Warehouse and Storage Apprentice, F I T-Shirts Ltd

Positions: x1

Weekly wage: 


Working week: 

8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday, with a twenty minute tea break and 50 minute lunch break. 

Total hours per week: 37.5

Apprenticeship duration: 
15 months 

Apprenticeship level: 
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship


London, SE18 6RS

Employer Description:

F.I.T-Shirts was established in 1991 under the railway arches of London Bridge. We have worked hard to secure our position and reputation and are now one of the leading trade suppliers of screen printed merchandise in the UK and Europe.

We operate from a modern, purpose built factory in London’s historic Royal Arsenal, with state of the art machinery and a dedicated team of printers, packers, seamstresses, screen makers and artists who have centuries of experience between them.

We are a family run business who love what we do and the quality of our print, attention to detail and service to customers set us aside from our competitors.


Vacancy Description: 

The successful Apprentice will be working in both Goods In and Goods Out within the Warehouse of a Textile Screen Printing company. Duties will include receiving deliveries,booking in stock,pulling jobs for the print floor,preparing jobs for shipping,creating and emailing delivery notes, booking couriers and general up keep of the warehouse area.

In Goods In, you are expected to learn how to:

  • Receive deliveries
  • Sign off the delivery note
  • Book the stock into the warehouse and bring the paperwork up to the office.
  • This can range from a couple of boxes to 10 pallets.
  • You are also expected pull stock according to production sheets and fill out and update the stock sheets and production sheets accordingly.

In Goods Out:

  • You will book out completed jobs
  • Create excel delivery notes detailing the delivery and email this to the customer.
  • You will also have regular contact with the customers on email and telephone and deal with any questions, requests or enquiries they may have.
  • You will need to book couriers on a daily basis (by email, an online booking system and on the telephone).
  • You will also need to keep an up to date stock report on customer stock that is kept on site.

In general, you will be expected to keep the warehouse area clean, to liaise with the office, packing dept and print floor to ensure jobs move throughout production in a timely manner.

During the apprenticeship you will receive in house training in the warehouse and the basics on the production floor. You will also receive training in FLT and manual handling. 


Qualifications Required:​

A – C in GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent)
A – C in IT would be helpful but not essential

Personal Qualities:  

  • Outgoing
  • Good communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Likes to work in a busy environment
  • Hard working.


Desired skills: 

  • Hard working
  • keen to learnc
  • Can use initiative
  • Good at multitasking
  • Punctual
  • Team player
  • Numerate
  • Literate
  • Good IT skills.
  • Must be able to lift 20


Future prospects:

Yes, a permanent, full time contract could be offered upon successful completion of 15 month apprenticeship.

Company benefits: 

  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Staff days out
  • Overtime offered and paid at time and half. 

Things to consider: 

  • You are on your feet all day and can get quite cold/hot in the working environment (depending on the weather outside).
  • Fork Lift Truck training will be offered after 6 months as well.


Qualification Structure:

Qualification:  Supply Chain Warehouse Operative

Level: 2

Duration: 13 months

Course Type: Apprenticeship Standard


Apprenticeship Delivery: Work based qualification. A tutor will visit you every 4-6 weeks in your work place.


Units Covered:

The programme is spread across 13 months and typically covers 10 units with the option to take on extra stretch and challenge units if desired. These units are split into 3 themes which complement each other and create a better learning experience:

            1) Working Safely in a Warehouse

            2) Working with others

            3) Operations and Administration

The programme will also require the apprentice to cover Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Functional Skills: 

Apprentices also work towards a Level 2 qualification in English and maths in the first half of the programme if they have no prior exemption (GCSE’s  A – C or equivalents in English and Maths).


Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage:
This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour.

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