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Apprentice Warehouse Operative (Level 2/Intermediate) – KT&A2300

Canterbury (



Kent Training & Apprenticeships


Closing date: 25/04/2019
Industry: Warehousing
Vacancy reference: KT&A2300

Employer Description

Established in 1969, Lesco Products Ltd has provided a specialist furniture and accessory resource to the architectural, design and contract furnishing trades:

Vision and Mission Statement


“ Lesco Products Ltd provides its customers best quality accessories, furniture, solutions and the expertise required for making informed buying decisions.  We provide our products and services with a dedication to the highest degree of integrity and quality of customer satisfaction, developing long-term professional relationships with employees that develop pride, create a sustainable working environment and company spirit.”

Travel Information

The role is based in the Wincheap area of Canterbury, a short walk from the nearest bus and train stations.

Vacancy Description

This is a very exciting opportunity to kick-start your career within a vibrant company keen to nurture its future workforce.

As a Warehouse Operative, you will learn from colleagues with decades of experience between them, who will train you up on the job whilst you work towards your Level 2 Apprenticeship.

You will be kept busy in a supportive and fun working environment, and your duties will increase with experience.

If this sounds like the sort of opportunity you are seeking then we would love to hear from you.


Within this role you will get a good understanding of the basics of warehousing, with scope for your role to evolve with experience.  Tasks will include – but are not limited to – the following:

– Picking and preparing sales orders and shipments
– Re-organising the warehouse
– Product assembly (including clocks and other furniture)
– Carrying out all duties in line with Health & Safety requirements


£124.80 per week with potential for more following 6-week Probationary Period review


32 working hours per week:

Monday – Thursday: 08:00 – 17:00

Includes one hour lunch-break each day (unpaid)

Skills Required

The successful applicant should have a good memory for products, and good communication skills.

Personal Qualities

The successful applicant should be a good team-player and have an excellent sense of time-keeping.

Qualifications Required

Minimum Grades D / 3 in GCSE English & Maths (or equivalent)

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Additional Detail

As of 1st April 2019, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

Important Information

The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.

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