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Warehouse Operative

DHL

About DHL

DHL is a courier company.

Job description from DHL

Position: Warehouse Operative

Contract Type: Permanent - 45 hours

Location: Wellingborough

Shift: Monday to Friday 12.00 - 22.00

Hourly rate: £10.90

Why choose DHL eCommerce?

Want to work for one of the UK's best workplaces? We are proud to announce that DHL eCommerce UK has been recognised as a Best Workplace 2023 and achieved Top Employer accreditation for the 3rd year running. As well as competitive pay rates, you will be entitled to a range of benefits including discount vouchers for restaurants, cinemas, retail outlets, healthcare and much more as well as pension, enhanced family leave, childcare discounts, employee assistance programme and much more!

About the role

To join us as a Warehouse Operative, you won't need experience - we'll provide you with that. But you will need a strong work ethic and real attention to detail. It's a physical job, in a busy warehouse that's always working at full speed, so you'll be on the go throughout your shift. Whatever task you're performing, your attention to detail will make sure every parcel gets to its customer right on time.

The ideal candidate will have:

A flexible in approach to work & work effectively as part of a team, providing support in resolving problems and have a can do, right first time and passionate approach

What about career development?

We take every employee's career seriously and believe in realising their full potential. We have dedicated learning and development programmes that are open to every employee and an open working culture where everyone's voice is heard, so you can shape your future career path at DHL Parcel.

What will you need to do next?

If you meet the requirements for this role and are looking for your next career move, submit your application to us along with an up-to-date CV

Our approach to Diversity and Inclusion

As a global company, we see the diversity of our employees as a genuine strength. A strength that we will only really leverage if we ensure that our employees sincerely feel that they can bring their true selves to work every day.

We're committed to attracting the best possible person for every vacancy irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will ensure that all our resourcing activities are fair, transparent, and consistent across the 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

Map

Wellingborough, England, NN8 4

A map of the rough location for this vacancy

What employees say

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do DHL pay warehouse operatives enough to live on?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    83% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 58 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and February 2024.

    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 DHL pay warehouse operatives market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    67% of people are paid above average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 66 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and February 2024.

    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 DHL get paid the same regardless of age?

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

    See what DHL 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 106 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and February 2024.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get paid breaks

    Do warehouse operatives at DHL get paid breaks?

    Sometimes. Only some people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    67% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 63 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and February 2024.

    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 DHL pay warehouse operatives sick pay?

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

    How we know this

    68% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 60 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and February 2024.

    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 DHL do extra work that they don't get paid for?

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

    How we know this

    86% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 56 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and February 2024.

    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

    Needs improving
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 61% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 9% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 2% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 28% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 46 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and February 2024.

    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 DHL worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    84% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 44 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and February 2024.

    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 DHL get to choose the shifts they work?

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

    How we know this

    61% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 56 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and February 2024.

    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 DHL to change shifts?

    Some people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    64% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 36 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and February 2024.

    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.

  • Good
  • Easy to book holiday

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

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    73% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 60 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and February 2024.

    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 DHL managers change warehouse operatives shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    89% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 55 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and February 2024.

    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 DHL?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    41% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 61 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and February 2024.

    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 students say it’s good

    Is warehouse operatives at DHL job good for students?

    Only some students say this is a good place to work if you’re studying.

    How we know this

    35% of students report this isn’t a good place to work if you’re studying.

    Based on data from 17 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should allow you to fit work around important things in your life, like studying.

    Life isn’t just about work. Good jobs make space for you to do well in both.

  • Okay
  • Only some parents say it’s good

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

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

    How we know this

    54% of people who care for a child or other relative report this isn’t a good place to work.

    Based on data from 41 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and February 2024.

    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 DHL feel treated with respect by their managers?

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

    How we know this

    49% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 57 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and February 2024.

    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 DHL get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    85% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 59 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and February 2024.

    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 DHL?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    54% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 59 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and February 2024.

    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 DHL enjoy their jobs?

    Only some people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    48% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 61 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2023 and February 2024.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do warehouse operatives at DHL recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    55% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 66 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and February 2024.

    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 DHL?

    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 62 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and February 2024.

    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 DHL?

    Most people aren’t given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 68% 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 59 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and February 2024.

    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 DHL 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

    82% 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 61 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and February 2024.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

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

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    52% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 63 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2023 and February 2024.

    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 DHL

What DHL employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    The drivers and other mates I work with.

    Worst thing

    The managers are incompetent, the structure of how DHL works causes many issues as it’s many different departments that don’t work independently from each other and we told that our mental health is the most important thing but we’re pushed to the limits which has caused us to have over 100 members leave in a 18 month period

    3.7

    DHL Employee, February 2024

  • Best thing

    Managers leave you to it unless you've made a mistake

    Worst thing

    Toxic management

    8.2

    DHL Picker, January 2024

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    The team

    Worst thing

    The shift rotation

    5.5

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  • Best thing

    Do your own thing when out delivering

    Worst thing

    Not proper breaks under appreciated

    8.0

    DHL Employee, October 2023

  • Best thing

    Always work with different people

    Worst thing

    Weather changes and rushing

    5.5

    DHL Cleaner, August 2023

  • Best thing

    I work on my own without anyone standing behind my back, sightseeing along work traveling across the country

    Worst thing

    You never know what time you finish, everyday risking health and life at the roads making thousand kilometers monthly

    7.5

    DHL HGV driver, July 2023

  • Best thing

    Staff were nice even Managers, the job it’s self was satisfactory

    Worst thing

    Standing in a corridor to eat lunch, dirty filthy place, never saw a cleaner, toilets smell horrendous, i had diarrhoea every couple of weeks likely due to it being so filthy. I was put on shifts after probation with no choice.

    6.9

    DHL Employee, January 2023

  • Best thing

    The sense of a true team and friendship

    Worst thing

    Great stress and often minimal staff. Also they are not willing to take the people asking massive mistakes to one side to talk with them, they will send an email to everyone when it only needs sent to the person making the mistakes.

    6.6

    DHL Clerk, January 2022

  • Best thing

    Good to get experience if you wish to progress towards engineer or tco route.
    On a dead day plane won’t be in for another few hours can chill or go to the terminal get food and what not

    Worst thing

    You either hate this job or really love it there’s no in between.
    Basic pay is 9.25 and you’re ruining your back each shift
    Lack of communication
    Last minute changes
    Work as early as 5:30am

    7.8

    DHL Ramp agent, December 2021

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Literally just seen as a number. Don’t take into consideration that we have families. They set rules and regulations to suit themselves and I’m guessing for legal and insurance purposes, but bend them every which way they can to suit their needs.

    8.2

    DHL Warehouse Operative, March 2020

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