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 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. You might even learn how to maintain the safety of hazardous goods and materials.
Intermediate Apprenticeship – Supply Chain Operative
This Apprenticeship is aimed at the operative working in a warehousing in storage environment. The qualification is tailored specifically to the Apprentices employer, so can cover a variety of sectors.
The Apprentice will learn:
Warehouse practices and processes – including deliveries, dispatch, maintaining records, moving stock, packing and storing goods
Using warehouse equipment, machinery and vehicles – including mechanical racking systems and materials handling equipment (MHE) such as forklifts and pallet trucks
Using basic IT – including barcoding, data capture, radio and warehousing management software and systems
Communicating effectively with colleagues, customers, third party carriers and other organisations
Health and safety practices, procedures and regulations within a warehouse environment – including safe driving and operating techniques and working safely at heights