Warehouse Operative

Job Type Supply Chain and Logistics
Location Bracknell - Chilled Warehouse
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 26/03/2023
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £10.80 - £11.60
Salary Frequency Hourly
Hours of Work 37.5


We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.


Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

Join us as a Waitrose Warehouse Operative at Bracknell RDC and you'll have exciting opportunities to develop your skill set and open up excellent career possibilities within our fast paced Partner owned business.

This is a role for people who enjoy being part of a large team and strive to deliver excellent customer service and we’ll make sure you receive all the- training you need to achieve this.

At Waitrose we value people for who they are and strive to ensure everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We are an inclusive workplace that celebrates diversity in our teams by helping you be yourself at work, benefitting you and the teams you work with.

Hours and Pay

  • Working any 5 from 7 days on a 1 or 2 week Rota pattern, this will include some weekend working

  • 06:00 am -14:00 pm shift pattern

  • The hourly pay for our Warehouse Operative is: £11.58 - £12.08 Including a shift allowance (Minimum to maximum hourly rate available)


After becoming a Partner you’ll be entitled to:

  • 20% Discount at Waitrose & Partners on the majority of products

  • 25% Discount at John Lewis & Partners on the majority of products

  • 12% Discount at John Lewis & Partners on electrical & white goods

  • On-site Nuffield Health gym - fully inclusive use for £12 per month

  • Full access to our subsidised dining room serving hot and cold meals through the

  • day

  • 22 days paid holiday per year, increasing to 25 after 5 years service, 30 days

  • after 10 years service (not including Bank Holidays)

Work-Life balance

  • Discounted holidays at our exclusive Partnerships hotels

  • VIP suites with discounted tickets at the O2 & Wembley arena

  • Generous discounts at numerous restaurants and bars

  • Exclusive days out for Partners and their families

  • Free on site parking

  • Free on site hot drinks and fruit

Why join us?

Being a Partner in the business makes you more than an employee, you’re a co-owner, giving you the opportunity to influence the way we work for the better. All of us have shared values and common goals and we work as a team to achieve these.

Without our Warehouse Partners, we wouldn’t be able to achieve our renowned service to our customers. Join us today and not only will you be joining a unique business, you’ll also enjoy a vast range of benefits and a healthy work-life balance.

About the role

Our Distribution Centers are made up of 3 separate warehouses, each holding our Chilled (+2c), Fresh (+12c) or Ambient goods. You’ll be trained in how to work safely across all three of these different environments so you can ensure that our goods are stored, replenished, picked and dispatched using our mechanical handling equipment.

As a Warehouse Assistant for Waitrose & Partners, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Taking ownership for your own and others safety whilst at work

  • Working both independently and as part of a team

  • Supporting our Transport and Branch Partners by ensuring orders are assembled accurately on time

  • When handling a product you’ll make sure that it's always received, stored, packed and delivered to our customers to the very highest standards

  • Demonstrate that you can operate within the organisational values and share our vision and mission

What else will I be doing?

Other daily tasks will see you:

  • Adhering to all Health and Safety and Operational procedures

  • Keeping the warehouses as safe environments for all Partners to work in

Desirable experience skills and qualifications:

  • Basic standards of written English and basic Math

  • Previous warehouse experience is preferred but not essential

Flexible Working

We actively promote flexible working, training our Partners to be multi skilled across multiple warehouses. The Partnership supports agile and flexible working practices, such as when, where and how we work. We have several different ways to work flexibly including part-time, flexible or compressed hours.

Please consider the following when making your application:

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of

  • applications, therefore we recommend you apply early

  • Print off the job description for more information about the role

  • Attach an up-to-date CV

  • We will require proof of right to work

  • Please note that this role involves some heavy lifting

Duties and Responsibilities

To handle goods, using mechanical handling equipment, within the Warehouse efficiently and accurately working to agreed productivity targets and schedules. To adhere to all Health and Safety procedures and to conduct themselves according to the Partnership’s principles.

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/


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