Homebaseare looking for enthusiastic, multi skilled, Warehouse Operatives who are motivated to hit targets, able to work rotating shifts and overtime, and have the willingness to push forward their career as the business continues to grow and develop.
For this you will receive a competitive salary, shift allowance, ongoing training, development and support, as well as many benefits, including staff discount online and in store.
Founded in 1979, Homebase is one of the UK’s leading home improvement and garden retailers. The company operates over 170 stores across the UK and Ireland, employing in excess of 7,000 people throughout its store estate, distribution centres and support offices.
Our product range includes painting and decorating, plants, garden tools and accessories, kitchens and furniture.
People don’t just visit us for a tin of paint or a packet of screws. They’re looking for fresh ideas and inspiration for their homes and gardens. To make their house a home - that's what makes a career at Homebase so rewarding.
The permanent opportunities available:
Multiskilled Warehouse Operatives, working across all aspects of the distribution centres operational functions, including; Picking with RF scan guns and digital voice picking equipment, driving Reach & LLOP trucks, loading & unloading of trailers.
We offer full training for the right people.
Forklift licence desirable, but not essential.
Rotating shifts: 0600 – 1400 & 1400 – 2200, working 5 days out of 7, on a 6-week rota.
£20,021 per annum, which includes a shift allwance of £1,187, working 36.25 hours per week
Nights: 2200 – 0600, working 5 days out of 7.
£22,151 per annum, which includes a shift allwance of £3,317, working 36.25 hours per week
What will I be doing?
- Multiskilled Warehouse Operatives, working across all aspects of the distribution centre’s operational functions
- Picking with RF scan guns and digital voice picking equipment
- Driving Reach & LLOP trucks
- Loading & unloading of trailers.
Do people think Homebase head office understands what's happening where they work?
People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work
How we know this
86% 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 information from 108 job reviews
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.
In the last year, 52% of people report 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 information from 116 job reviews
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.
88% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours
Based on information from 111 job reviews
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.
What employees are saying about Homebase
I enjoy talking to my customers and serving them
Stressful not enough staff around when needed help
Employee, November 2021
Fairly consistent, easy to learn
Head office, unrealistic standards and expectations
Employee, September 2021
My team. Colleagues are so lovely, and you can always come to work and know there positive, smiling attitude makes you think it’s not so bad being at work. Enables you to have a break and be with people you work well with and get along with, even with difficult times occurring outside of work.
Some Customers attitudes and challenges they bring. Constant cut backs, reduction in hours and lack of staff. We have lost up to 10 shop floor staff in a year and none have been replaced. This leaves 3-4 shop floor staff on a Sunday, an incredibly busy day. When customers are asking questions, getting paint mixes done etc, leaves one person in till with huge queue. Can be stressful.
Employee, April 2021
Great colleagues, fair shifts with other management
Rude customers, short staffed. Head office don’t understand the shop and how short we are In the shop.