Position, job title or profession
Warehouse worker/ Goods handler for various British companies
The agency mediates employment contracts between candidates and various companies from the UK, which have vacancies such as: Warehouse worker, Goods handler
Taking part in the training session organized by British companies is mandatory
Duration of training
Training takes between 2 and 5 days, depending on each employee’s ability to assimilate information, and is paid by the employer. At the end of the training period, all employees take part in an evaluation test, which is mandatory.
Taking part in training
Taking part in the training course in mandatory. Course is free for employees, as it is paid or by the employer.
Legal work base
It is the employee’s responsibility, after entering into a contractual relationship with a British company, to apply for their NINO (National Insurance Number) in order to pay their contributions to the state. Candiates are entitled to work full time, as per their employment contract.
Period of recruitment
March 2017 (until all vacancies are occupied)
Both women and men are eligible
Couples are eligible on this project
Minimum age is 18 years, there is no maximum age limit
Good attitude, hardworking, serious, friendly, in good physical and mental shape, with good communication skills, organized, with no health issues
Married, not married/ divorced persons are eligible
Experience not required, but experienced candidates have an advantage during selection
Qualification not required, but qualified candidates have an advantage during selection
Conversational English is required
Other foreign languages
Other foreign languages not required
Not required, but candidates with a valid licence and experience have an advantage during selection
Hourly salary, monthly salary and payment dates
Job is paid between 7.85 – 10.20 GBP/hour depending on area and shift:
Ambient and cold
Starting from 7,85 GBP/hour
Starting from 8,35 GBP/hour
Starting from 9 GBP/hour
Starting from 8,45 GBP/hour
Starting from 9,05 GBP/hour
Starting from 10,20 GBP/hour
Payment is made every 4 weeks via bank transfer, into the bank account opened in the employee’s name.
Employee may transfer their earnings to an account from their home country.
- 15% discount for all employees
- Complimentary uniform
- Canteen at the work place
- Highly affordable employee menus
- Performance bonus (up to 0.90 GBP/hour, to be paid after 3 months of work)
- Access to the pension scheme after 3 months of work
Employee agrees to work overtime as per business needs. Planned and mandatory overtime is paid at normal rate. Emergency mandatory overtime is paid at 1 ½ of normal rate. Unplanned and optional overtime is paid 1,25 of normal rate. This fee is paid only if all planned overtime from the current week have been already done. If a day has been missed due to health reasons, them overtime will be paid at normal rate of pay.
Tips not applicable
According to annual reviews, employer may decide salary raises and/ or promotions depending on employee performance
Cases in which employee’s payment rights can be pursued
In all salary related cases, candidate may contact the abilitated British institutions. Employee may become a union member in order to have their interests defended in front of the employer.
Working and resting time
- Usually 3 days off/ week, depending on shift (can be day, evening or night shift depending on business needs)
- 40 hours/ week contractually guaranteed minimum hours, including 4 hours unpaid break, minimum 36 working hours/ week. Employer reserves the right to raise contractual working hours up to 44/ week – inclusind 4.4 hours unpaid break – as long as business demands it. Depending on business needs and on employee requests, up to 44 working hours/ week are allowed.
Nature and duration of contract, employment, termination of employment and re-employment conditions
Employment contract, full time. Undetermined period, first 13 consecutive weeks are probation period. In order to be employed, candidate must be selected based on CV/ interview and tests. Termination of employment will be detailed in the work offer.
Transport tickets to the UK
British companies/ employers usually do not pay for travel/ airplane ticket. There can be exceptions when ticket is paid by company/ employer.
Employees must obtain accommodation in the city they will be working in before beginning work. If they cannot, they can keep in contact with employer for a temporary accommodation. During this time they must secure and pay for a permanent accommodation. Employer assists in finding a temporary/ permanent accommodation before arrival in the UK. This assistance is not a contractual obligation, but an unconditional support offered to the employee. Usually, costs are covered by the employee. Depending on each landlord, accommodation costs may be deducted from earnings or may be paid by employee directly. Some landlords may ask for an advance and/ or deposit. Depending on the area, weekly rent can be between 60-90 GBP/ week.
Meals are not offered by the employer. But, where warehouses also have a canteen, employees gain access during lunch breaks. In such cases, menu prices are very advantageous for employees.
Local transport to/ from work is paid for by employee
Employees enjoy social insurance paid by employer, based on British legislation
Employees enjoy health insurance identical to that offered to British citizens, based on British legislation
Employees enjoy sick leave, offered and paid according to British legislation. First 3 days of sick leave are not paid.
Duration and conditions of rest leave
Employees enjoy rest leave based on their employment contract, up to 200 hours/ year. Employee has the right to rest leave after 4 weeks of work, in direct proportion with the number of hours already worked. Employer may restrict rest leave access for a certain period, for example during busy periods/ high times.
Work conditions, protection and security
Candidate must follow internal regulations set by the employer, as instructed, in order to follow their employment contract. Work conditions are normal, and protection and security measures are communicated from the first day. Work is done is warehouses, in normal working conditions, using various goods handling equipment.
Financial compensation in case of accident, professional illness or death
Compensation for work accidents, professional illness or death will be done according to British law
Employment taxes and contributions
Employer pays taxes and contributions directly from salary, as per British law. Social insurance taxes and contributions are directly deducted from employee’s gross salary, and paid by the employer. It is the employee’s responsibility to prevent double taxation for social insurances.
Documents needed by companies for candidate evaluation
- CV in English + smiling photo
- 1 Passport type photo
- 1 Full body photo, size 9/13, office attire
- Passport/ ID copy
- Birth certificate, in original
- Copy of last studies diploma
- Clean criminal record
- Clean medical record
- Copy of work history register (if such document exists)
- Copy of qualification papers (if such document exists)
- 2 recommendations, in original, in English from previous employers
- Details of British bank account (if such account already exists)
- Copy of National Insurance Number (if such document exists)
- Private medical insurance for first 2-3 onths of work and/ or European health card
- Filled in medical form
- Filled in application form
- Signed information letter regarding accommodation (for cases ehen this is necessary)
For those registering until 08.03.2017
360 RON, to be paid at the time of registration
For those registering after 08.03.2017
550 RON, to be paid at the time of signing the employment contract