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Forklift Driver Apprentice LONGWATER (SOUTH EAST) LIMITED

This role is for a fork lift driver working in our Builders Merchant Yard, based in Newmarket. Full time, permanent position. This could be the first run of your career in the Builders Merchant Industry. There are many directions that this role can take you if you are interested in working your way up. No experience necessary.

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,630.10 to £20,995.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7.30 - 5pm. No evenings or weekends. Hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 42.5

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Loading and Unloading our HGV and suppliers. 
  • Picking and checking customers orders. 
  • Keeping our yard clean and tidy. 
  • Serving customers. 
  • Checking deliveries in are accurate. 
  • Working outdoors all year round. 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Supply chain Warehousing operator 
  • The training will be at Cambridge Regional College Cambridge, one day a week or as required. 
  • Projects will also be arranged in work. 
  • Liscence to drive a counter balance fork lift. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This Apprentiship will equip you with the skills to be a fork lift driver in our busy yard as well as serving cusomers. 

Depending on your own ambitions and strengths, the next step of this role could be into Lorry Driver, Sales, Administration and/or Management. In fact all of the Managers/ Directors in this company have worked their way up from this very role. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 5) Desired

Things to consider

This candidate will need to be physically fit to be on their feet all day. They will be working outside but PPE will be provided. We supply mechanical aids for the majority of heavy lifting (fork lifts). The most important thing is attitude, someone willing to learn and who wants to work and progress in their career.

About the employer

We are an Independent, owner run Merchant. We are a Builders Merchant that specialises in supplying Civils and Construction Materials.




Oaks Drive




Emma Broom

01638 568568

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Supply chain warehouse operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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