Distribution Centres

Learning and Development

If you’re looking for career progression then look no further. As a successful, rapidly- growing business we need good people, and we tend to find that good people develop great careers with Pets at Home. We have lots of career possibilities for people with ambition, drive and a passion for Pets at Home.

On joining our Distribution Centres, Colleagues are given an in-depth 12-week training programme which provides them with all the skills and knowledge to do a great job.


From your first day in our Distribution Centres we want you to be fully on board with us. We offer a comprehensive training pack involving everything that you need to get started in your new role. Along with learning where everything is and how to stay safe, you’ll also be introduced to our company values, the work our stores do and how we support them in achieving our company mission. You will have regular meetings with your manager during your training, to keep you informed on how you are doing.

Professional Qualifications

We offer NVQs in Warehousing and Distribution for anyone who wants to underpin their knowledge and demonstrate great working practices. If you want to gain a formal qualification in Warehousing we also offer an apprenticeship program which gives you training and certification on the technical aspects of warehousing, along with your NVQ. This will also give you additional training in health and safety, as well as literacy and numeracy skills. We also offer business apprenticeships, which give you a great opportunity to make a difference in our Distribution Centres.

Training toolkit

We know that starting a new job means taking in lots of new information, and we want this to be as easy as possible. We have a team of Buddies in our distribution centres who are there to help you learn your new job with practical training, and to make it even simpler we also have a suite of books to help you learn.

Mechanical Handling Equipment (MHE)

We have MHE trainers based in all of our Distribution Centres, ready to train you in our full range of equipment from a Low Level Order Picker through to Counterbalance and Reach trucks. Whether you come to us with previous experience of MHE or you’re a complete novice, we will ensure that you have all of the skills you need to be safe and successful.

Stretch for success

We’re always looking at where our talent is in our Distribution Centres. We don’t just look at how you have performed over the year, but also where you want to go, so we can give you the support and training you need to get there.