ancestors of Dover Ltd


Bowles Well Gardens


CT19 6PQ

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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, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and the Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Workbook.
  • 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

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

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017