RTITB – Warehouse workers at an award-winning sports equipment supplier are heading into the festive period in high spirits after successfully completing several key industrial qualifications.
In the busy run-up to Christmas, global online retailer Net World Sports will dispatch thousands of its FORZA football goals and other sports gear from its 120,000 square foot warehouse in North Wales to customers throughout the world, with its near 40 strong warehouse and operations teams playing a crucial role in ensuring these items are delivered accurately and promptly.
The team heads into this most demanding period of the year boosted by a number of training successes achieved in the past few weeks alone. Nine warehouse workers – Jamie Hughes, Stuart Thomas, Jack Neale, Lee Williams, Ashley Jones, Lee Williams, Ryan Sivel, Gareth Davies, and Sam Sefton – have all successfully attained their NVQ Level 2 in Warehousing and Storage. This vocational qualification not only covers key competencies such as the safe and efficient receipt, storage, handling, and dispatch of goods, but also includes modules on building effective relationships in the workplace.
In addition to this training boost, Sean Walsh has completed a testing Counterbalance and Reach Forklift Truck course overseen by RTITB, the official regulatory body for workplace transport training, while Jack Neale and Andrew Cherrie have successfully undertaken a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP), or ‘cherry picker’ as they are commonly known, training course.
Jack and Supply Chain Executive Owain Roberts have also passed a course overseen by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which covers the safe handling and transit of potentially dangerous goods by air, an accreditation which will help enable the sports supplier to send items such as first aid kits or batteries to international customers.
And it isn’t just Net World Sports’ warehouse team that has been working hard further their skills and knowledge. Accounts Team Lead Amy Chadwick has successfully passed the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 4 examination, achieving professional AAT Accountant status in the process.
Sophie Turner, HR Manager for Wrexham-based Net World Sports, commented: “Our fantastic team are the main driving force behind the business’s continued amazing growth, which is why we place such importance on continual personal development, training, and career progression.
“It is hugely encouraging to see so many of our people striving to better themselves, and these latest qualifications successes are richly deserved reward not only for their determination, but for their continued outstanding performance.”
Net World Sports is currently on a major recruitment drive as it aims to expand its team from just under 90 staff to more than 100 by early 2018. As well as various warehouse positions, the company is also hiring for Customer Care and Inbound Enquiry Advisors, Magento Web Developers, Web Content Editors and Administrators, and a HR Assistant. Students keen to participate in the next wave of the firm’s new Graduate Scheme can also register an interest prior to the formal application window opening early in the new year.
A full list of Net World Sports’ current job vacancies can be found at the company’s website www.networldsports.co.uk/careers.
These latest training successes cap another phenomenally successful year for Net World Sports, which is recognised as the biggest-selling football goal manufacturer in the UK. The firm won the ‘Best SME’ category of the UK Business Awards 2017 last month at Wembley Stadium, while it is also the only UK business to feature on all three of the latest Sunday Times annual league tables ranking sales, profitability, and export figures, having been named on the Fast Track 100 list for the second successive year at the start of December.