Warehouse Apprentice HOWDEN JOINERY LIMITED

The role involves maintaining general housekeeping duties within the warehouse, including stock rotation, cleanliness, tidiness and compliance with health & safety guidelines. Carry out security and compliance checks on all incoming stock and outgoing orders while adhering to stock management guidelines to ensure accuracy.

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

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Closing date: 20 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,000.00

    Paid holiday entitlement Generous Pension Scheme Team incentives and outings Staff discount on Howdens products

  • Working week

    Between either 7.30am - 4.30pm or 8.00am - 5.00pm. Days to be confirmed (TBC).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 May 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000236028

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We have an opportunity to join our Cambridge Clifton Road depot as an Apprentice Warehouse Person.

At Howdens, we invest in our people and provide thorough on-the job training and excellent career progression opportunities, reflected in our placement at Number 17 in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers table 2022.

We are proud of our substantial growth with over 780 depots nationwide and remain committed to success through the expansion of our local depot network. Despite its scale, Howdens remains a local business with traditional values, and we are seeking talented people to help us continue to grow our business.

The Role:

At Howdens we operate an ‘in stock’ business through all our depots. Our Warehouse Person is responsible for effective stock maintenance, compliance with strict health and safety regulations and high standards of customer service.

  • Deal with customers in a courteous, professional, and knowledgeable way
  • Maintain general housekeeping duties within the warehouse, including stock rotation, cleanliness, tidiness and compliance with health & safety guidelines
  • Carry out security and compliance checks on all incoming stock and outgoing orders while adhering to stock management guidelines to ensure accuracy
  • Carry out daily checks on the forklift truck and other mechanical equipment and report all defects to the Depot Manager

The training you will be getting

  • Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • End Point Assessment
  • Functional Skills maths and English (if necessary)
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • At Howdens, there are great opportunities to progress into one of many key depot roles including sales and management

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Initiative, Planning Skills, Prioritise Own Workload

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Desired
Other Personal and professional development (Grade Desire) Essential

Things to consider

Summary Warehouse Operatives work in a variety of warehouse environments. Work activities include taking deliveries, checking for damaged/missing items, storing goods, moving stock by various methods, picking/packing orders, loading goods for dispatch, maintaining stock records and documentation, and cleaning. They are required to safely use a range of equipment, machinery and vehicles, as relevant to their role and setting. This could include mechanical racking systems, materials handling equipment (MHE) or fork lift trucks. Warehouse Operatives communicate with a wide range of people and customers. They have a passion to meet customers’ expectations by providing a quality service that encourages repeat business. Individuals in this role are highly competent in using industry-recognised systems and associated services (eg Traffic/Warehouse Management Systems) and will be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines. Why work for us? Howdens Joinery, a trade only business with over 780 depots, has built a reputation that builders can trust through offering best local price and providing product from local stock. Our unbeatable service and product has led to us becoming a market leader, which is why we were awarded the Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen 2015 for our quality and excellence.

About the employer

At Howdens we invest in our people and provide thorough on the job training and excellent career progression opportunities. We have been awarded a place in the top 25 Best Big Companies to Work for in recognition of excellence in the workplace. We are proud of our substantial growth and remain committed to success through the expansion of our local depot network. Howdens remains a local business with traditional values and we are seeking talented people to help us continue to grow our business.

Employer

HOWDEN JOINERY LIMITED

Address

Unit 15,

Clifton Road Industrial Estate,

Cambridge

CB1 7EA

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Training

Training provider

INTEC BUSINESS COLLEGES LIMITED

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

Contact

Claire Alexander

01223 791100

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


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website. Please apply through company website www.howdens.com

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

Apply now

Closing date: 20 May 2024