The manufacturing and warehouse sector is vital to the success of the Scottish economy, with an annual turnover of approximately £34 billion, while employment in manufacturing represents approximately 9% of the Scottish workforce. This sector is very diverse and has moved from a once traditional model based around heavy industry such as shipbuilding and steel fabrication towards a smaller scale model which includes prominent sectors. Some of these prominent sectors would be in life sciences, energy, chemicals, food and drink, the digital markets, textiles and forestry.

There are many different positions available for those looking to enter the manufacturing and warehouse sector, which is why it’s so important to know what is expected of the roles you are applying for.

What’s Expected?

With so many different positions available within the manufacturing and warehouse sector, it can be difficult to narrow down what is required to work within it. However, it can be easier to look at the different roles when they are categorised by their pre-requisites.

Warehouse operative and packer positions are great opportunities for those with little to no experience in the manufacturing and warehouse sector. Training is often provided to those who haven’t carried out this sort of work before. You’ll need to show employers that you are hard-working, motivated, fit, and accurate, doing this will definitely increase your chances of getting the job.

More advanced roles such as forklift drivers will usually require previous experience in the manufacturing and warehouse sector, as well as an up-to-date license to drive whatever vehicle you may need to use, such as forklifts or cherry-pickers. What’s great is that if you begin in a less experienced role within this sector, sometimes employers will be willing to train you to work in more advanced roles, making the manufacturing and warehouse sector a great sector for progression.

Lastly, positions such as supervisors or managers usually will require extensive experience in the manufacturing and warehouse sector to successfully get the job. This will vary from employer to employer, some larger companies may even request that you have a higher education qualification in a related subject to be suitable for the job. It’s not uncommon however for employees to be able to work their way up to these positions over the course of a few years. By being a model employee, you can expect to climb the career ladder somewhat quickly within the manufacturing and warehouse sector, depending on your employer of course.

How Can We Help?

HR Recruitment can match you up with the perfect role within the manufacturing and warehouse sector to suit your individual skills, experience, qualifications, and personal preferences. In this way, you will only be recommended to well-established employers that know exactly what you are capable of.

That’s not all however, our manufacturing and warehouse sector specialists can offer you extremely valuable advice when it comes to writing your CV and for when you are in an interview situation. We believe that this advice can give you an edge over your competition, giving you a higher chance of securing employment within your chosen industry.

We recruit and supply for all positions within the Warehousing & Manufacturing Industry including:

  • Warehouse Operatives
  • Packers
  • Production Line Operatives
  • Quality Control Operatives
  • Stock Controllers
  • Dispatch Assistants
  • Forklift Drivers
  • Cleaning Operatives
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Administrative Staff

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and we recruit and supply for many other positions.