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Apprentice Warehouse Operative NORTH KENT TIMBER LTD

North Kent Timber are looking to recruit a Warehouse Apprentice to carry out various tasks. The apprentice would be working in our warehouse team, under the supervision of the Warehouse Manager. You will be dealing with customers collecting orders and processing paperwork.

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Closing date: 12 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.50 per hour and lunch break is paid for.

  • Working week

    7.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday with 1-hour for lunch (40 working hours per week).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Picking and checking off orders
  • Packing / palletising orders for despatch
  • Dealing with customers collecting orders and processing paperwork
  • Unloading, checking and putting away deliveries from suppliers
  • Helping with stock control and stocktaking
  • Maintaining a clean and safe working environment
  • Moving stock to machine area for cutting
  • Use of saws (full training to be given)
  • Rotating of stock

The employer will provide training on:

  • Warehouse management
  • Stock rotation
  • Receiving deliveries
  • Dealing with paperwork relating to deliveries / collections
  • Loading and unloading vehicles
  • Packing courier parcels for collection
  • Maintaining a safe and clean working environment
  • Use of machinery

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

The Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship standard provides the foundation knowledge, skills and experience for the role of qualified Warehouse Operative.

Apprentices will learn warehouse practices including taking deliveries, checking for damaged / missing items, storing goods, moving stock by various methods, picking / packing orders, loading goods for dispatch, maintaining stock records and documentation and housekeeping.

The delivery of this Apprenticeship Standard will be delivered over a combination of virtual and face to face visits that equate to monthly contact with a dedicated Trainer to develop the Apprentice’s skills to prepare for End Point Assessment.

Throughout the process, Apprentices will undergo regular testing of underpinning knowledge through assessment and observations which will also require employer involvement at review stages and at the end of this qualification when reaching EPA.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are many career development opportunities within North Kent Timber, and we always prefer to promote from within.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Honesty


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 3) Essential

Things to consider

Enrolment onto your apprenticeship programme is subject to prior attainment checks, and your Personal Learning Record will be reviewed upon successful appointment. We are also obligated to follow the guidelines around eligibility, set out by the government apprenticeship funding rules.

About the employer

This is a new rapidly expanding Timber Merchant company based in Dartford. Our unique selling point is that we operate nationwide as well as offering next day delivery anywhere in the U.K.




Malt House Farm

Green Street

Green Road


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Training provider



Mandy Rai


Apprenticeship standard

Supply chain warehouse operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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