Express logistics apprenticeship

Express Logistics is the rapid, guaranteed delivery of goods and packages to businesses and consumers.

It is one of the UK’s fastest-growing sectors and makes a significant contribution to the UK economy, helping to support at least 72,000 jobs. Managing these fast-moving logistics processes and keeping a supply chain in motion is complex and demanding.

The Express Logistics apprenticeship offers an extensive programme of personal development, mixing on-the-job learning with a Foundation Degree in Express Logistics. You will train for the role of operations manager working within a small or medium-sized logistics company and by the end of your training will be able to contribute fully to the operation and development of an express logistics business. Your roles might include managing and motivating staff, devising strategies, managing budgets, and ensuring compliance with company and legislative policy. You will learn to manage the flow of goods effectively and efficiently through a network, and may be responsible for developing business improvements and cost efficiencies to make your company more competitive.

Good literacy and numeracy skills are a must in this industry and it will help if you enjoy problem-solving, communication and working as a team. Prospective candidates will need to meet the entry requirements of the Express Logistics Foundation Degree and have a keen interest in management and leadership in the logistics sector.

Level:

Higher (Level 5)

Starting salary:

£20,000–£22,000

Job roles:

Operational manager

Issuing Authority:

Skills for Logistics – www.skillsforlogistics.org