WAREHOUSE & STORAGE

This role deals with the movement and storage of goods, which is a critical aspect of any builders’ merchant business. In smaller companies this role may be integrated into other roles. Larger merchants would have dedicated personnel.

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For most organisations, including merchants and their suppliers, the warehouse department is responsible for:
  • Fulfil orders in a timely manner
  • Manage the inventory
  • Call couriers for pickups and returns
  • Handle shipping duties
  • Handling and packaging
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‘I started working at LBS when I was 16 years old, working out in the yard. Then moved to working on the trade counter in our head office, then worked as a stock controller. I do enjoy it. You have fun and there is banter going round between you and your colleagues, also customers.’ – Ben Davies

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • This career largely involves manual labour and combines both physical and technical working. But it is as fun and fulfilling as other jobs due to the team of people you work with.
  • Earning vary depending on the company and how much responsibility you have but you can see an average salary of £17,000 for a Warehouse Worker and earn £25,000 for a Warehouse Manager
  • You will usually need some GCSE’s, but these aren’t necessary. You will gain on the job training for the role and you can progress by doing an external Warehouse Training.
  • There is definitely a chance to progress within this career. There are many different routes that you can take and it just depends on what you prefer doing and what your skills are.

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