Apprentice Herb Assistant - Intermediate (Level 2)

Sandhutton Growers Limited T/a Herbs Unlimited (Employer)

The North Lancs. Training Group (Training Provider)

Annual wage £10,400.00
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday 7:00am - 17:00pm - 1 hours Lunch - 40 hours per week
14 months (duration)
3 January 2023(start date)
Supply chain warehouse operative (apprenticeship standard)
27 December 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Apprentice Herb Assistant for a crop grower and processors based in Thrisk. You will undertake your Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Operative qualification.


What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be working in 3 areas:

Goods In:

  • Assisting Goods In controller to book in all product and items used within the business
  • Checking quality of products upon intake and during storage
  • Producing labels and traceability codes
  • Managing stocks
  • Vacuum cooling
  • Running products to the production lines
  • Continued hygiene of the area
  • Organising waste lines


  • Assisting Dispatch controller in the checking off finished products
  • Collating the products in the dispatch fridge prior to them being loaded onto delivery vans
  • Coordination of Drivers and vans to meet the customer deadlines
  • Label printing for the production teams
  • Checking of temperatures of finished products
  • Checking off the products per customer against the order

Dry Pack Packing operations - Flow Wrap, Bulk Machine, Hand packing and Salad mixing:

  • Weighing of individual herbs and loading them onto the flow wrap or Bulk machine. Creating 35gm bags up to 500gm bags
  • Labelling of products
  • Packing bags into outer cases as per the individual customer orders
  • Making up outer carboard boxes
  • Mixing salad components as per the ingredients list
  • Continued hygiene of the area

Washing - Low care:

  • Preparation of Lettuce and Herbs prior to washing
  • Grading of product for identification of foreign bodies and quality issues
  • Operation of Slicing machine for slicing of herbs as per customer specification
  • Operation of different types of washers
  • Handling of cleaning agents to be added to the washers
  • Ensuring continuity of Traceability

Washing - High care:

  • Packing of products as per customer requirements
  • Spinning products in the drying machines to ensure excessive water is removed
  • Labelling of products as per the customer specification.
  • Ensuring good hygiene levels are maintained

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship in Warehousing, including NVQ and functional skills maths and English. Work based learning.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A great opportunity to develop your career with an employer who supports continuing professional development.

Reality Check

Mon - Fri 7:00am - 17:00pm - 1 hours Lunch - 40 hours per week

Skills Required

Attention to detail, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential
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