Warehousing and storage apprenticeship

The Warehousing and Storage apprenticeship deals 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).

As a Warehousing and Storage apprentice, 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 to 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, and work towards a certificate in Logistics and Transport.

The Warehousing and Storage Advanced Level apprenticeship (Level 3) is designed for warehouse supervisors team leaders. Working as the senior member team leader of the team, in addition to normal warehouse operation activities, you will also have delegated responsibility for overseeing the correct selection and packing of customer orders, ensuring the team complete these tasks on time ready for despatch.

Level:

Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3)

Starting salary (once qualified):

£13,500

Job roles:

Warehouse operative, Forklift driver, Warehouse supervisor, Team leader

Issuing Authority:

Skills for Logistics – www.skillsforlogistics.org