Warehouse Operative

Job Introduction

Based at our purpose built, one million sq. ft. distribution centre at Amesbury, Wiltshire the site supports our plans to grow from 580 to 1,000 stores.

The site is one of the most advanced and highly automated distribution centres in the UK and runs 24/7.

The Warehouse Operative roles cover any 5 days out of 7, including weekends and available shifts include:

  • Earlies – 6am – 2pm
  • Lates  – 2pm – 10pm
  • Nights – 10pm – 6am

Suitable candidates will be reliable with a hands on approach to work.

General warehouse duties include using an automated system (caddy pick) to pick products onto cages to be dispatched to store. Other picking elements include Order Picking Units (OPUs), Pedestrian Picking, Secure Picking and manual handling, as well as being on your feet for the duration of your shift - you can expect to walk up to 12 miles per shift.

Opportunities at Home Bargains include progression into other areas of the warehouse including Voice Pick, Loading, Dekit, Goods In and more.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wishes to continue, or even start, their career in warehousing and distribution.

  • Salary £12.00 - £14.28
  • Reference CM/CT/AMES/WHOP/110124/MP
  • Contract Type Full Time
  • Closing Date April 30, 2024
  • Category Warehouse
  • Business Unit Warehouse (Amesbury)
  • Location Solstice Business Park, Equinox Drive, Amesbury, United Kingdom

Role Responsibility

  • Follow instruction and adhere to health and safety practices and procedures
  • Complete general warehouse duties including picking, dekit, loading and decant
  • Work towards achievement of pick rate and other targets

The Ideal Candidate

  • Good communication skills
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Able to work to targets
  • Able to work well under pressure and to tight timeframes
  • Available to work weekends as part of the normal shift pattern (on a 7 week rota which does include a mix of weekend and non-weekend working)
  • Previous experience is not essential as full training will be provided

Package Description

  • £12.00 per hour
  • Plus £2.28 hourly night shift allowance (assigned to and working 10pm - 6am) equivalent to £14.28 per hour
  • Overtime is paid at the standard rate above for hours worked over contracted hours
  • 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year including bank and public holiday allowance rising to 6.6 weeks upon 5 years' service
  • Contributable Company pension scheme
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Free car parking
  • Preference to promote from within
  • Access to social and sporting events
  • 10% store discount
  • PPE provided

Employee benefits 

MyHB employee benefits platform with access to:

  • Retail and leisure discounts plus hundreds more 
  • Free Financial Advice 
  • Bank your savings into an ISA
  • 24/7 confidential counselling and advice line 
  • Low cost voluntary insured health plans

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