Apprentice Warehouse Operative Aalco Metals

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join a very successful metal stockholder, based in Halesowen. Aalco Birmingham have gone from strength to strength in recent years, driven by our talented, ambitious and dedicated team. This opportunity will be focused around developing a career within a warehouse environment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    All staff are eligible for the business’ profit share scheme. Also, paid team nights out.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 7:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    02 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As part of our growth plans we have an exciting opportunity for a new Apprentice Warehouse Operative. Working within our warehouse team you will ensure orders are picked and packed accurately, load and unload vehicles, and move materials around the warehouse in a safe and efficient manner.

Alongside internal training you will take the Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship programme that will support you in gaining the essential skills, knowledge & behaviours to perform to high level and support your career development.

Reporting directly to the warehouse manager the key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure all picking notes are picked, quality checked, invoiced and packaged correctly and on time
  • Develop product knowledge to be able to distinguish between the different types of material
  • Invoice, enter locations and check batch information on company’s computer system
  • Offload, quality check and sort received stock
  • Identify and locate material into racks, ensuring it is stored correctly and safely
  • Follow and apply the established processes and systems at the Service Centre
  • Liaise with the Operations Team to ensure physical stock, locations, etc., tie up exactly with computer stock records
  • Take part in periodic stock checks
  • Maintain housekeeping standards within the warehouse
  • Ensure health and safety procedures are followed, communicating any observed unsafe acts or conditions, such as damage to stock, racking or machinery

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

Apprenticeship standard - Supply Chain Warehouse Operative level 2.

The apprenticeship programme design will be built around the standard and individual apprentice and employer needs.

This will consist of:

  • A fully embedded induction programme delivered by the employer and Seetec Outsource Training and Skills
  • An initial assessment of your skills, knowledge and behaviours in order to develop and enhance your career and personal progression
  • In line with the with functional skills requirements set by the standard, (where applicable), we will analyse and continuously develop English and mathematics
  • On the job training delivered by the employer

Allocation of an apprenticeship delivery coach who will carry out:

  • Regular training
  • Assessment and support visits to ensure you acquire new learning, knowledge skills and behaviours in order to progress and develop
  • Identify, track and support 20% off the job training activities
  • Quarterly formal progress review meetings; identifying learning achievements and next steps
  • Individual learning plan - this will be used as part of a professional discussion during your reflective progress review meeting and track the 20% off the job training progress
  • A journey of learning activities over the length of the apprenticeship programme
  • Access to on-line learning and an e-portfolio where you will be able to gather evidence to demonstrate your performance ensuring your apprenticeship – this evidence can be used to towards your end point assessment

End point assessment – this takes place at the end of the apprenticeship to ensure you have developed the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for the job role. This may consist of at least 3-4 of the below activities:

  • Professional discussion
  • Observation
  • Portfolio of evidence, apprentice showcase
  • Research project
  • Multi-choice knowledge test
  • Work based project
  • Presentation

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A full-time, permanent position will be offered upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Number skills, a positive “can do” attitude, Ambitious, Conscientious


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade Grade A*-C/ 4-9) Essential
Other Multi-directional Reach FLT Licence (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Whilst the majority of stock is moved with fork-lift, there is still a fair amount of manual handling and the applicant is required to be physically capable.

About the employer

Aalco Metals are the UK’s largest independent multi-metals stockholder including Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Copper, Bronze and Brass. With 18 service centres around the country we provide a competitive, reliable and on-time delivery service of single item orders through to bulk contract orders. We pride ourselves on the service our dedicated team provides our customers and in return we are committed to our employees progression & development.


Aalco Metals


Shelah Road


B63 3PH

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Training provider



Apprenticeship standard

Supply chain warehouse operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please complete the form on the link and submit once all questions are answered and one of our recruiters will be in touch.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2023