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  • Cullompton

    Delivering moments that matter is what we truly take pride in at the Sofa Delivery Company, and as a Warehouse Assistant you will be playing an important part in the journey to get furniture on its way to its new home. Your day to day can vary from recliners to footstools - youll be ensuring a customer's furniture is in pristine condition and read

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Swansea

    The Warehouse Manager plays a crucial role in overseeing the efficient and safe operation of the warehouse to meet production demands. Key Responsibilities: Lead and manage the warehouse team to fulfill business objectives, collaborating with other departments as needed. Ensure the safety of all personnel and visitors by identifying workplace risks

  • Middlewich

    Are you looking for an amazing opportunity to start your storage adventure? Are you ready to take up a permanent full-time job? If so, be sure to read the information below! We have a fantastic opportunity for you to work with our client as a full-time Warehouse Administrator in Middlewich, CW10 0QJ. As a Warehouse Administrator you will get £1

  • Bristol

    Titan Recruitment Solutions are recruiting for full time Warehouse Supervisors , to work for a client of ours based in Avonmouth, Bristol (BS11) . Rotating weekly shift pattern, across Monday to Sunday: Week 1 You will be working 5 days straight with 3 days off Week 2 You will be working 5 days straight with 2 days off Working hours Morning Sh

  • Wigan

    Are you looking to start a career in logistics? Are you ready for your next challenge? We are looking for a full-time Warehouse Operative to join us at our reverse operation in for our client in Skelmersdale, WN8 8DY. This warehouse supports the cardboard and plastic recycling process, as well as tray wash operation, for one of the leading groce

  • Tewkesbury

    We are currently seeking a motivated and experienced Warehouse Operative with a valid forklift truck license to join our team in Bredon, Tewkesbury. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who thrives in a dynamic work environment and possesses the necessary skills to contribute to the efficient operation of our warehouse. Key Responsib

  • Yeovil

    £10.85p/h Warehouse Operative required for a temp to perm role based at Yeovilton, near Ilchester. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well established and growing logistics company. As a Warehouse Operative you will be carrying out a variety of different tasks from: Checking goods in, Picking, Packing, Stock replenishment, Inputting da

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  • North Tawton

    Casual Warehouse Operative with FLT North Tawton Do you have experience in a Warehouse environment? Do you have a Forklift Licence? If YES we want to hear from you!! The position involves: Loading/unloading of factory collections using Counterbalance/Reach Truck. Using the warehouse system & scanner to receive, locate goods into the racking, pi

  • Tewkesbury

    Excellent opportunity for a Warehouse Assistant to join a rapidly expanding company based in Tewkesbury WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT Job description To work in a busy warehouse based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. You will be preparing goods for shipment, extensive lifting involved therefore knowledge of manual handling safety guidance is required. You wil

  • Fareham

    Are you an experienced Warehouse Manager with Inventory Control, Stock Management, Procurement experience? I have an amazing opportunity to join a manufacturing company near Fareham on a 6 month fixed term contract with the intention of permanent employment. Keep reading for more info... Tell me more: As a Warehouse Manager I, you will be an "Opera

  • Witney

    The Company: Our client is a successful and consistently growing business within the beauty, personal care and gift sectors, supplying both independent and major UK and international retailers with their fantastic range of products. With an impressive growth strategy in place, this is an incredibly exciting time to join this fast paced, dynamic and

  • Manchester

    Warehouse Supervisor Company Name: MSL UK LTD - ECOMMERCE FULFILMENT CENTRE Location: TRAFFORD PARK, MANCHESTER About Us: MSL UK LTD At MSL UK LTD, we take pride in being a prominent player in the world of e-commerce fulfilment and pallet storage warehousing. With a commitment to excellence, we specialise in offering comprehensive 3PL (Third-Party

  • Maldon

    Warehouse Operations Manager £55k - £60k Essex Are you a Warehouse Operations Manager ready to take your career to the next level in the fast-paced world of FMCG? We're hiring a dynamic and experienced Warehouse Operations Manager to lead our client's team to new heights! Do you have experience in managing and developing a warehouse operational tea

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Worksop

    Warehouse operative Warehouse operative - Worksop - Earn £10.92ph, increase after 12 weeks to £11.40- Apply Now! At Job & Talent, we are recruiting for Warehouse operatives to work with an important company in the Worksop area. Working in a chilled warehouse packaging and moving boxed food products. Shift Patterns: 14:00-22:00 - 5 days per wee

  • 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

  • Leeds

    Do you want to join a global logistics provider as a full time Recycling Warehouse Operative? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you to join our Challenge-trg Recruitment team as a Warehouse Operative in Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6JH. Pay rate as a Warehouse Operative: Day shift: £10.85 up to £11.56 per hour Night Shift: £12.75 up to £13



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
LocationAverage Salary

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.