Logistics and Warehousing Apprenticeships

Delivering products and services: right place, right time, right cost, right price

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 Warehouse Operative

12 months

Work in:

  • Retail
  • Storage
  • Removals
  • Transport


  • 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

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