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Warehousing & Storage Apprentice Level 2 A C STEELS LTD

You will learn all aspects of the warehousing business, including loading / unloading of articulated vehicles, operating overhead cranes, forklift trucks and side loaders. You will learn to safely store materials and prepare orders for dispatch and work within the rules and regulations of a busy steel processing & stockholding company.

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Closing date: 07 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    End of year bonus scheme dependent on attendance and disciplinary records.

  • Working week

    Monday- Friday, 06:00 - 14:00

    Total hours per week: 38.75

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Counting of stock
  • Preparing the stock by looking at orders
  • Using, where necessary, verniers and micrometer gauges to check the dimensions and thickness of the material
  • Reporting to the shift supervisor and the works manager
  • Working within a team of initially 3-4 people
  • Learn all aspects of the business in stockholding but maintain strict health & safety guidance and procedures
  • Initially reviewing the loads and prioritising what vehicles and orders are still to be loaded for that day’s dispatch, if the afternoon shift didn’t complete from the day before
  • Receive instructions from the supervisor on what needs to be addressed to identify and pick orders for the next day deliver
  • Locate the relevant items in the racking system and pick the amounts needed, by securing the items with banding wire
  • Deal with any deliveries that day that either come back via our own transport or by an external supplier
  • When not loading or offloading or picking, relocating stock into our racking system, and marking each location accordingly
  • Tidying of area to maintain a safe environment to work in, keeping a gang way clear of debris
  • Assisting in bringing fresh ideas to our business and helping with improvements
  • Booking material into our system using hand-writing method

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

In-Comm Training Services will provide training towards your Warehouse Apprenticeship. Supply chain warehouse operative (Level 2)

This will consist of:

  • Level 2 in Warehouse and Storage Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills at Level 2 in English and maths, if required
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills Workbook
  • Employers' Rights and Responsibilities Workbook
  • Block training will take place at In-Comm Training Services Ltd WS9 8UG

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Currently we have a 4-stage salary rate. The top rate is achievable after a relatively short period of time, providing that all training has been received and demonstrated as good, there is accuracy within the role, and the ability to be left unattended

A separate shift rate for unsociable hours between the hours of 13:30 to 21:30 Mon-Fri, ensuring health & safety is practiced, and attendance is good.

We are still progressing as a business, but for the right apprentice, then we offer a full employment contract, a bonus scheme at the end of the year, company work wear, free off-road parking.

Supervisory roles are achievable providing the person shows good leadership qualities.

We also have on site several production lines, and we’re currently expanding our business with the installation of a major new piece of equipment at our West Bromwich site.  We’re keen to promote this and its services to other end users and in some cases, other stockholders.

We have saws, guillotining, tube lasers, and welding and fabrication on site. All of these are possible other routes an apprentice could possibly be interested in.  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Block training will take place at In-Comm Training Services Ltd WS9 8UG. Please ensure you are happy to travel there. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training, that forms part of their apprenticeship.

About the employer

AC Steels Ltd are a family run business, operational since 2008. We're well-established, market leaders of manufacturing, supplying and processing a wide range of steel products. Supplied nationwide to a diverse range of industries and sectors throughout the UK. We have a well-equipped, large steel processing plant, with a nationwide strong steel stockholding division, fully supported by our rapid response, transport and delivery fleet. AC Steels are uniquely positioned with manufacturing ability, technical capability and supply chain capacity. As a family run business, we take customer service seriously, we make it our mission to supply on demand, and provide services that's supported. AC Steels provides a wide range of steel processing services and supplies a variety of popular steel products. Our rapid response steel stockholding division is well equipped with all stock shown with our shop, ready to supply any size of order, large or small. We cater for industrial and commercial customers, within various sectors and industries. Our steel stockholding division is also supported by our in-house transport and deliveries fleet. We also have the ability to provide customers a wide range of on-site steel processing services. Ranging from; laser cutting and saw cutting to tube bending, galvanizing, shot blasting and painting,








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Training provider



Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Supply chain warehouse operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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