Apprenticeship in Supply Chain Warehouse Operative
Thomas Armstrong Plant
Job Reference Number: PLA102

Thomas Armstrong Plant, part of Thomas Armstrong (Construction) Ltd, are looking for an enthusiastic and committed apprentice to join our vibrant and friendly team based in Workington (CA14 2DB).  You will work within our Plant Hire/Sales department and will be supported through your qualification with real experience to complement your learning.  

Job Purpose:

Undertake a variety of plant assistant and warehouse work activities as required.

Main Duties will include:

  • Checking in and ordering stock (keeping a log of stock levels and pricing)
  • Taking phone calls from customers and suppliers
  • Serving on the trade counter
  • Use IT applications and other relevant technology and systems
  • Safely operate and handle equipment, machinery and vehicles, including Fork Lift Truck
  • Helping in the workshop, PAT testing equipment (once over 18 yrs)
  • Driving the delivery vehicle (once old enough)


National Apprenticeship Wage is £5.28 per hour during first 12 months. (If 19 years old or over after 12 months, salary will increase to minimum wage for your age)

Working Week:

Monday to Friday 08:00 to 4.30 (30-minutes lunch per day)

Possible Start Date: To be confirmed

Date Posted: April 2023

Apprenticeship Level: Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2 Standard

Location: Annie Pit Lane, Clay Flatts Industrial Estate, Workington, CA14 2DB

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end:

  • Fully workplace based, with regular meetings with dedicated Assessor (Lakes College WC)
  • Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2 Standard
  • Where an apprentice has not already achieved Level 2 English and Maths, they must do so before taking the end-point assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a higher-level apprenticeship or full-time employment fo the right candidate.

Desired skills and personal qualities:

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, initiative, willingness to learn and Flexibility

Qualifications: GCSE or equivalent Maths, English and Business (Grade C/4 or above) essential

Things to consider:

You should have the ability to work at a fast pace with high attention to detail ensuring concise and reliable decisions are made.  Your willingness and flexibility to adapt with the business should be evident as you will be providing dedicated apprenticeship support to Thomas Armstrong Plant.

The role has a repetitive element so the ideal candidate must be motivated and driven and can be perceptive with meeting the right deadlines of an ambitious company.

About the Company:

Thomas Armstrong (Construction) Limited are part of the Thomas Armstrong Group of Companies,  we are a major contractor for the construction of building and civil engineering projects within Cumbria and beyond.

The Thomas Armstrong Group have continually grown and developed as a business since 1830. We believe the key to this success is ensuring that the very best standards of quality and high levels of customer service are at the forefront of our business.


How to Apply

Job Reference Number: PLA102

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