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Warehouse Operative

A Warehouse Operative looks after the distribution and storage of stock/raw materials, ensuring their safety and delivery to customers. The environment for a Warehouse Operative can vary significantly depending on the type of goods stored within the warehouse. They are also known as Warehouse Workers, Warehouse Operators or Picker Packers.
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Warehouse Operative

Job Description & Responsibilities

The Warehouse Operative assists with deliveries, including unloading vehicles and checking in stock. The primary duties of a Warehouse Operative include the following:

  • Stock control
  • Stock counting
  • Assisting with unloading vehicles
  • Placing products on racking
  • Collecting items from around the warehouse

Warehouse Operative FAQ's

What Skills & Experience Do I Need?

There are no formal entry requirements, but some employers might require you to have a forklift license. Physical fitness is essential as the role involves a lot of manual labor to lift and move goods. Collaboration is also key as teamwork is necessary for certain tasks.

Is the Work Temporary or Permanent?

A lot of warehouse roles start as temporary positions so those doing them can get a better understanding of what it is like to work in a warehouse and because some warehouse work is very seasonal with busy periods only lasting a few months.

What's the Average Salary?

The average salary for a warehouse operative is between £10.42 - £11.50ph, although the figure can fluctuate depending on location and experience.

Warehouse Operatives are needed by logistics companies up and down the country and are constantly in demand.

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