Here at the Wellpark Brewery, we brew and package millions of cans, kegs and bottles of beer every week. We produce our own brands, like Tennent’s and Caledonia Best – but we also produce a wide variety of other beers on behalf of other breweries and retailers. All that newly packaged beer goes straight to our Warehouse, before it heads off on the next stage of its journey. That might be directly to a customer, to one of our own distribution centres, or to a third party supplier.
The Logistics team is looking for an apprentice they can develop into an Inventory Specialist. Managing our inventory is all about understanding exactly what we have in stock at any one time, by keeping close tabs on what products are arriving, and what products are leaving. Because of the nature of our products they are subject to specific taxes at certain points in their lifecycle, so it’s essential that we can track every keg and can, and know exactly where it is, where it’s been and where it’s going.
So what’s involved?
You’ll join the Logistics team and work with them to learn all about inventory management and logistics. You can expect to get involved in:
- Daily, weekly and monthly performance reporting – understanding KPIs and associated performance and continuous improvement
- Providing customers with daily, weekly and monthly reports in line with their requirements
- End to end order capture and processing
- Warehouse optimisation and inventory planning
- Stock control processes within the warehouse
Most of your learning will happen on the job, but you’ll also spend c.1 day a week in college studying for a nationally recognised qualification. Once you qualify, we hope that you’ll then move into a professional inventory and logistics role, and continue to develop and grow your career with us.
What you’ll need:
- A good academic background – You probably enjoyed subjects like Business Management, Economics and IT while you were at school
- Good written and spoken English
- A conscientious approach – You’re reliable and hardworking, and don’t take shortcuts
- The desire to learn, both on-the-job, and through part time study
- An interest in developing a career in the food and drink industry
- Some experience in life, school or employment that demonstrates your ability to live our four ‘T’ values – Tenacious (the determination to make things happen), Trusted (people know they can rely on you), Tempted (curiosity and confidence to try new things), True (respecting your team mates and looking out for each other).
While you’re training, you’ll receive £8.41 per hour, as well as a fully funded college qualification. You’ll also get the option to join our staff pension. You’ll get 30 days holiday a year, and the chance to earn an annual bonus. And you’ll receive a product allowance (but you’ll be limited to soft drinks until you turn 18!)
Normally we ask people to apply with CVs, but we realise that you won’t have much work experience so creating a CV might be tricky. Instead, we’d like you to complete the attached Profile document. Fill it in, save it somewhere, and then apply for the role. When you’re asked to upload a CV, just upload the form instead. We’re aiming to hold interviews in late June/early July, and have the successful apprentices start in early August.