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Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2 Standard


Approx. duration: 12-18 months

Start date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace with occasional visits to college

Entry requirements: Entry onto the Apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come in and undertake an interview or assessment. Entry onto the Apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSEs including Maths and English 9-3/A-E or a commitment to undertake Level 2 Maths and English. Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning:

  • Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Standard
  • English and Maths (if required) Level 2

End-point assessment: Delivered by Skills for Logistics

Progression: On completion of this Apprenticeship a Warehouse Operative will have the opportunity to progress within the industry in roles such as Logistics Operations, Warehouse Manager, Transport Manager, and Logistics Professional.

Course Summary:  Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer.

Warehouse Operatives work in a variety of warehouse environments. Work activities include:

  • Taking deliveries
  • Checking for damaged/missing items
  • Storing goods, moving stock by various methods
  • Picking/packing orders
  • Loading goods for dispatch
  • Maintaining stock records and documentation
  • Cleaning

They are required to safely use a range of equipment, machinery and vehicles, as relevant to their role and setting. This could include mechanical racking systems, materials handling equipment (MHE) or fork lift trucks.

Warehouse Operatives communicate with a wide range of people and customers. They have a passion to meet customers’ expectations by providing a quality service that encourages repeat business. Individuals in this role are highly competent in using industry-recognised systems and associated services (eg Traffic/Warehouse Management Systems) and will be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines. A Warehouse Operative will often be required to be flexible and work shifts including 4-on-4-off, days, nights, evenings and weekends.

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