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.

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.

What are the working conditions and qualifications required for a Warehouse Operative role?

Operatives in a warehouse need to be physically fit and able to work quickly, able to cope with the paperwork and keep records on computer and be honest and reliable. It is essential that warehouse operatives follow health and safety regulations.

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.

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.

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 skill sets will be renumerated accordingly. 

Contact the Warehouse Division Team

Email the Warehouse Division at warehouse@stafffinders.co.uk.

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Job Listings

  1. Industrial Waste Operative

    Location: Midlothian

    Salary: £8.72 p/h

    Category: Sorter

    Stafffinders are recruiting for Industrial Waste Operatives for a site in Midlothian. This is being offered as a temporary full time role (40 hours per week, any overtime is paid at a higher rate).
    Duties include:
    - Picking materials from a moving conveyor belt or from piles of waste
    - Helping the ...

  2. Customs Clearance Officer

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Import & Export Clerk

    Stafffinders are looking for an experienced Customs Clearance Clerk to join our Global Freight Forwarding client at their office base in the Renfrewshire area.
    You will be one of the first points of contact for customs queries. We are particularly interested in speaking with individuals with specific experience of Customs ...

  3. Customs Officer

    Location: Grangemouth

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Despatch/Distribution

    Stafffinders are delighted to be working with our new appointment and are currently looking for an experienced Customs Officer to join their successful team based in the Falkirk area. This will be an immediate start for the right person!
     
    You will be working as part of a busy customs team ...

  4. Transport Planner

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Logistics / Supply Chain

    Stafffinders are looking for an experienced Transport Planner to join our Global Freight Forwarding client at their office based in the Renfrewshire area for an immediate start. This position will be an ongoing temporary basis initially.

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