Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Warehouse Operative Apprentice

Warehouse Operative (Apprenticeship)
Location: Bristol
Apprentice entry-level role, Basic Salary £14,4461.20-£19,281.60 
(Depending on age in line with national minimum wage) plus company benefits  
Sector: Packaging distribution
Hours: 45 per week (Monday to Friday only)
The Company 
We, the UK’s largest packaging distributor have an exciting entry-level role for someone to join our business and pursue a career in logistics. We are seeking to complement our existing team based in Bristol with the appointment of an apprentice Warehouse Operative. 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 Role 
Becoming an integral part of our local logistics team, you will play a key role in ensuring that customer orders are fulfilled accurately and on time. Undertaking a range of warehouse related duties including forklift driving and encompassing both goods ‘in’ and ‘out’, you will be expected to maintain close working ties with all areas of the site including the sales and purchasing teams. You will join us on an apprenticeship contract, studying to obtain a relevant qualification, whereby full ‘on the job’ training and mentoring shall be provided. It is our intention that if all goes to plan and both parties are satisfied, the successful completion of apprenticeship period should result in the offer of a permanent contract of employment.  

Key Duties  

  • Accept deliveries from suppliers, ensuring goods are stored in the appropriate location.
  • Pick, load and despatch goods to the customer base in a timely manner
  • Receive and process customer or supplier returns
  • Participate in stock counts, when necessary.
  • Maintain high standards of customer service at all times to suppliers and customers.
  • Work in partnership with the Sales office to ensure customer delivery dates/times are achieved.
  • Work in a constructive manner and promote co-operation between departments and RDCs across the group.
  • Comply with regulatory requirements.
  • Work within the Company’s ISO9001 and ISO14001 policies.

Do you have the correct profile? 
We welcome your application if you are seeking an opportunity to join a large corporate business that can provide a structured career path and training. It would also help if a career within logistics is something that may interest you. Prior experience of warehouse/stores or logistics work (whilst a bonus) is not necessarily required. We do however ask that you have a flexible and positive work attitude with good health & safety awareness and willingness to work as part of a team. With being an apprenticeship contract, you must be happy to commit to a 12-month (approx.) learning plan. Applicants will either have GCSE grades Maths & English A-C level, or in the absence of this, a willingness to sit a functional-skills exam in order to gain level 2 qualification in the missing subject(s)

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 up to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays), additional holiday purchasing scheme, contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximising 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 important appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting our favoured candidate to commence with us in 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.