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Your Role in the Warehouse

Roles within a warehouse vary and could include Product/Material Handler, Shipping and Receiving assistant, Warehouse Clerk, Forklift Driver, Loader, General Labourer, Stock Controller or Shipping Specialist. You can progress your career within the warehouse to Team Leader, Health and Safety Executive, Operations Manager, Logistics Manager or Warehouse Manager roles.

Daily Duties in the Warehouse

Your duties as a Warehouse worker will vary dependent on the exact environment and role that you are in but some general responsibilities include:
  • Prepare and complete orders  
  • Process warehouse stock products 
  • Perform inventory controls and quality checks
  • Keep a clean and safe working environment 
  • Abide by Manual Handling and Health and Safety guidelines/regulation
  • Complete diary logs
  • Report any discrepancies
  • Communicate and cooperate with supervisors and coworkers
  • Operate and maintain warehouse equipment
  • Assist with vehicle loading
For Warehouse management roles additional duties include:
  • Supervising staff and Activities within the Warehouse
  • Assigning timesheets and Rotas to warehouse staff
  • Training new employees
  • Overseeing and being responsible for Health and Safety standards
  • Management of stock and ensuring space for incoming goods
  • Reviewing and adapting warehouse operations where required
  • Risk Assessments

Skills and Experience for Warehouse Jobs

For many of our temporary roles at Swanstaff we do ask that you have some warehouse experience, as you may work at multiple clients and will need to go in with some knowledge, however, we do also have roles for those with no experience, these roles can be a great first-step onto the career ladder and you can progress within a company if you have the drive to do so. These are some of the key skills and personal attributes we look for in Warehouse workers

  • Methodical by nature
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Reliable 
  • Confident Communicator
  • Able to use hand held devices
  • Able to read and complete paperwork
  • Team Player
  • Strong work ethic
  • Problem Solver
  • Understanding of Health and Safety procedures
  • Good organisation and Time management skills
  • The ability to assess Risks in real-time

Cambridgshire is a county northeast of London. Many areas of the county are rural with areas such as  Godmanchester, Huntington, Ely and Wisbech providing agricultural land and market towns to the surrounding population. Larger areas such as Peterborough and Cambridge are more densely populated.

Cambridgeshire, and in particular Cambridge itself has a worldwide reputation as a place where new technologies emerge, companies are born and products that transform society are developed. The county is home to over 28,000 businesses providing 381,000 jobs. There are four dominating sectors in the area which each provide over 40,000 jobs - Professional, Scientific & Tech, Health and Social Work, Wholesale and Retail Trade and Education.

The area provides many leisure activities and attractions for residents and visitors alike including the Imperial War Museum, Ely Cathedral, Punting on the riverways, visiting historical places of interest such as Oliver Cromwell's residence or a visit to the famous Cambridge University.

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