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Posted Date:  18-Jan-2023
Posting End Date:  31/01/2023
Location:  Shrewsbury
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Developer Services
Salary (£):  £20,970.00

Warehouse Operative - 6 month FTC




Want to do the best work of your life? Playing your part in making a big difference to the environment and communities we serve. Our people make Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine. 


Our purpose is taking care of life’s essentials, but we’re also big on making a difference, not just because we should but because we care.  


We’re currently recruiting for a Warehouse Operative to be based at our Shelton site on a 6 month basis.  As a Warehouse Operative you’ll provide a critical service to STW Wholesale.  Typical tasks involve end to end Stock Management, liaising with Team leaders, Distribution, Water Production & Waster Water Team Managers, Engineers and other key stakeholders.  You’ll be supporting your manager on all Health, Safety and Environmental standards and you’ll be working face to face with internal and external stores customers offering excellent customer service, seeking to be the preferred supplier of choice.


Due to the nature of the role we are looking for someone with experience in a manual and physical role who also has good I.T skills in order to fulfil the administrative aspects of the role.


Does this sound like you? Then read on... 





Your key accountabilities in helping us on our journey will be:  


Receipting, issuing and returning of stock via bar-coding / SAP computer systems including electronic internal transfers of materials where required to meet materials requirement needs.  You’ll make sure all materials movements are conducted via the bar-coding / SAP system to support financial code & legal audit compliance


Identifying materials replenishment needs via scheduled SAP generated runs and physical observation as well as monitoring purchase requisitions to assess successful progression to purchase orders with agreed suppliers.  Daily/adhoc tasks will need to be carried out as and when required to make sure the Warehouse operation runs smoothly; including but not limited to operation of heavy plant lifting equipment and manual lifting equipment, housekeeping duties including using floor cleaners, data entry for stock control, inspections on vehicles, mobile plant, office workplace, etc.


You’ll frequently liaise with a number of stakeholders both internal and external so we would be looking for someone who is a confident communicator. 


The primary role will be county based but you may be expected to cover and work in other regions such as Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and Central in line with business needs.


Still you? Wonderful. 





We’re looking for people with previous Warehouse experience and even better if you have a Fork-lift Truck licence (Reach & Counterbalance) but this isn’t essential as training can be provided, although a driving licence is required.


Of course, it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity and a caring attitude in equal weight.  


We want people who show up and roll their sleeves up. Restless spirits who are ready to be part of something bigger, who care, who really care... because when you really care, you’ll go above and beyond. When you really care you don’t just talk about it, you do more.  


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do.  


And when it comes to inclusion, we’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity; who help us do just that.  


We do more, because we care.  





It’s not just a job you’ll get here, you’ll get a career too. We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live.  Here’s some of our favourites: 


  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)  
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £1500 per annum based on company performance)  subject to T&C’s
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)  
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate  
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’  
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers  
  • Family friendly policies  
  • Two volunteering days per year  





Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you. 


To find out more about working with us, search #LifeatSevernTrent on social media.