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Warehouse Operative Days

Location(s) Castle Donington Job ID 33153 Closing Date 17/07/2022 23:00 Contract Full time Hours 38.5 Contract Type Permanent Shift Days Salary and Benefits £10.50 per hour


Our Castle Donington Warehouse is key to delivering our wealth of products to our customers. Distribution is the art of ensuring the right product is in the right place at the right time so it can be dispatched to our customers. As a Warehouse Operative, you’ll be right at the heart of it; sorting, picking, packing and dispatching across our partially automated operation.

We’ll give you all the training you need! As the job requires a lot of manual lifting, you’ll need physical strength, but much more than that, you’ll work well under pressure while ensuring safety and legal requirements are always met.

Flexibility and time management are also crucial, as well as being organised and methodical. Your enthusiasm to learn new skills will push you forward in our fast, flexible, agile, and ever-evolving environment. You’ll join an inclusive team, who come together to meet targets, increase efficiency, and deliver on our customer promise.

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Success Profile

Team Player


Technologically Savvy

Target Orientated



Our salaries are competitive and reviewed every year.

Colleague Discount

Receive 20% discount in-store and online for you and a partner or family member.


A minimum 28 days’ statutory holiday per year, pro-rata if you’re part time.

Holiday Buy

You can reduce your salary in exchange for up to one contractual week of additional holiday, subject to eligibility and National Living Wage requirements.


We have discretionary bonus schemes depending on the role that you do and the performance of our business.


If you save 3% of your pay into our Pension Saving Plan we will add an extra 6%. More details at

Life Assurance

Free cover of two times your annual salary up to age 70. If you pay into our Pension Saving Plan we double this to four times.


Allows you to save between £5 and £250 per month for three years with the option to buy shares at a 20% discount – or simply take your savings back.


Invest between £10 and £180 each month from your gross salary to buy M&S shares and build up an investment.

My Choices

Enjoy savings on everyday costs to holidays, recognise your colleague’s success and get more information and support on your wellbeing & benefits.

Cycle to Work

Hire a bike and accessories through Cycle to Work and save on tax and national insurance.


Buy the latest technology with interest free financing directly from your salary.

Health & Wellbeing

Save money on you and your families medical and dental expenses. Get great discounts on gym memberships, active wear, and health products.

Mental Health Support

Free 24/7 support from our expert health and wellbeing partners PAM Wellbeing - including free counselling and CBT as well as support for your family.

Giving Back

Support charities you care about the most by donating through your pay or even volunteer for them for one day.

Financial Wellbeing

Access to information and support to help you manage your finances from long term savings to managing your debt or money worries.

Celebration Time

Celebration time provides additional time off (up to one day per year) for a special occasion.

Virtual GP service

Free and unlimited access to a qualified GP for all UK colleagues and their families.

Warehouse Operative Days

Here at M&S we pride ourselves in our ability to provide our customers with what they want, when they need it. Our Castle Donington Warehouse is a key part of our business, playing a vital part in our ability to deliver. Getting the right products to the right places at the right time for our M&S customers involves a complex behind-the-scenes operation – and you’ll be right at the heart of it.

Our Warehouse is fast, flexible, agile and ever evolving to support the growth of our online business by increasing its efficiency whilst dealing with higher volumes and customer orders.

We are now recruiting for full time permanent Warehouse Operatives working our days pattern.

Our Days Warehouse Operatives work 12-hour shifts following our two-week rota pattern below which lends itself to a long 3 day weekend every other weekend, the shift pattern follows the below: -

Sunday      Monday     Tuesday      Wednesday       Thursday         Friday        Saturday

  Off             In                   In                 Off                     Off                  In              In

  In              Off                 Off                 In                      In                   Off             Off

The working hours vary by department, Day shifts for our Inbound & Pick Teams are 6:00am to 18.00pm & Pack & Despatch 06.30am – 18.30pm.

These aren’t just any vacancies; these are M&S vacancies!

As an M&S Warehouse Operative, you'll work as part of a team to help all our customers receive their orders when they want them and how they want them. All you need to do is follow your training in processes and safety and achieve your performance targets which will help us achieve ours. Your role will involve working with beauty, clothing and homeware products across different areas of the warehouse including goods in, storage, picking, packing and despatch across our fully automated operation.

Flexibility, adaptability and a willingness to learn new skills will be key as you will learn about and have exposure to different areas of the distribution centre to support customer order flows.

To succeed in this role you will be able to demonstrate the ability to work both individually and as part of a team to achieve targets. You will be competent in reading, understanding and following directions and instructions and you will understand the importance of following and supporting a health and safety culture onsite at all times.

The recruitment process will be involve a number of stages including an online application and online assessment, if successful at these the final stage will be for you to complete an online video interview.

In return for your hard work at M&S Castle Donington you will receive the following:

  • Free uniform and safety footwear
  • On-site restaurant selling yummy M&S food
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 20% M&S Staff Discount
  • Market-leading pension scheme
  • Access to a Virtual GP
  • Flexible benefits including IT loans, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers plus many others

If you think you have what it takes, then we would love to hear from you!

We are an inclusive employer and are committed to an active Equal Opportunities Policy which starts with our recruitment and selection process. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty which means you are unable to complete the application process online, please get in touch via email at so we can make alternative arrangements for you.



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