Fresh Produce supply chain and warehouse operative apprenticeship FRUIT BASKET LTD

Fresh produce, the original Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG). Every customer order sent out is handpicked and packed with care. We are looking to recruit a fun, lively person who is willing to learn, pays attention to detail and is adaptable to an ever-changing environment. You need to be able to work well independently as well as in a team

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Possibility of a full term role once apprenticeship is completed

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Hours will be 6am to 2pm including alternative Saturdays. 30 minute unpaid break

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

An average day:

  • Assessing produce for quality prior to picking and packing orders
  • Picking and packing customer orders via a hand held terminal or paper report and loading on to the vans for the drivers
  • Stocktaking after orders have been picked to ensure we have enough product in stock ready for the next day
  • Checking off deliveries and putting them away following strict stock rotation rules. Cleaning, manual handling and completing some daily reports once trained

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

  • Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Operative
  • Level 1 English and Maths Functional Skills Certificate, if equivalent not already held
  • Food hygiene 1 and 2
  • Allergen training – FSA recognised certificate
  • HACCP and COSHH certified training
  • Forklift training

Most of the training will be on site at the Fruit Basket. The offsite/classroom training will be completed in the office away from the warehouse during the length of the course. Some supplier visits and driver days out will also be included in the apprenticeship to further extend learning.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Opportunity to progress to warehouse supervisor, QA supervisor, administrator, driver

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2 - 9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 1-9) Desired

Things to consider

The fresh produce environment is fun and fast paced, however, it is cold as we work in refrigerated units and it is heavy so no need for a gym membership!

About the employer

Still a family run business which has been in operation for over 30 years, started from being a local greengrocer shop to now supplying over 500 customers across the south coast including, but not limited to, schools, rest and care homes, pubs and restaurants.




Unit C5

Heritage Business Park, Heritage Way


PO12 4BG

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Training provider



Judith James

01202 567204

Apprenticeship standard

Supply chain warehouse operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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