Logistics operations apprenticeship

The ultimate goal of any logistics operation is to move a product from supplier to customer – this path is called the supply chain, and it needs to keep moving in order for goods to arrive at the right place, at the right time.

Logistics managers play an important role in all of this, liaising with a range of people including suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers.

The Intermediate Level Logistics Operations apprenticeship is designed to allow an apprentice the opportunity to work in all areas of a business in order to gain a complete understanding of how the business works. During this time you will have the opportunity to gather evidence towards the Level 2 qualification while working in the various parts of the business and be in a stronger position to decide on which Advanced Apprenticeship would suit you best.

On the 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 meet the standards required. You’ll learn a range of skills, which could include monitoring stock and keeping records; managing the receipt, storage or dispatch of goods; developing relationships with customers and suppliers; and providing leadership for your team.

For this role, you’ll need strong organisation skills and a flair for leadership. You’ll also need to be able to think on your feet and make quick decisions.

Level:

Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3)

Starting salary (once qualified):

£13,500

Job roles:

Logistics operative, Distribution manager, Logistics manager, Warehouse manager, Logistics operations team leader/section supervisor

Issuing Authority:

Skills for Logistics – www.skillsforlogistics.org