Apprentice Warehouse Operative C N SEEDS LTD

A new apprentice opportunity is available within our seed operations team as a warehouse operative apprentice. CN Seeds has a culture of developing and progressing talented young people with a number now working within management roles within the number.

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Closing date: 19 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    In addition to this we offer an annual bonus in the region of £3,000, private health insurance and a 5% matched employer pension contribution.

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday, 8.00am - 4.30pm/16.30. Overtime when busy.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A new apprentice opportunity is available within our seed operations team as a warehouse operative apprentice. 

The apprentice role will entail a variety of functions such as but not limited to:

  • From picking and packing seed orders
  • Using advanced seed cleaning & processing machinery
  • Loading and unloading lorries with forklifts
  • Booking delivery for collection

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

Elements of the Apprenticeships will include:

  • Level 2 Supply Chain/Warehouse Operative Standard - Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours
  • Functional Skills Level 1 Maths & English and evidence of working towards Level 2 Maths and English
  • With mentoring support, for moving goods, the applicant will be trained in how to use a variety of forklifts, counterbalance, swivel, and wire guided
  • Also, training for scissor lifts and telehandlers.For the picking and packing, the applicant will be trained in how to use Microsoft NAV and handheld scanners
  • For the seed processing work, the successful application will complete PA1 & PA11 qualifications

In summary, the apprentice would be assigned an assessor through the College, who would typically come out to visit by the workplace to assess workplace competence.

The knowledge side would be provided via an online portal VLE (Virtual Learning Environment), and assignments/ evidence of work/ portfolio would be checked via an online Smart Assessor.

If required, English & Maths Functional Skills will be embedded into the apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The apprentice could be employed in a full-time role as a warehouse operative within the business
  • Other opportunities may become available within the business which could be applied for

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3 or D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3 or D) Essential

Things to consider

Pymoor is a village within East Cambridgeshire with no public transport options. The apprentice would therefore need to drive, or cycle into work depending on where they live, or get a lift with another employee if this is an option. The role will require tasks such as lifting & moving products of reasonable weight within legally permitted limits. Therefore, the successful applicant will be physically fit and enjoys the variety of job tasks.

About the employer

CN Seeds Ltd are one of the UK’s largest suppliers of herb, baby-leaf and oriental vegetable seeds to the horticultural industry worldwide. The company’s main office is in Pymoor, near Ely where the business has its offices, and main operations for research and development, seed processing and dispatch work. CN Seeds are a dynamic and growing seed breeding company with operations within the UK & Spain. See our promotional video at for more information.








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Training provider




01223 418778

Apprenticeship standard

Supply chain operator

Level 2 (GCSE)

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