Warehouse and Retail Assistant

Posted 09/06/2022 by Ability Trade

SR2, Ryhope, Sunderland

Ability Trade and DIY is looking for Retail and Warehouse Assistants to join their committed team at our site in Sunderland.

Retail and Warehouse Assistants

(No product experience required)

Sunderland SR2 9TX

Permanent, Fixed Term & Casual Contracts Available

Part Time / Family / Student-friendly hours may be available

Up to 40 hours per week

Please Note: Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK

Ability is Sunderland’s leading discount Trade and DIY supplier, with over 9,000 product lines on sale.  Our large site (3,000 sq. m) including store and warehouse, boasts a stock holding of over 700 pallets.

We are now looking for dedicated Retail and Warehouse Assistants to support our operation.

At Ability we are proud of our staff and there is huge potential for career progression. There is no need to wait for vacancies – promotions are based on contribution and potential.

About the Role:

We are looking for people to work in our popular store and warehouse, helping in areas such as:

Stock replenishment

Serving and directing customers

Checking deliveries

Storing products

Housekeeping duties

The ideal Retail and Warehouse Assistant will:

Be able to work in a fast paced, physically active environment.

Have good attention to detail.

Be motivated.

Be a good communicator.

Be able to work with minimal supervision and as a member of the team.

Be able to accurately work with numbers, products and search using keywords.

Be friendly and polite.

Previous product knowledge not required as full training will be provided.

Job Support:

On-the-job training provided.

On-site management means there's a good support network.

Excellent internal communication.

About You

Successful candidates will thrive on the everyday challenges of modern fast moving retail environments. They will:

Be self-motivated and able to work at a fast pace.

Take a pride in their work.

Have excellent attention to detail.

Have good communication skills.

Have good numeric skills.

Be approachable and professional manner.

Be a tidy / safe worker.

Be highly organised.

Be a quick learner.

Have good spatial awareness.

Be able to follow procedures.

Be able to use radios for communication and touch screen computers / tablets.

Have GCSE Maths & English grade D or above, or equivalent qualification.

Working Hours:

The store is open 7 days (Monday to Friday 7am - 6pm, 8am-5pm Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday). There are no night shift / late shifts.

Hours are on a rota basis. Full Time, part time and casual options are available – family/student-friendly hours will be considered.


Potential career progression

On-the-job training provided


Joining an already established local company

No late night / night shift working required

Elements of uniform provided

Staff radios provided

How to apply for the Retail and Warehouse Assistant roles:

If you have the skills and experience required, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents.

Other suitable skills and experience includes: Warehouse, Retail, Store Assistant, Warehouse Operative, Customer Service, Warehouse Staff, Shift Operator, Warehouse Shifts, Trade Sales and Retail

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