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Warehouse Operative - Seasonal until 31st October 2024

dnata

About dnata

dnata is a ground handling service provider for airplanes. They offer cargo, travel and flight catering services.

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Job description from dnata

Seasonal until 31st October 2024 - Start dates from end of February 2024

dnata Catering UK are actively seeking Warehouse Operative to join our already successful and vibrant team at Luton airport. As a Warehouse Operative you will play a pivotal role in ensuring flights are correctly stocked on time to avoid any delays for departing aircraft. Working alongside likeminded people you will be responsible for restocking bars and duty-free trolleys from returning flights, adhering to our airline customer standards.

The Role

As a Warehouse Operative you will be working in one of the following areas within our business:

Bar Packer:

  • Picking and Packing
  • Ensuring all contents of the bars are packed to airline standards
  • Restocking bars that return from flights
  • Searching and sealing
  • Working in a bonded warehouse under and adhering to CAA regulations

Warehouse Operative:

  • Receiving goods into the warehouse
  • Stock distribution
  • Accuracy of records for all products
  • Maintain organization of the warehouse
  • Working in a bonded warehouse under and adhering to CAA regulations
  • Please note your duties will include but are not limited to the above

Requirements

To undertake this role, you must:

  • Be able to handle pork, alcohol and tobacco
  • Be prepared to stand for long periods of time and have good mobility
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be prepared to work in a chilled area
  • Have basic numeracy and English skills

About Us

As the global caterer of choice, dnata catering UK provides inflight catering to the worlds leading airlines. When serving these customers, we are also serving their customer and leaving a lasting impression on their travel experience. That is why our mission is to deliver the promises our customers make. We offer a comprehensive range of Inflight Catering, Onboard Retail and Logistics services across all of the UKs major and regional airports. Our continual pursuit of innovation and excellence has secured the business of more than 80 of the industrys biggest operators.

Whats in it for you?

  • Free breakfast, lunch and dinner on site, including refreshments
  • Free on-site parking


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

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Luton, Bedfordshire

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What employees say

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do dnata pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    82% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 44 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 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 dnata pay 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 22 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get paid breaks

    Do workers at dnata get paid breaks?

    Sometimes. Only some people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    43% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 46 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get sick pay

    Do dnata pay sick pay?

    Sometimes. Only some people get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    47% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 43 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 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 workers at dnata 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 47 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 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

    Okay
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at dnata?

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

    How we know this

    • 26% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 16% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 6% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 52% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 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 workers at dnata worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    86% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 21 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 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 dnata workers get to choose the shifts they work?

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

    How we know this

    60% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 48 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 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 dnata workers to change shifts?

    Some people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    46% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 35 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 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 to book a holiday at dnata?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    70% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 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 dnata managers change shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    74% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 43 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 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 to take sick leave at dnata?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    39% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 44 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 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 parents say it’s good

    Is working at dnata good if you’re a parent or carer?

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

    How we know this

    42% of people who care for a child or other relative report this isn’t a good place to work.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and November 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

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do people at dnata feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    73% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 44 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 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 people at dnata get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    70% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 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 to work at dnata?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    57% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 47 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 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.

  • Good
  • Most people enjoy their job

    Do people at dnata enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    75% of people report they enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 44 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and February 2024.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at dnata recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    42% 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 February 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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at dnata?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    37% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at dnata?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 55% 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 44 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 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 people think dnata 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 46 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 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 workers feel well informed about how dnata is doing?

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

    How we know this

    48% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 46 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 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 dnata

What dnata employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    It’s enjoyable,
    Easy shifts
    Great work colleagues

    Worst thing

    The seasons you work in
    lack of staff

    9.9

    dnata Ramp agent, June 2023

  • Best thing

    The pay

    Worst thing

    Everything, don’t like anything about it, don’t like a lot of the people the shifts are terrible, has made me cry a few time s

    6.1

    dnata Customer service assistant, March 2023

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  • Best thing

    the benefits

    Worst thing

    the communication is non existent

    5.5

    dnata Sales advisor, November 2022

  • Best thing

    easy to take holidays

    Worst thing

    management doesnt know what their doing

    4.1

    dnata Warehouse operative, August 2022

  • Best thing

    Food on site and packing to plan

    Worst thing

    Management

    2.4

    dnata General assistant, August 2022

  • Best thing

    Colleagues that I work with.

    Worst thing

    How we are treat by management.

    2.8

    dnata General assistant, October 2021

  • Best thing

    The people are good and we can have a laugh sometimes. Night shifts can be easier and a bit more chilled

    Worst thing

    Pressure to meet several deadlines a day, lack of appreciation, long shifts.

    2.1

    dnata Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    I get to see aircraft

    Worst thing

    Hard work without any rewards or recognition for it

    6.9

    dnata Ramp agent, April 2021

  • Best thing

    No stress

    Worst thing

    Unfair treatment by certain mangers

    7.6

    dnata HGV driver, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Working airside

    Worst thing

    Company dont care for the people

    8.2

    dnata Driver, October 2020

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