A Warehouse Operative is someone who works as part of a team that helps gets goods to customers. This job involves safely unloading items, packing them carefully into boxes, and collecting specific orders to be sent out to people. It can also be called a factory worker or picker/packer job.
The growth of online shopping has meant there are lots of opportunities for work, especially during busy retail periods like Christmas. And there are lots of types of businesses a warehouse operative could work for, including manufacturers and distributors of goods like food and beverages, electrical items, furniture, clothes and many more.
Duties of a warehouse operative
Warehouse work duties can include:
Assisting with the unloading of vehicles and the checking in of stock
Sorting and placing materials or items on to racks, and shelves.
Collecting items from around the warehouse, preparing and completing warehouse orders for delivery or pickup according to a schedule
Performing warehouse inventory controls via scanner and or through a computer. Stock counting and location checks.
Warehouse operatives usually work on a rotating shift schedule. This means that you may be doing early shifts one week, followed by some days off and then onto late or night shifts. So this type of work is great if you need flexibility with when you work, or are looking for some temporary work. However, the hours will depend on the type of company you’re employed by. Not all employers need people to work late or night shifts, so it is possible to find regular hours.
The average pay rate for a warehouse worker is £7.82 - £9.97 per hour, depending on your experience and level of responsibility. You will generally work around 38-40 hours a week. You can find out more about a Warehouse Operative pay rates here.
The quaint town in Somerset in the south of England does not suffer from being a more rural location, and still has a more than ample supply of entertainment, places to visit and daytime activities. These range from visits to Military Museums such as the Fleet Air Arm Museum, to more eclectic excursions, such as a visit to Cary Alpacas. Supplementing the days out, are the consistent promise of scenic days out, to places such as Ninesprings Country Park or Tintihull Garden. For the more prolific shoppers out there, Yeovil still has plenty to keep your everyday needs in check, with the Quedam Shopping Centre found in the heart of Yeovil town.
The town is easily accessed by the A30 and the A37, and has both the Yeovil Pen Mill and the Yeovil Junction Train Stations, offering various additional travel options for people that are perhaps travelling or commuting further, or simply for an additional means of travel around the South West of England.