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Warehousing Apprentice A.F.BLAKEMORE AND SON LIMITED

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to work within a busy warehouse environment at A.F. Blakemore, based in Tipton. The apprentice will play an important role in the day to day planning, organisation and smooth running of the warehouse within the Logistics Division, to ensure all daily tasks and business objectives are met.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50 to £18,525.00

    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

    4-month shift pattern 11am to 7pm, 6am to 2pm, 2pm to 10pm. Days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Accurate assembly of customer orders
  • Loading goods onto cages and/or packing goods into crates in a safe, stable and manageable manner
  • Accurate input of weighted items
  • Accurate marking and storage of assembled orders awaiting despatch

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

  • Supply Chain Warehouse Level 2 
  • Functional Skills if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible full-time role to the successful candidate at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Administrative skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Creative, Customer care skills, Initiative, Presentation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Apprentices will be working in a warehouse environment in either the chilled or ambient environment. Candidate will need to be physically able to carry out the demands of the role. Security checks are completed for all employees.

About the employer

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is one of the largest and most forward-thinking family-owned businesses in the UK. It began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that employs more than 7,000 people and has a turnover of circa £1.2 billion. Food and drink have always been the lifeblood of A.F. Blakemore, and today the business has divisions spanning across the retail and wholesale distribution sectors. A.F. Blakemore owns 263 SPAR stores across England and Wales and is the largest SPAR wholesaler in the UK.




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Apprenticeship standard

Supply chain warehouse operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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