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Warehouse Operative

Warehouse operative checking stock on clipboard in a warehouse

Warehouse operatives look after goods in a stockroom or warehouse. They receive, store and send out the goods, making sure that there are no missing or damaged items. They may also be known as warehouse assistants.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting pay is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).

As of 1 April 2024 the National Minimum Wage is £6.40 an hour for workers under 18, £8.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20. The National Living Wage for those aged 21 and over is £11.44 an hour.

This can rise up to around £14.00 an hour depending on experience and level of responsibility. Overtime rates can be nearly double the normal hourly rate.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
36203
2.4 %
RISE
2029
37077
  United Kingdom
2024
599746
3.9 %
RISE
2029
623225

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

Jobs are available in many different types of organisation, including cash and carry firms, distribution companies, large retail stores, manufacturing companies, departments of central or local government or the health service.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK)
Website: http://www.ciltuk.org.uk
Twitter: @ciltuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cilt.uk

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