Warehousing & Storage

 

Overview

This 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 can 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 at work.

Qualifications

Foundation Apprenticeship
  • Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing & Storage
  • Level 2 Award in Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Essential Communication Skills (Level 1)
  • Essential Application of Number Skills (Level 1)
Apprenticeship
  • Level 3 Diploma in Warehousing & Storage
  • Level 2 Award in Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Essential Communication Skills (Level 2)
  • Essential Application of Number Skills (Level 2)

If you have already achieved Essential Skills or have GCSEs A – C in Maths and English; you won’t have to undertake them again as part of the qualification. (Certificates will need to be provided as proof.)

Training Duration

  • Foundation Apprenticeship – minimum 26 weeks
  • Apprenticeship – minimum 52 weeks

 

You must be employed for a minimum of 16 hours to undertake an apprenticeship. You make an agreement with us to complete your apprenticeship, and in return, you’ll get regular support from your Assessor.