Warehouse Apprentice (Croydon) HOWDEN JOINERY LIMITED

A Warehouse Apprentice (Level 2) is required. At Howdens we operate an ‘in stock’ business through all our depots. Our Warehouse Apprentice is responsible for effective stock maintenance, compliance with strict health and safety regulations and high standards of customer service. Duties will include storing goods, moving stock, plus much more.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,000.00

    £15,000 salary Paid holiday entitlement Generous Pension Scheme Team incentives and outings Staff discount on Howdens products.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm, shifts, may work evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    20 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000252040

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • 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
  • 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

You will be required to safely use a range of equipment, machinery and vehicles, as relevant to your role and setting. This could include mechanical racking systems, materials handling equipment (MHE) or forklift 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 at using industry-recognised systems and associated services (e.g. Traffic/Warehouse Management Systems) and will be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

The training you will be getting

  • Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2 qualification - Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Training provided by an in-house Learning & Development Team
    Support from an external training provider
  • 15-month programme including a minimum 12-month learning period plus end point assessment
  • Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment and completing the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible full-time employment with Howdens
  • Progression to a level 3 qualification. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness

Qualifications

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

About the employer

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. 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.

Employer

HOWDEN JOINERY LIMITED

Address

Unit 7, 190-200 Thornton Rd

Croydon

CR0 3EY

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Training

Training provider

STAFF SELECT LTD

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

Ryan Whitehouse

ryan.whitehouse@novatraining.co.uk

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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