Warehousing Apprentice A.F.BLAKEMORE AND SON LIMITED

Accurate and efficient assembly of customers' orders. Accurate assembly of customers' orders. Loading goods onto cages in a safe and manageable manner. Accurate input of weighted items. Adhering to stock rotational procedures. Performing accurate and efficient duties within other warehouse functions.

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Once they pass their probation, they would move on to the standard hour pay of £11.60 p/h.

  • Working week

    40 hours per week. Days TBC upon Job Offer.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

Key Accountabilities

  • Accurate assembly of customers' orders
  • Loading goods onto cages in a safe and manageable manner
  • Accurate input of weighted items
  • Adhering to stock rotational procedures
  • Perform accurate and efficient duties within other warehouse functions
  • Accurate marking and storage of assembled orders awaiting despatch

Generic Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with "The Blakemore Way" and appropriate levels of the competency framework Maintain employee and organisational confidentiality in line with the Data Protection Act Demonstrate commitment to equality and diversity Comply with Health and Safety responsibilities in line with the Company Health, Safety and Environmental Policy Comply with all other policy and legal requirements in relation to role

The training you will be getting

  • Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2
  • Functional Skills if required for maths and English

Topics will include Health and Safety, Organisational Skills and Team working.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression opportunities for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Creative, Customer care skills, Logical, Non judgemental, Number skills, Organisation skills, Patience, Presentation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

How will you travel to work?

About the employer

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is one of the largest privately owned companies in the UK. Our forward-thinking family-owned business began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now owns 260 SPAR convenience stores and employs more than 7,000 people, with a turnover of £1.3 billion. As one of the largest convenience retailers in the UK, we are always looking for innovative ways to create a point of difference. Food and drink have always been our lifeblood, and today our business has multiple divisions specialising in retail, food service and wholesale distribution.




Manton Industrial Estate


MK41 7BJ

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Supply chain warehouse operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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