Kickstart Scheme: Trainee Warehouse Colleague (Northampton DC)

Ref: 4345


Hours: Part-time

Contracted Hours: 25

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Swan Valley Way, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 9BD


Looking to Kickstart your career by getting hands-on experience?  Do you love to learn and want to develop lifelong career development skills? Want to play your part in making us the best pet care company in the world? We're already welcomed over 80 new colleagues in partnership with The Prince's Trust and we're continuing to create new opportunities to help you launch your career. 


What makes our Pets at Home Kickstart placements so special?


During your 6-month Kickstart placement you’ll get best in class employability support with our partners The Prince’s Trust and your own fully trained buddy who will be there to help and support you as you get hands-on with the role. You’ll also get the opportunity to attend a variety of different workshops that will help you grow your career. 


We’re rapidly expanding our warehouse teams and this is a hands-on role working in our distribution centre, where you’ll be lifting, picking, packing and wrapping. It’s a busy job keeping our customers – and their pets – happy. You’ll be part of a friendly team, picking and packing various pet products – anything from tennis balls up to large fish tanks Sometimes you might be asked to do other duties – such as sorting parcels, loading or unloading trailers and replenishing stock.


If you can work at pace, and love to work as part of a team in a modern working environment then this is the opportunity for you. 


Due to our success and growth, we’re rapidly expanding our warehouse teams. When you join us, you can be sure of secure, reliable work and a world of opportunity. We’re not any old warehouse. Because we want to be the best pet care company in the world. And to do that, we do the best for our colleagues. 



To be eligible for one of our Kickstart roles you need to be:


  • currently receiving Universal Credit 
  • flexible to work a minimum of 25 hours per week
  • ready to take on 6 months training programme
  • aged 18-24 when starting your Kickstart placement
  • referred by your Jobcentre Work Coach 


If your interested in this opportuntiy please speak to your job coach and ask them to refer you for this role. If you have any questions about this role please email



Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 20-08-2021

Expiry Date: 18-08-2031