Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Warehouse Operative Apprentice

Kuehne & Nagel Ltd

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Job Description:

As an apprentice, you’ll earn as you learn, combining practical on-the-job training with study towards a relevant qualification. Our programmes are challenging but rewarding and you’ll be supported every step of the way to make sure you’re successful. 

Our Warehouse Apprenticeship is a 15 month programme starting 14th September 2020, combining practical on-the-job training with study towards the Level 2 Warehouse Operative apprenticeship. You will work within a successful Logistics operational team while learning everything you need to know to be a successful member of our Warehouse team whilst supported by your peers, your managers, and the apprenticeship team within Kuehne + Nagel.

We will expect you to work hard and be eager to learn, but the opportunities are endless for those who do. Our programme is designed to teach you all the technical skills and techniques that you need to be successful within a Warehouse role, and so we are simply looking for someone who wants to grasp this opportunity. If you’re a confident, driven individual looking to train in a fast paced role in a lively environment, you’d be a great fit for this scheme!

This great opportunity comes with a competitive starting salary, bonuses and pay rises contained within the programme, support to achieve professionally recognised qualifications and a network of mentors, line managers and buddies to help you along your journey. In addition, you’ll be eligible for an Apprentice NUS discount card and our Route 2 Rewards scheme offers discounts and savings on a wide range of high street and internet goods and services.

As part of our Warehouse Operations team you’ll be a key part of the logistics team.

Duties will include (but not limited to):

  • Ensuring that our customer freight is loaded, stored and unloaded in a safe, professional and time effective manner. You’ll be learning all about the warehouse operations.
  • Health & safety
  • Picking/packing processes
  • Stock systems as well being trained to use the Manual Handling Equipment at our site

Your apprenticeship will include one to one meetings with your personal tutor and on the job training to enable you to put into practice the skills you are learning.

Your working pattern will be Monday - Friday between 8:00am/9:00am start - 5:30pm finish.

Desired Skills:
  • Methodical in approach
  • Flexible
  • Be a strong team player
  • Ability to work in a safe manner
  • Good operational skills for goods receipt/storage/despatch
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
Personal Qualities:
  • Committed
  • Hardworking
  • Driven
  • Ambitious
Desired Qualifications:

Five GCSEs including English and maths grade C/4, equivalent or above.

Things to Consider:

Future prospects

After successfully gaining your qualifications and proving yourself to be an effective member of the team. Your career is in your hands and, with the knowledge you have gained over the course of the apprenticeship, it is up to you to decide which route your career will take within Kuehne + Nagel.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Link to Vacancy: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-505830
To Apply: To apply you need to register on the national apprenticeship website, follow the link above
Closing Date:  30 Mar 2020
Additional Information:

Since 1890, when the business was founded in Bremen, Germany, by August Kuehne and Friedrich Nagel, Kuehne + Nagel has grown into one of the world’s leading logistics providers.  Today, the Kuehne + Nagel Group has more than 1,300 offices in over 100 countries, with over 70,000 employees.  Our key business activities and market position are built on the company’s truly world class capabilities.  We provide logistics services to virtually all key industry sectors including: Aerospace Automotive FMCG High Tech Industrials Oil & Gas Logistics Pharma & Healthcare Retail.

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