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. Warehouse operatives will report to the warehouse manager who is responsible for the efficient running of the warehouse. Operatives will have duties include checking, storing, packing and moving goods.
The working hours are 37-40 hours a week, often on a shift system with opportunities for overtime. Warehouse operatives will find that they are mainly working in light and airy warehouses. They will be involved in lifting, bending, stretching and carrying.
What does a Warehouse Operative do?
Operatives in a warehouse need to be physically fit and able to work quickly, able to cope with paperwork and keep records on computer and be honest and reliable. It is essential that warehouse operatives follow health and safety regulations.
There are over 400,000 warehouse operative jobs 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.
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