Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Apprenticeship – 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. 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
Warehouse Operatives work in a variety of warehouse environments. Work activities include taking
deliveries, checking for damaged/missing items, storing goods, moving stock by various methods,
picking/packing orders, loading goods for dispatch, maintaining stock records and documentation, and
cleaning. They are required to safely use a range of equipment, machinery and vehicles, as relevant
to their role and setting. This could include mechanical racking systems, materials handling
equipment (MHE) or fork lift trucks.
Warehouse Operatives communicate with a wide range of people and customers. They have a
passion to meet customers’ expectations by providing a quality service that encourages repeat
business. Individuals in this role are highly competent in using industry-recognised systems and
associated services (eg Traffic/Warehouse Management Systems) and will be able to work under
pressure to tight deadlines.
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 service.
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.
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
Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2 - Intermediate Apprenticeship
Training provided by in house Learning & Development Team
Support from external training provider
15 Month programme including minimum 12 month learning period plus end point
Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the
test for Level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment and completing
In return for your hard work and commitment you will be rewarded with some great benefits, which
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.