Warehousing/Supply Chain Operative

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.