Warehousing and Supply Chain Apprenticeships

About Warehousing & Distribution

Want a career that involves physical work and being part of a team? A career in Warehousing could be for you!

Warehousing operatives undertake various duties such as, dealing with goods and products that come in and out of a warehouse, updating databases, maintaining stock levels, etc.

To become a warehousing Apprentice you do not need any formal qualifications, although employers do look for qualifications in English and Maths.

During the Apprenticeship you will cover areas such as:

  • Process orders for customers
  • Assemble orders for dispatch
  • Maintain cleanliness of equipment
  • Moving and/or handling goods
  • Use equipment to move goods
  • Keep stock at required levels
  • Check stock levels and stock records
  • Operate equipment to requirements
  • Picking and Receiving goods

How do you get into the industry?

In order to start a Warehousing Apprenticeship at either Level 2 or 3, you need to have a job or a placement in the industry as it is a work-based qualification. Warehousing does not require you to have any formal qualifications however some employers do ask for qualifications in English and Maths.

There are many places that you can go to find a job; the Total People Website, the National Apprenticeships Service Website, local newspaper, Internet job sites and the Job Centre Plus. You can also try friends and family to see if they know anyone who might have a vacancy.

Further Progression

After completing your Apprenticeship in Warehousing, you will be able to progress onto further qualifications or promote to higher positions including supervisor and managerial.

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Entry Requirements

To start a Pathways to Apprenticeship Level 1 course, you do not need any particular formal qualifications. Nor do you need to be working in the industry.

In order to start a Warehousing Apprenticeship at Level 2 or Level 3, you need to have a job or a placement in the industry, as it is a work-based qualification. You will also be required to have GCSEs in English and Maths.

Cost

This will be dependent on the size of the employer and if the employer is an apprenticeship levy payer. This can be discussed with Total People Ltd.  

Pathways to Apprenticeship - Level 1

Overview:

Total People will support you in a working environment with a local company for two days per week in order to give you an insight into the warehousing sector. At the end of the course, you could progress onto a full Apprenticeship with Total People.

Entry Requirements: 

No formal qualifications required

Length of the course:

9 - 12 months

Intermediate Apprenticeship - Level 2

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Warehousing and Storage Skills
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills 
  • Fork Lift Truck Certificate (optional)
  • 20% off the job learning

Entry Requirements:

GCSE in Maths and English

Length of the course:

12 months Approximately

Advanced Apprenticeship - Level 3

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Warehousing and Storage Skills
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills 
  • Fork Lift Truck Certificate (optional)
  • 20% off the job learning

Entry Requirements:

Level 2 Qualification in Warehousing

Length of the course: 

18 months Approximately

New Apprenticeship Standard - Level 2

Overview:

Designed by Employers and Industry Experts

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Operative
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • Fork Lift Truck Certificate (optional)
  • End point assessment of 50% exam 50% practical skills
  • 20% off the job learning

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements

Length of the course:

12 months Approximately

Warehousing and Supply Chain

Warehousing and Distribution Apprenticeship

Company
Joseph Gleave & Son Ltd in Manchester
Salary
£11,648 per year
Duration
18 months duration
Warehousing and Supply Chain

Warehousing and Storage Apprenticeship

Company
BUILD SKILL - PLUS LTD in Winsford
Salary
£6,895 per year
Duration
12 months duration