The effective distribution of goods has always been critically important in manufacturing and retail. As online shopping grows logistics becomes even more important.
Nowadays, customers judge a company based on their delivery performance. Was the delivery correct? Was I kept informed? Did it arrive on time? Will I shop here again? A ‘perfect delivery’ is a major competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.
Of course, the field of transport and logistics is broad. The supply chain covers the effective storage and transport of every element than goes into making a product, not just its final delivery to a customer.
The new Apprenticeship Standards have been created with sectors employers, so you can be sure that you're learning the knowledge and practical skills employers' really value. In the last five years over 3,000 apprentices have trained with us.
Level 2 Supply Chain Operator
Good to know:
- Removals work is physically demanding
- Shift work, for example overnight or working on weekends
- Work internationally in Europe or at worldwide destinations
As a Supply Chain Operator, you’ll be responsible for managing the movement of goods across all sectors and distances for a range of customers from private individuals and sole traders through to large global organisations.
This is an entry-level apprenticeship, with a focus on one of two operational areas:
- Traffic Office: managing the movement of goods for a variety of customers
- Removals Operative: packing and unpacking freight – such as office and house removals.
This Apprenticeship Standard qualification has been designed by 23 leading employers, so you can be sure that it meets the needs of the modern transport and logistics industry. Designed by: DHL, NEXT and Pickford Business Solutions (to name a few).
Full specification: Supply Chain Operator, Apprenticeship Standard
Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Operative
- Workplace health and safety
Good to know:
- Physically demanding
- Shift work required
As a Warehouse Operative you’ll carry out a range of moving, packaging and stock-taking roles and duties in a warehouse environment.
You’ll learn all about the safe and effective use of a range of equipment, machinery and vehicles, which may include: mechanical racking systems, materials handling equipment (MHE) or forklift trucks. You’ll learn how to use warehouse systems and processes relating to packaging, moving and receiving stock (as well as the IT systems that support this).
This Apprenticeship Standard qualification has been designed by 22 employers, so you can be sure that it meets the needs of the modern transport and logistics industry. Designed by: John Lewis, XPO Logistics, Blue Arrow and Office Depot (to name a few).
Full specification: Supply Chain Warehouse Operative, Apprenticeship Standard
Level 3 Supply Chain Practitioner
- Food manufactures
Good to know:
- Work in a fast-paced environment
This role is responsible for organising and coordinating a network of interconnected businesses in the provision of goods and services to the end customer.
Supply chain functions include procurement, forecasting, planning manufacture, customer service and logistics. Only with all of these areas working in-sync can goods move quickly, safely and effectively.
Due to the high number of interactions both within and outside of the business, you will need to develop strong relationship building, influencing, stakeholder management and communication skills alongside sound analytical, information technology and numeracy skills.
This Apprenticeship Standard qualification has been designed by 14 employers, so you can be sure that it meets the needs of the modern transport and logistics industry. Designed by: Morrisons, Nestle, Britvic and Warburtons (to name a few).
Full specification: Supply Chain Practitioner (FMCG), Apprenticeship Standard
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