Warehousing and Distribution 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 amount and health and safety training will be given to teach you 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.
The qualification framework is comprised of three elements:
Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage
A combined qualification, which incorporates competence and knowledge
Assessed through portfolio evidence in the workplace
English Level 1
Maths Level 1
Assessed through external test
Level 2 Award in Employee Rights and Responsibilities in the Logistics Industry
Knowledge based – Multiple choice
Day release may be required for training
Length of programme 12-15 months
How to apply – Contact us for an application form on 01482 611896 or complete the on-line form.