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Warehouses are an essential aspect of the UK supply chain. There are approximately 1,500 warehouses in the UK, holding everything from food to medicine to automobile parts. Warehouse worker jobs can be found in most major towns and cities. Working as a warehouse worker can be a great way to enter the logistics sector. Estimated to employ one in twelve people in the UK, the logistics industry continues to be one of the biggest employers in the country. The role has a variety of different names, including warehouse operative, warehouse worker, warehouse operator and warehouse picker.

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Warehouse worker jobs can be demanding but also rewarding. With more and more people ordering good online, the need for warehouse workers has steadily grown. Warehouse worker jobs can be found in many different industries, meaning daily duties will likely vary depending on the company you are working for. For example, if you are working in a large warehouse, your role may be very specific and involve just one or two tasks. However, if you are working in a small warehouse, you may be expected to help with a bit of everything, meaning your daily duties will be much more varied.

There are some duties that can be common to all warehouse worker jobs, these include:

  • Moving stock, labelling goods and stock checking
  • Unloading and loading good from trucks and other vehicles
  • Using equipment, including everything from hand-held devices to large machinery

The majority of warehouse worker employers will not require you to have any formal qualifications. Furthermore, whilst some may ask for previous experience, again, most warehouse worker jobs will not require this. It is therefore a great way to enter the logistics industry with no qualifications.

Many warehouse worker employers will provide on-the-job training, as well as opportunities to gain further qualifications, such as a fork-lift truck drivers license. Because the role can be physically demanding, people working as a warehouse worker are expected to have a relatively good level of physical fitness. Other traits desired by warehouse worker employers include determination, hard work, good communication skills, flexibility and a good attention to detail.

With the UK warehouse and storage sectors continuing to grow, working as a warehouse worker offers some great career prospects. With so many warehouse jobs available, you will have much more freedom in choosing things such as location and shift pattern.

Furthermore, long-term stability is also good, meaning you will likely always be able to find work in this area. In terms of promotion, a number of different routes are often offered by warehouse worker employers. Promotion to more senior roles includes becoming a shift manager, warehouse supervisor, team leader and warehouse manager.

Some of the biggest problems associated with warehouse worker jobs include low starting salaries and the need to be stood on your feet for long periods of time. Other negative issues can include the need to work unsociable hours, such as weekends and nights, as well as working in sometimes dusty, clean and hazardous environments.

Regarding the advantages of working as a warehouse worker, there are many. Firstly, you can able to enter this sector without the need for expensive qualifications. Next, the role can be very flexible, meaning you will have more control over the hours you work than in other positions. You will also learn new skills, many of which can be easily transferred to other jobs if needed.