Trainee Logistics / Warehouse Operative

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Transport, Logistics
South East
£13,000 to £15,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£13,000 to £15,000 per annum
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LOCATION: Cranfield (commutable from Milton Keynes & Bedford), Bedfordshire 
JOB TITLE: Trainee Logistics / Warehouse Operative 
SALARY & BENEFITS: £13,000 to £15,000 per annum + pension + 20 days holiday, excluding bank holidays 
WORKING HOURS: Full Time, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

THE COMPANY: Our client are a small but busy family business based in Cranfield (Bedford), Bedfordshire have been established since 1994 and in that time have gained a reputation for offering quality, professional road, sea and air freight forwarding services. They now seek a Trainee Logistics / Warehouse Operative to join their existing team where you will receive in depth training and development opportunities to further develop your career. This opportunity would be ideal for a school leaver looking to progress a career in the Freight Forwarding Industry.

THE ROLE: As a Trainee Logistics / Warehouse Operative your duties will be a mix of both office and warehouse work. In addition to your duties you will be invested In and will receive in depth development opportunities. All training will be on the job and our client is offering in house training and the opportunity to gain Forklift/Counterbalance certification in the warehouse as well as other opportunities. 

Key Duties for the Trainee Logistics / Warehouse Operatives role :-

Office Duties 
- Speaking with customers on the phone & Quoting/booking jobs 
- Completing customs NES entries 
- Preparing Airwaybills and other shipping documents 
- Preparing EUR.1 and Certificate of Origin documents 
- Keeping record of warehouse stock 
- Emailing proof of deliveries to customers 

Warehouse Duties include
- Receiving and checking stock 
- Pick & Pack items and Packing/Wrapping of pallets 
- Assembling POS display stands to order 
- Assisting in loading trucks/containers 
- Keeping the warehouse tidy 

THE CANDIDATE: The successful candidate for the Trainee Logistics / Warehouse Operatives role must be a reliable and motivated person who is serious about starting and developing a career and willing to undergo training on the job and would be ideally suited to a School or College leaver. You must have a polite and clear telephone manner, be able to deliver good customer service and be able to work well as part of a small team. Candidates will need to have good IT skills and experience compiling/sending emails and using basic office packages such as Microsoft Word & Outlook. Due to the nature of the work, candidates must be physically fit and able to carry out manual handling and will ideally have a Driving Licence and use of own vehicle but must have adequate means to commute daily to Cranfield, near Bedford, Bedfordshire as the office is in a remote location with no public transport.

Key Experience/ Characteristics preferred for the Trainee Logistics / Warehouse Operatives role in :-

- Must be reliable and have a willingness to learn and train on the job 
- Ability to deliver good customer service and speak clearly over the phone 
- Good IT skills
- Must be excellent Communicator and team player
- Must live within commutable distance to Cranfield (Bedford), Bedfordshire 

Does this sound like you? If Yes then click the apply button now!

You will then be sent to an online questionnaire to support your CV and application, please fill in the details and we will be in touch to advise you of the next steps

Contact Details:
Tel: 01733 427 182
Contact: Dave Williams

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