Warehousing and storage

Warehousing and storage

“The warehousing and storage apprenticeship deals with the movement and storage of goods, and is an essential part of logistics operations”

The warehousing and storage apprenticeship deals with the movement and storage of goods, and is an essential part of logistics operations. As a warehousing and storage apprentice, you’ll learn to operate 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. The advanced apprenticeship is designed for supervisors and team leaders. Working as the senior member of the team, you’ll have delegated responsibility for overseeing the correct selection and packing of customer orders.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: English

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience, particularly where good organisational skills are demonstrated

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum