Warehousing & Distribution Apprenticeship
Behind the scenes of many businesses is the Distribution and Warehousing industry. Getting an Apprenticeship in this area could lead you to all sorts of places, such as Transports and Logistics or Possession Storage and suits individuals who are not afraid of a bit of manual labour.
If you really like to get involved, enjoy hands-on and practical tasks, then an Apprenticeship in Warehousing & Distribution could be the perfect choice for you.
This Apprenticeship deals with the movement and storage of goods, and is an essential part of logistics operations.
As a Warehousing & Distribution 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, 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.
Good teamwork is important when you are working to a tight schedule, such as loading or unloading a lorry that can only wait for a little while before it needs to go on to the next job. You’ll also learn how to maintain health and safety, and work towards a certificate in Logistics and Transport.