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Warehouse Operative

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Entry Level

From our Head Office to the shop floor and everywhere in between our primary goal is to create and deliver a fantastic customer journey for everyone who shops at Lidl. 

Are you a warehouse operative looking for a challenge, high energy and love learning every day?

We are looking for Warehouse Operatives who are ambitious and match our values (trust, respect, responsibility, and recognition).

Your role will be varied, picking in all of our different product categories. We can provide set days off to support your work life balance and a training plan which will get you up to speed. We rely heavily on your input and effort and in return you will receive a competitive hourly rate!

What you'll do

  • Flexible shifts. Our warehouse is open 24 hours a day, we provide a 3-week roster to allow our employees to have a better work life balance
  • Move, pick and load all food types and non-food products
  • Ensure stock is received, stored, packed and transported according to the highest standards
  • Work in both ambient and temperature-controlled environments
  • Working in selections, you will be responsible for picking goods onto pallets to meet our store’s needs
  • You will work with a voice operated headset which will guide you where to go and what you need to pick, this is the role of an order picker in the selections department
  • You will work towards structured performance targets so each day you will know what tasks you need to complete

What you'll need

  • Comfortable with Manual Handling Equipment, such as an order picker forklift
  • A flexible can-do attitude
  • Preferably, experience within a warehouse environment
  • A good team player
  • Comfortable working in a fast peace environment 

What you'll receive

Through our salary system, we ensure pay equality across all positions at Lidl

  • £11.60 per hour rising to £13.50 per hour after 3 years
  • Additional supplements paid depending on the days & hours worked*
  • 29 days holidays per annum (pro rata, including Bank Holidays)
  • Company pension after 1 year
  • Genuine opportunities for career development
  • Individuals recognised as high performing will be invited to join our Leadership Academy as part of your on-going development
  • Generous discounts available; Circle K, Bike to Work
  • Mobile and broadband discounts with Vodafone
  • Maternity Leave top up, Marriage leave, Employee Assistance Programme


Year 1 

  • Basic Rate £11.60 
  • £14.50 (Unsocial Hours) 
  • £17.40 (Overtime/Sundays) 


Year 2 

  • Basic Rate £12.20 
  • £15.25 (Unsocial Hours) 
  • £18.30 (Overtime/Sundays) 


Year 3 

  • Basic Rate £12.80 
  • £16.00 (Unsocial Hours) 
  • £19.20 (Overtime/Sundays) 


Year 4 

  • Basic Rate £13.50 
  • £16.88 (Unsocial Hours) 
  • £20.25 (Overtime/Sundays) 


Lidl is an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements, we will ensure any reasonable accommodations are implemented as part of the recruitment and selection process. We value diversity and inclusion in our workplace and want to ensure that all applicants have the same opportunity regardless of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, age, disability, race, religious belief, political opinion or membership of the traveller community.

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