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  • GB

    Company Description Great Bear is a leading 3rd party UK logistics business providing nationwide dedicated and shared user warehousing and distribution solutions for international blue chip clients. We operate in over 7 million sq. ft. of warehousing and operate a large modern commercial vehicle fleet, coupled with an extensive added value service

  • Edenbridge

    £ £20,000 - £30,000 per annum, Inc benefits

    Warehouse Operatives Reed Recruitment is a leading recruitment agency that provides high-quality candidates for a variety of sectors and industries. We are looking for a warehouse operatives to help our clients grow in various areas and sectors. As a warehouse operative, you will be responsible for (not limited to): Loading and unloading goods from

  • Thame

    £ £10.47/hour

    Pertemps are seeking 2 x Warehouse Operative for an immediate start with a client based in Thame on a Temp to Perm basis Duties: Picking & Packing or working within Dispatch or Return's area Using Scanners and Warehouse management system Re labelling as and when required Working towards set KPI's Ongoing role Monday to Friday Immediate start Mond

  • Bromborough, Merseyside

    £ £21000 - £25000/annum

    Our client is now looking for an experienced Warehouse Operative to join their team in Bromborough, CH62 Full product training will be given. You will work within a growing business, within a great team who are passionate about what they do. Salary: £21,000 - £25,000 basic plus Bonus Scheme Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 17:00 Warehouse

  • SL5, North Ascot, Bracknell Forest

    £ £21500/annum

    Warehouse - 6 Month Contract Location: Ascot Salary: £21,500 Hours: 4 days per week, 8am – 5.15pm 30 minute unpaid lunch break and two 15 minute paid breaks (morning and afternoon) My client are a centre of excellence, developing and producing smart veterinary diagnostic testing kits. They are looking for a Supply Chain Operator to join their

  • TF1, Trench, Telford and Wrekin

    £ £10.50 - £11/hour

    We currently have a fantastic opportunity with a company based on Hortonwood, Telford, who are looking for a Warehouse (Picking and Packing) Operative to work Monday to Friday from 10.00-16.00.This Warehouse (Picking and Packing) Operative position is a temporary to permanent role, for the right individual, paying £10.42 - £11.00per hour depending

  • Andover

    Are you ready to be a crucial part of our fast-paced and dynamic team? Are you someone who thrives in a warehouse environment and enjoys the thrill of keeping things organized and efficient? Do you have what it takes to make a significant impact in a growing company? If you're nodding your head in agreement, we want to hear from you! As a Warehouse

  • Felixstowe

    We are looking for operatives to join our Port of Felixstowe examination area! Are you a a handballer looking for ongoing labour work? Work up to 6 days a week, you must be able to work some weekend shifts. You will know your shifts for the following week a week in advance. You must be physically fit. You will be required t

  • Poole, Dorset

    Warehouse Operative Salary & Benefits: £26,000 to £29,000 per annum depending on experience Contributory pension scheme Profit-sharing scheme 25 days holiday plus bank holidays Company Description: A privately held electrical distribution company incorporated in 1991. It is the largest electrical distributor in the United Kingdom and serves both to

  • Saxmundham

    Warehouse Operative - Due to an internal move, a Warehouse Operative vacancy has been made available to join the team at Polarseal in Saxmundham, Suffolk. About us: PolarSeal Tapes and Conversions Limited is a leading supplier of innovative skin-friendly adhesive and medical material solutions to clients operating in the medical industry globa

  • Sunderland

    Take the next step in your career with SNOP ... As a leading name in automotive manufacturing,we work really hard to do things differently to our competitors, we understand that our people are what makes our company successful. With this in mind it'sour aim to create an environment where our employees want to work, to do this we are continuously se

  • Bury St. Edmunds

    Staffing Match have exciting opportunities as picker packers working for our client based in Bury St. Edmunds in a clean, modern and spacious distribution centre. This role would suit individuals who wants to progress in their career, upskill and learn new challenges and become part of the team. Being part of the NHS Supply Chain means playing a cr

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  • Carmarthen

    Join Our Team : Night Shift Warehouse Operative Position: Warehouse Operative Location: Carmarthen SA31 2BS Salary: £10.42 per Hour Shift : start between 7pm & 9pm, 8 hours with 30 minute break 5 Days a week, static rest day, optional overtime (no Saturday work) Apply Now! Why Choose Job&Talent: Career growth opportunities Comprehensive benefits

  • Devizes

    Warehouse Operative - Devizes Normal working week: Monday to Friday 8am 5pm (forty hours) The ideal candidate would need to hold a valid driving licence and preferably a counterbalance forklift licence or who is willing to go through the FLT training to join the team at our Devizes premises. They would also need adequate computer skills dealing

  • Bridlington

    Temporary Warehouse Operative £ 21,888 per annum Average 40 hours per week Monday to Friday Bridlington, YO15 Temporary period March to September 2024 We are currently looking for a Temporary Warehouse Operative to work in our busy warehouse based in Bridlington. The Position: As a Temporary Warehouse Operative at the Bridlingto

  • Corsham

    Thrive Group are delighted to be recruiting for a Warehouse Operative for our client based in Corsham on Order picking and packing basis. You will be working in chilled and clean environment where you join a large community of dedicated, hard-working and energised individuals who pride themselves on their commitment and work ethic. Responsibilities

  • Blackpool, Lancashire

    Warehouse Manager Global Water Solutions is looking for a Warehouse Manager to join our committed workforce. GWS is one of the worlds largest pressure tank and water enhancement product manufacturers. Since its founding GWS is focused on improving peoples lives by providing clean water worldwide and facilitating access to it. At GWS, you will have

  • Aberdare

    Are you a Warehouse Manager looking for a new role? Do you have experience of leading a Warehouse function in a Manufacturing environment? Are you confident in driving operations for incoming materials, storage, production supply and dispatch? Kingscroft has been asked to recruit for a Warehouse Manager by a fast paced specialist manufacturing bus

  • Fakenham

    Contract Personnel are currently recruiting for Warehouse Operatives based in the outskirts of Norwich. Own transport is essential due to site location. Key duties: Picking and packing orders Labelling and preparing boxes for the delivery Loading and un-loading of containers/vehicles Heavy lifting will be involved All training provided. Shift patte

  • Edinburgh

    Join our retail team in Darly Rd, Edinburgh as a Warehouse Supervisor, where every donation you organise contributes directly to making a positive difference to millions of lives. Step into a role where your leadership skills align with a greater purpose. If you're passionate about making a positive impact while ensuring the smooth flow of operatio

  • GB

    Warehouse Manager To manage the laundry and warehouse functions associated with Swindon Hygiene To be responsible day to day for all Laundry production and hygiene warehouse functions. Key Tasks Manage the laundry and warehouse ensuring staffing levels are correct to requirement. Manage the on-site laundry and processes in compliance with company

  • Exeter

    Warehouse Operative required for our client in Exeter. Great transportation links. Ongoing long term work that may lead to a possible permanent position following a successful trial period. Register today, start tomorrow! Experience is beneficial but not essential as training is proivided. Duties include picking, packing, unloading and other gener

  • Newton Abbot

    Warehouse Operative required to start as soon as possible. To apply fo this position you need to have a form of transport as there is no public transportation available. Due to continued success and growth Wise Employment are looking for Warehouse Operative to work at our clients Ashburton warehouse. This is a temporary role for 3 months, possibly

  • Dunfermline

    Job Overview Responsible for the cost-effective operations of all Warehouse & Logistics functions in line with company and customer requirements. Key Responsibilities • Monitor and action to ensure the safe custody, maintenance, security and accountability for all material and equipment stored. • Monitor & action all functions within logistics ens

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Warehouse

Getting the goods from the manufacturer to the distributor to the customer is the job of the logistics industry, and warehouses are a key element in this chain, warehouse assistants are employed to make sure the process runs smoothly.

Who can I work for?

Warehouses are operated by a variety of businesses from global corporations to small independents. These facilities range from chilled storage units to huge complexes playing host to a variety of goods.

These industries have large warehousing requirements:

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Freight
  • Haulage
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • E-commerce
  • Warehouse & distribution
  • Government
  • Armed forces
  • NHS

What qualifications do I need?

Warehouse workers typically do not need any formal qualifications, but some employers may prefer candidates with GCSEs or equivalent. Basic training is also likely to be given as part of the job.

However, there are NVQ qualifications in Warehousing and Storage across levels 1, 2 & 3, these can help secure advancement to team leadership roles.

A forklift driving licence also greatly improves chances of employment in a warehouse, full details of the process to acquire a licence is detailed here.

First aid qualifications always look good on your CV and are useful in a warehouse environment, find a course near you with the St John’s Ambulance course finder.

Do I need any experience?

Most employers require no previous experience when recruiting a warehouse operative, as full training is usually provided on the job. Experience of manual handling or a background in logistics is likely to be advantageous.

What attributes are needed?

Working in a warehouse is a manual job so being able bodied and physically fit is essential. Remaining conscientious and reliable is important, as the organisation will have a daily schedule to keep to.

Warehouse workers also need to be able to lift and carry heavy objects, and they should be able to work as part of a team. They should also be able to follow instructions and work safely.

Where and when can I work?

While most warehouse jobs are based indoors, some working time may be spent outside, so warehouse operatives should be prepared for changing weather conditions. Shift work is common and many warehouses operate 24 hours a day. It is common for shifts to be on rotation, but exact working hours and shift patterns vary widely depending on the employer.

What will I be responsible for?

A warehouse is often broken down into departments such as goods in, dispatch, storage and stock control. Depending on the size of the company, an operative might be dedicated to a certain task or responsible for a variety of jobs such as

  • Receive, store and dispatch goods
  • Pack and label goods
  • Record damaged, missing or faulty goods
  • Use computerised systems to record goods movement
  • Operate warehouse machinery
  • Keep the warehouse clean and tidy
  • Carry out stock checks
  • Help with deliveries and collections

What can I earn?

Most entry-level warehouse positions receive the national minimum wage, which is approximately £12,400 per annum, while those with experience or a more specialised role can expect their annual salary to increase to £14-£18k.

The size of the company, role and location can all affect warehouse salaries.

Job TypeAverage Salary
Warehouse Operative22,356
Order Picker20,740
Warehouse Supervisor28,122
Job SeniorityAverage Salary
Entry-Level18,000
Mid-Level24,000
Senior-Level30,000
LocationAverage Salary
London24,157
Manchester21,500
Birmingham20,000

More salary examples

  • A warehouse operative in London with 1 year of experience earns an average of £20,000 per year
  • A warehouse supervisor in Manchester with 5 years of experience earns an average of £27,000 per year
  • A warehouse manager in Birmingham with 10 years of experience earns an average of £35,000 per year

The average hourly rate for a warehouse worker across the UK is:

£11.33 per hour according to Indeed (as of July 23)

It is important to note that these are just averages, and the actual salary for a warehouse worker will vary depending on a number of factors, such as the company, the location, and the level of experience.

What are the benefits?

Often a warehouse operative works within a team making it a lively and social environment. It is also a physical job suiting those not interested in sitting at a desk all day.

In addition to the salary, warehouse workers may also receive benefits such as:

  • Health insurance
  • Pension contributions
  • Paid time off
  • Bonuses

Are there chances of promotion?

Prospects for progression are good within larger companies. Jobs open to a competent warehouse operative might include warehouse team leader or warehouse manager.