Apprentice Warehouse Person


Are you looking for a new challenge where you can earn while you learn? Do you want to be part of an incredible team working towards a common goal, providing excellent service to our customers?

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 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.

Summary of 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 services

The Role

As An Apprentice Warehouse Person You Will Learn To

  • 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 Person

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work using own initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • A desire for continuous personal and professional development
  • It is desirable that candidates have achieved at least 5 National 4 or National 5 qualifications

The Apprenticeship

  • SQCF Level 2 – Warehousing & Storage with possible advancement to Level 3
  • Training provided by in house Learning & Development Team
  • Support from external training provider
  • 13 Month Programme

In return for your hard work and commitment you will be rewarded with some great benefits, which include:

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

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.

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