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Warehouse Operative Apprenticeship

  • Smiths Metal Centres Ltd
  • Wolverhampton

Warehouse Operative Apprenticeship


Employer: Smiths Metal Centres Ltd

Location: Wolverhampton

Weekly Wage: £269

Duration: 14 months

Hours: 40 hours Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm (4pm finish on Fridays,1 hour lunch) 

Job Description

Smiths Metal Centres have partnered with GTG training to offer a Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship. This apprenticeship will be delivered by GTG training over a minimum of 12 months. This opportunity offers training and the chance to become an important member of the operation.

The role is to become part of a small yet effective unit, located in a relatively new building in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, as part of the Warehouse operations team you will undertake the following tasks as part of your apprentice role:

  • - Picking, Packing and Processing orders
  • - Identification of materials / stock
  • - Stock taking
  • - Processing of incoming and outgoing goods
  • - Loading and unloading of goods vehicles
  • - Use of a Counterbalance FLT (Training Provided)
  • - Operating of Bar Saw (in-house training provided)
  • - Operating of Plate Saw (in-house training provided)
  • - Paperwork and administration tasks where appropriate

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, it is the intention for the candidate to move into a permanent position

In-house training is ongoing, including training on specialist cutting machinery.

Counterbalance FLT training will also be delivered within the period of the apprenticeship.


Skills Required

Smith’s Metal Centres have an excellent quality system in place, to maintain this it is important that candidates can demonstrate the following skill set:

  • - Computer Literate
  • - Numerate and Literate


Personal Qualities

The ideal candidate for this vacancy will possess the following personal qualities:

  • - Excellent time keeping
  • - Good communicator
  • - Good organisational skills
  • - Can work to own initiative
  • - Hardworking and team player


This is a role that is mostly manual work, involving lifting and physical work. There will be training given to use specialist cutting machinery. There will be periods of time where you may be required to work outside to load/unload vehicles.

Through the period of the apprenticeship, you will be trained to operate a Fork Lift Truck. You will need to be at least 17 years of age to undertake Fork Lift Truck training.


  • About Smiths Metal Centres

  • Smiths Metal Centres have been trading since 1780, originally making clocks, over time the business developed various new skills and techniques and the business grew quickly to become one of the major clock makers in the country.

    When war broke out at the start of the 20th century the demand for clocks declined, however the business had grown to such a level that the business had become a major player in the purchasing of raw materials from across the world. The business successfully transformed to become a supplier of these raw materials to other manufacturing companies.

    Today Smiths are one of the largest stockholders, operating from 14 service centres. With turnover exceeding £60m the business has evolved to become an expert in raw material supply. Excellent quality management systems and certifications contribute towards a warehouse operation where traceability is at its heart.

    The business still operates like a family run business with over 300 employees.

    The location of this apprenticeship is in a newly built premises, near to Bentley Bridge Retail Park.


  • How to Apply

  • If you're interested in this position, please click the 'apply now' button. Successful candidates will be contacted via telephone to discuss the next stages.