Warehouse Operatives

Warehouse operatives load, unload and convey a variety of goods, equipment or other items in warehouses and depots, prepare requisitions or despatch documents of stocks held, and perform other elementary goods handling and storage related tasks.


New workers
£ 12,378
£ 23,964
£ 34,848

Available jobs

In the past year there were 590,963 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Cleans and maintains warehouse.

  • Checks goods for damage or missing stock and maintains an inventory of stock.

  • Retrieves stored items as listed on order sheets, makes up orders against requisitions and prepares goods for despatch.

  • Packs furniture and household goods into crates and cartons for storage.

  • Undertakes the loading and unloading of goods and conveys goods about storage area.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Warehousing

  • Forklift Truck

  • Manual Handling

  • Palletizing

  • Housekeeping

  • Order Picking

  • Numeracy

  • Stock Control

  • Machinery

  • Booking (Sales)

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Loading And Unloading

  • Communication

  • Detail Oriented

  • Lifting Ability

  • Customer Service

  • Management

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • English Language

  • Operations

  • Computer Literacy

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.