Warehousing Apprenticeships deal with the movement and storage of goods and is an essential part of logistics operations.
However, there’s more to this job than just lifting and moving things around (although it does involve a fair bit of that, so you’ll need to be fit and learn how to lift things properly). You might learn skills in operating specialist machinery to get things onto – and down from – high storage spaces; learn about keeping some goods at low temperatures; and improve your spatial awareness, so that you can quickly and efficiently load objects of different shapes and sizes.
Your duties will depend on your employer, but you could manage stock; audit inventory; keep equipment in good working order; process returned goods; or manage the receipt, storage, and dispatch of goods. You might even learn how to maintain the safety of hazardous goods and materials.
Good teamwork is important when you’re working on a tight schedule, such as loading or unloading a lorry that can only wait for a little while before it needs to go on to the next job. You’ll also learn how to maintain health and safety.
On this Advanced Level Apprenticeship, you’ll hold a management role for a logistics company. As an apprentice, your duties may involve transportation, stock control, warehousing, and/or monitoring the flow of goods and materials. You’ll be responsible for the day-to-day running of things and making sure that quality, cost, and efficiency of the supply chain meets standards.
Warehousing Apprenticeship Job Roles
Completing a Warehousing Apprenticeships, you could become:
- Warehouse Operative
- Forklift Driver
- Production Operative
- Pick and Packer
You’ll learn a range of skills, which could include monitoring stock and keep records; managing the receipt, storage or dispatch of goods; developing relationships with customers and suppliers, and providing leadership for your team.
You can also find out more about our Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Standards.
Looking to start your career? We have Apprenticeship opportunities that will help you get the skills and experience you need to become a valuable employee to any business. Apprenticeships are the SMART way to realise your potential! With our Warehousing Apprenticeships you can:
- Earn a wage whilst you learn
- Gain a Nationally Recognised Qualification
- Work with Trainers with industry experience
- Take the next step in your career
“I have really enjoyed the past year completing my apprenticeship and learning about the hotel industry. I have learnt a lot in the past year – not just knowledge for my role but a lot about my own personality and my confidence has really built up. I look forward to working with my training advisor Tanya again on my next qualification and I am looking forward to progressing within my role at the Nadler.”
Nadler Hotel, Soho