A fantastic opportunity has arisen in an exciting Public and Trade auction house based in Clayton-Le-Moors, Accrington with easy links to the M65/M66 motorways and 45 mins by car from central Manchester. We work closely with the UK’s biggest retailers and manufacturers to bring a real assortment of stocks to auction. Our customers are the general public buying for themselves and traders buying to sell on for profit.

Due to our continued growth as a business, we are now looking to recruit 2 Warehouse Operative Apprentice’s to join the team at the auction warehouse. This exciting role will include;

  • Stock management
  • Using a hand pump truck
  • Sorting and cataloguing stock for auction
  • Dealing with shipping orders
  • Dealing with customers face to face
  • Using word and excel
  • General cleaning duties
  • Working to Health & Safety Regulations
  • Additional duties as required

Whilst working as a Warehouse apprentice you will be receiving full training, working toward the successful completion of the Warehouse Operative Level 2 qualification.

Desired skills

  • Customer Service and communication skills
  • I T literate

Personal qualities

  • Customer Service and communication skills
  • Professional telephone manner
  • I T literate
  • Flexible with duties
  • Keen and willing to learn
  • Punctual and reliable

Working week

Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

35 hours a week


£7.00 an hour (£245 a week)

Future Prospects

The potential exists for this role to develop into a full time employed position for the right candidate upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

What the Apprenticeship will cover:

Learners will complete training and activities to cover the core knowledge, skills and behaviours listed below. These are completed through workbooks, practical sessions and observations and have been designed to meet the Level 2 Warehousing Operative Standard.

Learners will have regular meetings with their tutor and employer to ensure progress during the first 12 months. Once ready, they will then complete their End Point Assessment.


  • Understand Safe driving and/or operating techniques to standard
  • Understand how to minimise the effect their work (and the wider industry) has on the environment
  • Safe use of equipment and machinery
  • Use of warehouse systems and processes relating to packaging, moving and receiving stock
  • Use of Basic IT applications and other relevant technology and systems
  • Understand Relevant regulation and legislation
  • Effective communication with customers
  • Understand the Structure of the industry
  • Understand the importance of delivering excellent customer service to customers and colleagues, including identifying needs and responding appropriately in line with situation and organisational style/culture
  • Understand the vision, objectives and brand of the organisation


  • Operate and handle equipment safely and efficiently as required for their role, such as Forklift

Trucks, High Reach Trucks, Powered Pallet Trucks or Man Up Trucks

  • Comply with appropriate rules, regulations and processes for safely and efficiently moving, handling, packing and unpacking different items, both manually and using relevant equipment
  • Work individually and as part of a team to safely move and handle objects
  • Safely and efficiently load and unload items into and from vehicles, buildings, containers, lift vans, crates and/or boxes.
  • Select, prepare and use packaging materials appropriate to the job efficiently and in a way which reduces waste, costs and environmental impact
  • Use correct equipment and procedures to record receiving or stowing goods
  • Promote the values of the organisation
  • Work effectively in a warehousing team, including when under pressure, and to agreed deadlines• Use IT applications and other relevant technology and systems, including warehousing management, data capture, radio and barcoding systems, to ensure the safe and efficient processing of goods


  • Demonstrate integrity, credibility, honesty, positivity and personal drive in every aspect of their role
  • Take ownership for own performance and training
  • Show personal commitment to minimising the effect of work activities on the environment
  • Adapt to and embrace the use of relevant technology, systems and equipment

What qualification will you get?

  • Warehousing Operative Level 2 Standard •
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills Maths*
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills English*

*If Required

Any person that comes onto our apprenticeship programmes will in addition to the apprenticeship qualification have access to over 500 e-learning courses which you will gain certification for any undertaken. These are optional and not a requirement of the apprenticeship programme and totally free of charge.


Please apply by sending your CV and covering letter to [email protected]