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Why consider a warehousing career

There are several reasons to consider a career in warehousing, including:

  • Job availability: The demand for skilled workers in warehousing is growing as
    e-commerce and online shopping continues to expand.
  • Career advancement: Warehousing offers opportunities for career advancement, with potential to move up into supervisory or management roles.
  • Variety of roles: Warehousing involves a variety of roles, including inventory management, logistics, shipping and receiving, and material handling, providing opportunities to find a role that fits your skills and interests.
  • Job security: As long as industries rely on materials handling and transportation, there will be a need for skilled forklift operators.
  • Skills development: Warehousing can provide opportunities to develop valuable skills, such as organization, time management, problem-solving, and teamwork.

A career in warehousing can offer job stability, competitive pay, and opportunities for career advancement and skills development.

What's the job like?

The specific duties of a warehousing worker can vary depending on the employer and the specific job role, but some common responsibilities may include:

  • Receiving and processing incoming stock and materials.
  • Picking and filling orders from stock inventory.
  • Packing and shipping orders to customers.
  • Organising and maintaining inventory and storage areas.
  • Operating warehouse equipment, such as forklifts, pallet jacks, and hand trucks.
  • Inspecting and maintaining equipment and tools in good condition.
  • Performing regular inventory counts and reconciling discrepancies.
  • Following safety procedures and guidelines to prevent accidents and injuries.

What are the requirements needed to apply?

  • You need to be a Waltham Forest resident
  • You must be 19 or over
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • You to be unemployed and in receipt of benefit

How will the Council help me?

We are offering access to free training and support to develop a career in warehousing. You will be able to gain a Counterbalance and Reach Certificate (also known as a Forklift Truck Certificate). This is a qualification that certifies that an individual has been trained to operate a forklift truck.

Who is the pathway available to?

The Warehousing Jobs Pathway is only available to residents living in Waltham Forest who:

  • Are aged 19 or over.
  • Are unemployed or economically inactive.
  • Have the right to work in the UK.
  • Are receiving JSA, ESA or Universal Credit benefits.
  • Are committed to the training programme and are genuinely interested in working in the warehousing industry.

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