Warehousing & Distribution Assistant

Folkestone, Kent
£3.50 per hour
11 Apr 2018
09 May 2018
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer Description

Ancestors of Dover Ltd was formed in 1992, primarily as a firm of genealogists by Nicholas and Anne Humphrey-Smith, co-founders in Canterbury, Kent.  In 1999 the company moved to the famous sea town , Dover, immortalised by Vera Lynn in the war time song “There’ll Be Blue Birds Over The White Cliffs of Dover”, and the business changed its name to Ancestors of Dover.  The company has worked designing and manufacturing products on the premises, with the help of dedicated outworkers, for names such as Harrods, Hamley’s, English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces, Historic Scotland, Cadw, and many other famous clients both large and small.

The business moved on from owning a Chapel in Dover and is now located in a 11,000 sq. ft. factory in Folkestone, Kent, where it now concentrates on research, design and development and manufacture of services and products for the heritage industry.

Ancestors have been casting in English lead free pewter since 1999; products include miniature crowns, key rings, miniature figures, rings, pendants, pencil toppers, jewellery and many other quality products.  The company has a policy of continually investing in new designs and projects and is able, on its premises, to carry out the following processes using different pieces of equipment including: printing, doming, clear crystal lens, pad printing, enamelling, heat transfer for T-shirts and other fabrics, mugs, framing, gold and silver back printing, soldering, crystal stoning, laminating and most recently laser engraving.

Customisation for clients is a big strength of the business, being able to offer most products with own label packaging and designs. Brands such as Timeline, Crowns and Regalia, Heraldic Express, Inspired Treasures, The Quills Store, Historic Image, Winter Reproductions and most recently Hollywood Greats are mainly produced in our factory.

Description of vacancy

This opportunity is placed within a thriving business with prospects for advancement.  The vacancy is for a Warehousing & Distributing Apprenticeship.  We are looking for a highly motivated individual who can complement our existing warehouse team.


We are looking for someone to join our company and be part of our Warehouse Team:

  • Light packing for distribution to our customers
  • The accepting of incoming goods
  • Checking off and storing of goods
  • Processing invoices from various suppliers
  • Dealing with the despatch of goods through couriers
  • General tidying of racking and storage area
  • Preparing goods for despatch by the team
  • Production processes for gifts
  • Laser engraving
  • Printing
  • Stock Counting
  • Assisting with audits

Full training to be given


£3.50 per hour


9.00am – 5.30pm

Monday to Friday with occasional overtime and extra duties.

With 1 hour lunch break.

Qualifications Required

GCSE Maths and English or equivalent Level 2 Qualification.

Skills Required

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Ability to work well on their own
  • Good Maths and English skills
  • Ability to work in an organised and structured way
  • Good professional telephone manner

Personal Qualities

  • Punctual
  • Enthusiastic
  • Well organised
  • Good attention to detail
  • Well-spoken and presentable

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework - consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

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