Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Warehouse Operative

Warehouse Operative/Trainee Driver
Hours: 45 (across Monday-Friday only)
Location: Fareham
Package: Basic Salary up to £22,000 (dependent on experience)
plus, bonus & other excellent PLC company benefits
Sector: Packaging distribution

The Company
We, the UK’s largest packaging distributor have an exciting opportunity for an experienced warehouse operative to join our Fareham team and train to obtain their Class 2 LGV license.  We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace’. Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service. As a leading distributor, logistics is at the very heart of what we do best. Welcoming dedicated new people into our business who have a passion for delivering excellence is key to our continued success.

The Warehouse Operative/Trainee Driver role    
With being an integral part of our local logistics team, this role will work predominantly full-time within the local warehouse at Fareham, but with hours given over to training to secure your LGV (class 2/C) license (training costs fully funded by our company). Once you have your license, you will also be expected to provide absence cover for the local driving team, undertaking daily multi-drop deliveries, as required. Your fellow team members are extremely self-motivated, enthusiastic and customer focused. We value a strong work ethic/flexibility. Our local logistics team works 45 hours each week, from Monday to Friday (we don’t work evenings or weekends).

Warehouse Operative/Trainee Driver Key Duties

  • Accept deliveries from suppliers, ensuring goods are stored in the appropriate location.
  • Pick, load, and dispatch goods to the customer base in a timely manner
  • Receive and process customer or supplier returns
  • Participate in stock counts, when necessary.
  • Once LGV trained, when required to cover driving routes, to undertake multiple customer deliveries in the local region (average of 1-15 drops daily)
  • Once LGV trained, as required to drive company vehicles, and operate Company equipment in a safe and professional manner in accordance with Company policies, procedures & legislation
  • Load your vehicle on return and secure load for safety
  • Provide a professional driving service, to meet & exceed customer expectations
  • Always comply with the vehicle security and standing procedure
  • Carry out vehicle and auxiliary equipment checks (reporting defects) prior to the operation of any vehicle
  • Report any delivery issues or exceptions in a timely manner
  • Responsible for the Health and Safety of themselves and others, adhering to safe working practices and the Health & Safety at Work Act, including accident, incident, and damage reporting

Do you have the correct profile?
We welcome your application if you are an experienced warehouse/logistics operative who is keen to secure their LGV (class 2/C) license. You will ultimately be prepared to work predominantly full time within the warehouse, but when trained, equally happy to jump in a truck (sometimes at short notice) and undertake deliveries when our main driving team need covering. You will ideally already hold a forklift reach & counterbalance license (training can be provided if not). As mentioned, in line with our team’s approach, you will also have a strong work-ethic with a flexible ‘can do’ attitude. Finally, as you will on occasion be acting as an ambassador for our business when making customer deliveries, it is vital that you have effective customer-facing skills.

The Package
We provide a competitive basic starting salary along with a performance/profit linked bonus scheme and a flexible employee benefits scheme that includes: 25 days annual leave (rising to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays), contributory pension & employee discount scheme. LGV training scheme to be fully funded by our business whereby basic salary will also be reviewed once LGV license is secured. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximizing every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.

Next Steps
This is an urgent appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting our favored candidate to commence with us ASAP. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within a fortnight of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.