Warehouse Operative Jobs

Warehouse Operatives make sure that stock is stored in the right place and the right amount of stock is ready for collection when it is needed. They report to the Warehouse Manager who is responsible for the efficient running of the warehouse.

The typical working hours for the role are 37-40 hours a week, often on a shift system with opportunities for overtime. They will find that they are mainly working in light and airy warehouses. They will be involved in lifting, bending, stretching and carrying.

Warehouse Operative Salary

The average UK salary for this role is £18,000 and you can expect an entry-level salary of £12,500 rising up to £27,000 through many years of experience gained in warehouses.  Naturally, there are regional variances in salary with and different skillsets will be renumerated accordingly. 

What does the Warehouse Operative do?

Operatives will have duties include checking, storing, packing and moving goods. It is necessary for them to be physically fit, able to work quickly, able to cope with paperwork and keep records on computer and be honest and reliable. It is essential that warehouse operators follow health and safety regulations.

There are over 400,000 warehouse roles in the UK. Employers include supermarkets and high street shops, mail order companies, distribution companies, manufacturers, government departments, the National Health Service and the Armed Forces.

There are no minimum qualifications but colour vision tests may be given for some roles. Some employers may require qualifications such as A levels/H grades and a growing number of companies are recruiting graduates as management trainees.

There may be opportunities to progress to team leader, supervisor and warehouse manager.

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  1. Storeman

    Location: Renfrew

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Warehouse Operative

     We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced storeman to join a growing organisation based in Hillington on a temporary basis. 
     
    The role will involve 
    Stores: Kitting, stock control, perpetual inventory.
    Goods in duties: Admin for  stocked, non stocked goods/products and incoming repairs
    Despatch: Packing/shipping of finished goods ...

  2. Forklift Driver

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Warehouse Operative

    We are currently recruiting for an highly skilled forklift driver to join a well-established company based in Paisley on an ongoing temporary basis. 
    As a Forklift Driver you will need to:

    Have experience of driving a Counterbalance and Reach Forklift truck
    A valid licence for both counterbalance and reach 

    The ...

  3. Forklift - Loader

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: £7.83 p/h

    Category: Driver - Forklift

    We are currently recruiting for an highly skilled forklift driver to join a well-established company based in Hillington on an ongoing temporary basis with a high view of going permanent.
    As a Forklift Driver you will need to:

    Have experience of driving a counterbalance forklift
    A valid licence for both ...

  4. Stores Manager

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £24000 to £26000 p/a

    Category: Warehouse Management

    Due to expansion of our clients warehouse we are looking to recruit an experienced Operational Warehouse Manager.
    In this role you will be expected to oversee the efficient receipt, storage & dispatch of goods, along with having the responsibility for a vital part of the supply chain process. You will also ...

  5. Export Clerk

    Location: Renfrew

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Import & Export Clerk

     
    An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Export Clerk in the Renfrewshire area. This role will be an immediate start for the right candidate.
    You will be responsible for ensuring all exported goods that are departing the business are processed on time and comply all regulations. You will be based ...