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Warehouse Operative - Bridgwater

Wincanton

About Wincanton

Wincanton is a logistics company.

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Job description from Wincanton

Due to recent contract growth, exciting opportunities for experienced Mutli Task Operatives (MTOs) have been created at our operation in Bridgwater. These are key roles that will be central to the successful delivery of a contract where Wincanton are providing warehousing and transport services for equipment being delivered in for the construction of Hinkley Point.

The primary role of our MTOs is to operate in a warehouse environment carrying out general day-to-day duties such as inbound receipts, order picking and despatch. Working within a safety-first culture, the successful candidates will be part of a new and exciting operation, whereby a strong team working approach is essential.

Hours of work may vary as is necessary to support the contract. Whilst flexibility is required, these will primarily be between Monday to Friday but with weekend working upon request from site management. Shift based working may be required as the Operation matures.

There may also be a requirement to work at other facilities as required in the local area inclusive of the Hinkley Point site itself. Following any offer of employment, to work in our operations each individual needs to complete the HPC site vetting process and pass the CITB HS&E Operatives test. Support & guidance will be given throughout the process

The role reports into the Shift Leader.

Benefits

  • Rate of pay - £12.01 per hour
  • 40 hours per week contracted - Overtime potential.
  • Monday to Friday - daytime hours
  • 22 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Competitive pension
  • Career progression opportunities

Key Responsibilities

  • Being part of and contributing towards a Zero Harm culture
  • Helping Britain achieve Net Zero.
  • Demonstrating of a safety-first mind set and active engagement with safety initiatives
  • Delivering high personal standards to achieve KPI's in safety, quality, performance and service
  • Taking pride in ensuring 100% accuracy in all aspects of the operation

Experience and Qualifications

  • Experience of working within a warehouse environment
  • Excellent communication skills combined with logical problem-solving skills
  • Ability to make recommendations for improvement
  • Enthusiastic, committed and able to respond positively to changing demands
  • MHE license(s) desirable but not essential as training will be provided for the right candidates
  • Career progression will be available for the right candidates

What do we offer?

We value our people and offer a friendly working environment, a focus on developing your skills and a competitive salary. Benefits include full uniform, safety equipment, discount apps, access to a company pension scheme with employer contributions and other optional schemes you may wish to join. These are just some of the reasons which make Wincanton a great place to work!

We are an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their sex; religious or similar philosophical belief; political opinion; race; age; sexual orientation; or, whether they are married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled; or whether they have undergone, are undergoing or intend to undergo gender reassignment.

Apply Now!

If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and uploading your CV. We are a fast-moving organisation so we may not always wait until the closing date to review applications. As a result, you should submit your CV as soon as possible!

About Us

Wincanton is a leading supply chain partner for British business, providing supply chain solutions up and down the country. Through a wealth of experience and knowledge Wincanton provides business critical services including storage, handling and distribution; high volume eFulfilment; retailer 'dark stores'; two-person home delivery; fleet and transport management; and network optimisation for many of the UK's best-known companies.

Any queries please email: dionne.delaney-james@wincanton.co.uk

Job insights from Breakroom

Warehouse operative

Warehouse operatives take delivery of goods, and pick, pack and dispatch products

What you’ll do as a warehouse operative:

  • Take delivery of goods and raw materials
  • Pack and wrap goods
  • Check for damaged or missing items
  • Make sure stock is stored correctly and safely
  • Load goods ready for dispatch

Is it right for you?

This job may involve:

  • Standing
  • Heavy lifting
  • Night work
  • Cleaning
  • Physical activities

What employees say

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Wincanton pay warehouse operatives enough to live on?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    86% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 81 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do Wincanton pay warehouse operatives market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    68% of people are paid above average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Good
  • Everyone is paid the same, whatever their age

    Do warehouse operatives at Wincanton get paid the same regardless of age?

    Yes, people under the age of 23 get paid the same as those above 23.

    See what Wincanton pays different age groups

    How we know this

    The average pay of under 23s is the same as those above 23.

    Based on data from 94 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2021 and December 2023.

  • Good
  • Most people get paid breaks

    Do warehouse operatives at Wincanton get paid breaks?

    Yes. Most people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    81% of people say they get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Wincanton pay warehouse operatives sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    82% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 84 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    Do warehouse operatives at Wincanton do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    83% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 83 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Okay
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do warehouse operatives get of their shift pattern at Wincanton?

    Only some people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 32% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 7% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 4% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 57% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 28 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do warehouse operatives at Wincanton worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    92% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 74 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get a choice of shifts

    Do warehouse operatives at Wincanton get to choose the shifts they work?

    Some people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    63% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 79 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for warehouse operatives at Wincanton to change shifts?

    Some people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    63% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 51 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to book holiday

    How easy is it for warehouse operatives to book a holiday at Wincanton?

    Some people find it hard to book holiday.

    How we know this

    39% of people report it’s hard to book holidays.

    Based on data from 84 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do Wincanton managers change warehouse operatives shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    98% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 85 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Okay
  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it for warehouse operatives to take sick leave at Wincanton?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    44% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 81 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

  • Okay
  • Only some parents say it’s good

    Is working as warehouse operatives at Wincanton good if you have caring responsibilities?

    Only some parents and carer say this is a good place to work.

    How we know this

    59% of people who care for a child or other relative report this isn’t a good place to work.

    Based on data from 27 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2021 and July 2023.

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Only some people feel treated with respect

    Do warehouse operatives at Wincanton feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Some people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    46% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 81 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do warehouse operatives at Wincanton get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    89% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 81 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Okay
  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful for warehouse operatives to work at Wincanton?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    67% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Okay
  • Only some people enjoy their job

    Do warehouse operatives at Wincanton enjoy their jobs?

    Only some people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    59% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 73 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and December 2023.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t recommend their team

    Do warehouse operatives at Wincanton recommend working with their team?

    Not many people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    77% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Good
  • Most people get enough training

    Do warehouse operatives get enough training when they start at Wincanton?

    Most people got enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    73% of people report they got enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get support to progress

    Are warehouse operatives given support to progress at Wincanton?

    Most people aren’t given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 80% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Needs improving
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do warehouse operatives think Wincanton head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    80% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 84 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t feel well informed by head office

    Do warehouse operatives feel well informed about how Wincanton is doing?

    Most people don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    73% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 84 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Find out more about working at Wincanton

What Wincanton employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    Mentality easy, don’t have to work with customers. And pay
    Leave paid an hour early if you reach your 110% pick rate.

    Worst thing

    Managers have favoritism and give better work loads to their friends. Managers are mardy and unhappy. People who have been there years get the easy jobs.

    5.5

    Wincanton Picker, July 2023

  • Best thing

    On the wider network you can progress

    Worst thing

    Hard to progress and get given a chance.
    Lack of diversity in leadership
    Poor pay
    Long hours
    Poor shift pattern

    3.5

    Wincanton Team leader, June 2023

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  • Best thing

    Only 3 days a week and pretty much left to it.

    Worst thing

    The other admin I work with is very inconsiderate that I am there

    4.3

    Wincanton Employee, June 2023

  • Best thing

    Freedom once on the road, occasionally regular shifts and decent vehicles to drive. Change of scenery on some occasions. Better money compare to warehouse, factories and other boring jobs,

    Worst thing

    No improvement in general work conditions from employers, antic vehicles and miserable shop staff in some places, rubbish at the road sides and some ugly places to deliver to.

    7.1

    Wincanton HGV driver, March 2023

  • Best thing

    Good pay, good shifts

    Worst thing

    They take ages to respond to emails, the drinks and food are over priced, u can’t leave the site to go eat u have to eat there

    6.6

    Wincanton Employee, October 2022

  • Best thing

    The pay

    Worst thing

    The actual job is depressing and boring the environment is very bad and depressing with no one to socialise with or have a talk feels like slavery at times

    7.8

    Wincanton Warehouse operative, September 2022

  • Best thing

    Not much, used to be early finishes but they’re trying to take that away

    Worst thing

    Money, treatment, in order to do the job we must ignore health & safety & put ourselves at risk

    5.0

    Wincanton Van driver, June 2022

  • Best thing

    Early starts, salary is ok, up to date vehicles.

    Worst thing

    Management, being told I'm going somewhere else at the last minute.

    6.6

    Wincanton HGV driver, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Pays ok

    Worst thing

    The amount of different jobs you're supposed to be fully acquainted with that you only do once every 6 months or so

    5.5

    Wincanton Admin clerk, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Mostly get left to get on with my work.

    Worst thing

    Being told what to do by people that don't know what they are doing.

    6.0

    Wincanton Flt driver, July 2020

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