The Easy Way To Hire Temp Warehouse Operatives

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Work seamlessly with multiple local recruitment agencies to hire temp warehouse operatives fast

Do you want to hire temps without having to call around lots of temp recruitment agencies?

TempaGoGo allows you to find and work online with multiple agencies on each job. You increase your chances of hiring the best candidates, at the lowest price, with the least hassle.

TempaGoGo helps you save time by allowing you to work with multiple recruitment agencies seamlessly through its online platform. Connect with multiple agencies in just a few clicks

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Compare rates across agencies to ensure you get the best price and candidates.

Choose how you want agencies to contact you: through the platform, via email or by phone.

What to look for when recruiting a temp warehouse operative

Warehouse operatives typically work for retailers (e.g., Amazon, Tesco, Morrisons, Ocado, Asda…) in distribution centres and ensure that customers receive the right products, in the right quantity, at the right time.

Also called picker packers or order packers, warehouse operatives handle deliveries, often using a forklift truck, in line with the warehouse's stock management rules. They also select products for deliveries, check their quality, pack them with care using bubble wrap, sealing the parcels, and ensure they’re labelled properly.

When recruiting a warehouse operative, you might require them to have a forklift truck licence. Alternatively, they may only have GSCEs in English and Maths, and might learn on the job as apprentices. You may need to train them in using your company’s technology (e.g., hand-held devices or scanners) to handle stock management.

Being a warehouse operative is not for the faint-hearted - from handling heavy material, to doing some repetitive tasks while maintaining great attention to details and to safety, or working in a cold environment, it’s not easy!

Starting as a warehouse operative can bring interesting careers opportunities, as your warehouse apprentices can become delivery drivers or evolve to warehouse management roles, such as warehouse supervisors or warehouse managers.

The five largest warehouses in the UK are Amazon fulfilment centre in Dunfermline, Scotland (1 million sqft, the equivalent of 14 football fields!), Shaw National Distribution Centre, in Lancashire (1 million sqft) used by Yodel and the Shop Direct Group, Morrisons Distribution Centre in Sittingbourne (919k sqft), Tesco Distribution Centre in Dublin (753k sqft) and Constellation in Bristol (261k sqft) housing beers and spirits.

There’s a large concentration of warehouses in the Midlands, the "logistics hub" for UK retailers, due to its central location.

You probably have a good idea of what you need a warehouse operative to do for you. But to make things easy, we give you a job description to start from and a suggested budget. Typically warehouse operatives will perform the following duties:

  • Picking
  • Packing
  • Loading and unloading goods
  • Sorting goods
  • General warehouse duties

Typically, recruitment agencies will charge between £12.37 and £13.91 per hour for warehouse operatives. This includes what the candidate is paid, their National Insurance and holiday payments, as well as the agency margin. Your budget should take into account the experience of the secretary and their working location. For example, expect to pay more in London, where the Living Wage is £10.55 per hour.

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We cover the whole of the UK

TempaGoGo works with temp recruitment agencies across the whole of the UK.

We are increasing their number every month, to give you more choice and a better chance of hiring the best temps. Drop us a line if you know of an agency that you would like us to invite to the platform.

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