Since launching in 1995, Amazon has grown to become the best known name in online retail. Its many UK fulfilment centres dispatch packages to tens of millions of customers across Europe as well as in the UK.
On its busiest ever day in the UK, Amazon sold more than 5.5 million items – that’s 86 a second. The months leading up to Christmas see a huge leap in demand. That’s why Amazon recruits around 15,000 temporary associates in the UK every year to work as Warehouse Operatives. The contribution of associates is crucial, so Amazon is keen to ensure its Warehouse Operatives are happy in their roles.
Warehouse Operatives are at the heart of what Amazon does, from the moment an order’s placed to the moment it’s in the customer’s hands. It will be your job to receive, pick, pack and ship parcels. You’ll be expected to work to the highest standards to make sure Amazon exceeds customers' expectations.
It’s an active role that will certainly keep you fit. There’s also no uniform, so you can wear your own clothes and feel comfortable all day. The job is split between Inbound and Outbound responsibilities.
Dock: offloading goods from vehicles or sorting.
Receive: bringing items into the building and checking what has been received from suppliers and vendors.
Stow: placing the items in a specific place until they are ordered by a customer.
Picking: selecting items for a customer order.
Packing: packing the items to be shipped to a customer.
Shipping: preparing freight for dispatch and loading vehicles.
You may also be given additional or different tasks as part of your day to day job. If you work at Coalville, you may be using Powered Industrial Trucks or People Up Platforms - training will be provided if required.
You'll bring a strong work ethic, real attention to detail and the ability to meet targets in a fast-paced environment. Most importantly, you'll bring a true commitment to customer service to help deliver a first-class Amazon experience. You also need to be able to do the following: