Warehouse Operative Apprentice D ESSEX FREIGHT (FORWARDING) LTD

We are looking for a hard working, enthusiastic individual with great communication skills. Essex Freight is a niche business with a family feel. With onsite offices and a fully equipped warehouse we need someone who can alternate between different work environments - completing a range of different jobs when necessary.

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Closing date: 25 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    9.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Thursday, with 1 hour for lunch, 9.00am - 1.00pm Friday.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The chosen apprentice will be mostly based at our onsite warehouse. Here they will work closely with our warehouse team to complete a range of group and solo jobs. Due to offering all services including documents, customs and insurances in-house, office / admin jobs relating to supply chain will also be included in your role.

Main Duties Include:

  • Checking in Cargo
  • Transporting Cargo around the warehouse
  • Weighing and Measuring Cargo
  • General Admin
  • Implementing organisation and cleanliness
  • Loading and Unloading containers
  • Completing Manifests and Documents
  • Repacking and Labelling goods
  • Following first aid and Health Safety procedures

The training you will be getting

The successful candidate will study a Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Operative qualification. Maths and English will be studied as part of the apprenticeship, if required. The online aspect provided by The Source will be completed during working hours with the help an assessor and everyone here at Team Essex.

As time progresses the candidate will receive more freedom and more independent jobs - encouraging self-training. Fork Lift, IT, Health and Safety, Hazardous and First Aid training will also become available.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This apprenticeship will help you to achieve a Level 2 qualification in Supply Chain Warehouse Operative. Depending on the recruit, potential progression could also include a full time salary role after your apprenticeship has finished.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Administrative skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Initiative, Logical, Non judgemental, Number skills, Organisation skills, Patience, Physical fitness, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4 ) Desired

About the employer

BSC Essex Freight is a UK freight forwarding company with high focus on the West Indies/Caribbean. In Sheffield we have our own warehouse onsite. Containers are loaded and unloaded daily with goods travelling to worldwide destinations. As well as containers we offer air and aourier services creating a variety of tasks and job roles.




D. Essex Freight (Forwarding) Ltd

Units 3-5

Newhall Road Business Park, Newhall Road

S9 2QD

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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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