Warehouse Operations Apprentice x 2

Warehouse Operations Apprentice x 2

Start your career at YPO – Warehouse Operative Apprenticeship


About YPO


YPO is one of the leading public sector procurement organisations in the UK.  Based in Wakefield we supply around 30,000 products and over 100 services to our customers, providing anything from pens and paper to electricity, energy and insurance.  A not for profit organisation, we’re owned by 13 local authorities which makes us extremely proud of our public sector roots.


Our Apprenticeships


Your apprenticeship will last 2 years and will include both nationally recognised qualifications and on-the-job training, as well as the opportunity to partake in our newly developed Apprenticeship Pathway – a programme of workshops designed to complement the experience you will gain through working with us. You will be working towards a Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Operative qualification.


As a Warehouse Operations apprentice you will deal with goods and products that come into and out of our warehouse. You will learn the systems and processes of a busy warehouse environment and you’ll spend time understanding how goods are ordered, picked, packed and delivered to our customers. This is a physical role with some lifting involved; full health and safety training will be given.


What We Need from You


In this role you will be preparing goods to be sent to our customers, therefore you should have an understanding of how quality impacts customer service, with a keen desire to get it right first time.


You will be required to work well as part of a team as well as independently and demonstrate a positive attitude. You must be keen and hardworking, with excellent attention to detail and a commitment to getting the job done.


You will ideally have previous experience of working in a warehouse or production line, although this is not essential; but above all have the commitment to study and work at the same time.  


You need 4 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade A* to F or 9 to 2, including English Language and Mathematics.    


Apprenticeships are available from age 16.  Students awaiting exam results can still apply, please state predicted grades on your application form.


The Important Bits


As an Apprentice with YPO, your pay will be age related in line with the National Minimum and National Living Wages which is currently:


Age  Annual Salary 
25 and over £15,839 
21 to 24  £14,855 
18 to 20  £11,865 
Under 18  £8,392


You will work Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week. 


Closing date for applications is Sunday 2 June 2019, with interviews taking place week commencing 10 June 2019. The proposed start date of employment is Thursday 1 August 2019 (subject to pre-employment checks).


If you are interested in this chance to start your career with YPO, please download the job description and application form. 


When completing your application, sell yourself to us! We want to know what you can bring to YPO and if you’re interested in a specific department, let us know.

If you have any questions, please contact our HR team using the email below.


We can’t wait to hear from you!

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