apprentice warehouseman at Howdens Joinery

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Intermediate Level (Level 2)
£6,870 annually
Review Date:
January 2016

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


I am currently working in a warehouse I am responsible for an accurate stock file of over £200,000. I have to check stock in to the depot and make sure the correct items leave the depot by using the correct systems and documentation.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I have learned how important it is to ensured the levels of stock match what is listed on the computer. I have also leaned that time keeping and time management with in the work place is very important.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


i was included and excepted by the team from day one and i get on well with other staff members. i was also invited to go to the company bowling event that i missed out on a place in the final by only 1 pin!!!

4. How valued do you feel by Howdens Joinery?


i am well looked after by the management tem and they are always helpful if i have a problem. i do not have any worries about coming into work. i am included in team meetings and events.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


very structured. i have completed all relevant health and safety modules and i have a tutor visit once a month to assist and mark me on my progress. she lets me know how i am progressing and if i am on course to hit targets.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


all ways good support and i am well informed by her.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


as i said before, i have 3 managers that all assist should i have any questions and they always give me feedback on how i am doing.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


it has been good through the apprenticeship but i cant wait to complete and earn more!!!

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


i have been to a company bowling event and as a depot team we have been out for meals on several occasions.

9a. Would you recommend Howdens Joinery to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

because its a good starting place, the apprentice scheme is well structured and the money is good for an apprenticeship and it all leads to good job at the end.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Howdens Joinery? *

i think before interview i should have learned more about the company and what products they had to offer. have a good understanding of what the apprenticeship is all about so you know what is expected of you.

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