Bridge to Employment – Warehouse Operative (Greater Belfast/Mallusk/Nuttscorner)

Job opportunities for the unemployed (age 18+)

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Training and employment programme

In conjunction with The Department for the Economy, we are offering a training programme which aims to equip unemployed people with this skills to compete for new job opportunities.

Those who successfully complete the training programme will be offered the opportunity to take on permanent employment as a Warehouse Operative in the Greater Belfast/Mallusk/Nuttscorner area with Bluestones Staffing.

What does the training include?

The training course is designed to provide the trainee with a sound understanding of the tasks involved as a Warehouse Operative and will include:

  • Warehousing and supply chain processes
  • Health and safety
  • Team skills

Training Conditions

Two weeks intensive training based at Bluestones Staffing NI and our client sites in Greater Belfast, under the Bridge to Employment programme.

You will retain your benefits while in training (two weeks)
You may be eligible for child care allowance while in training.

You will be reimbursed weekly travel expenses, limited to the cheapest cost of using public transport while in training under the Bridge to Employment programme.

If you successfully complete the training programme you will be interviewed by Bluestones Staffing NI with a view to offering permanent employment.

Applications now open

Warehouse Operative Job Description

Previous experience is not essential but applicants should have these skills:


  • Flexible to work day/night shifts over a 7 day rota
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Reliable
  • Good timekeeper
  • Ability to take instructions from a team leader
  • Prepared to work in a variety of roles
  • Applicants need to be flexible to work in sites located in Duncrue and Nutts Corner

In the event that shortlisting is required, an aptitude test and the following desirable criteria may be used to select applicants for interview.


  • Access to own transport

The selection process for a training place will include an information day and an interview.


The Job

  • Working as part of a team
  • Picking/packing orders using warehouse management system
  • Receiving/unloading goods
  • Loading/dispatching
  • Ensuring your pick is 100% accurate
  • Achieving daily KPI’s
  • General housekeeping
  • All other duties as and when required

Company Benefits 

Weekly pay, Pension, Holiday pay, Team orientated environment

Hours of Work

Variety of morning/day/twilight/night shifts across a 7-day rota.


£7.38 – £8.08 per hour starting.


Accrued at statutory entitlement

Applications close at 4 pm on 28th August 2018. 

Applications now open

Trainee Service Standards

1. We will write to you within seven working days of the closing date for application.
2. We will contact you within five working days of your aptitude test/interview. Successful applicants will be offered a training place.
3. Each person who successfully completes a Bridge to Employment training programme will be offered a job interview.

Does Bridge to Employment Work?

At least 80% of people who complete Bridge training courses and attend the interview get jobs.

Training will take place at:
Bluestones Staffing NI Belfast, Inspire Business Park, Carrowreagh Road, Dundonald, Belfast, BT16 1QT and client sites in Greater Belfast.

Is a customised training programme which gives people who are unemployed or who want to return to work the skills they need to compete for new job opportunities.

The Department
Our aim is to promote learning and skills to prepare people for work and support the economy.

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Bridge to Employment supports the Age Positive Northern Ireland campaign.