Logistics & Warehousing Apprenticeships
Logistics employers report skills gaps and shortages, including literacy, numeracy and communications skills and an ageing workforce
Our apprenticeships will help you solve that problem!
A lack of literacy, numeracy and communications skills and an ageing workforce are just some of the problems facing logistics employers. Employers need to attract more people into the industry at Level 2 to train as warehousing staff to fill these skills gaps and shortages, to provide a progression route to Level 3 and to replace those who leave or retire.
Warehouse operatives, depending on the size of the company, undertake a range of duties, working alone or in a team, including loading/unloading of vehicles and selecting and packing customer orders, ensuring goods are ready for dispatch on time. Senior Warehouse staff take additional responsibility for looking after teams to ensure tasks are completed on time and in line with organisational and customer requirements.
There are approximately 4,900 workplaces in England whose primary function is in freight transport activities, employing around 132,000 people directly in warehousing operations. The Warehousing Industry is part of a wider logistics sector which employs around 8% of the workforce in England and provides many opportunities to jobs and training in other parts of logistics such as Traffic Office and Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.
Our Apprentices train in these areas:
- Providing flexible access to a high quality skills programme, as a real alternative to academic qualifications, for those who prefer this style of learning and achievement.
- Incorporating functional skills in Maths and English, helping to improve the general literacy and numeracy basic skills in England.
- Using technical and competence qualifications, valued by Logistics employers, to help their businesses grow.
- Developing apprentice’s personal learning and thinking skills, to build their confidence and creativity, improving their social and working lives.
- Developing apprentice’s employability skills, making them more attractive to all employers whichever career they choose.
- Providing a career pathway into jobs and training at technician level and higher, to provide the skills which the economy needs to grow.
Whilst the use of handheld technology devices (e.g. scanners) is quite widespread within the industry, ICT has not been included in this framework as employers do not feel it is relevant to the job role of those working in a warehouse environment.
Contact our team for a copy of our detailed, unit by unit, Logistics and Warehousing Apprenticeships prospectus.
Our Apprenticeship training includes:
- Recognised qualifications: from Level 2 to Level 4
- Teaching: a fully flexible programme; in general all of our apprentices are taught off the job, in a classroom, with a real teacher.
- Workshops: each apprenticeship is structured around taught workshops that run throughout the year. Your apprentice books into these in advance, but in a pattern that suits you
- Assessment: this is carried out on the job (at your premises) at times that work for you and your apprentice
- Individualised learning: we plan the learning and assessment for your apprentice on an individual basis
- Tracking: you can follow your apprentices progress online, in real time, or by logging in to OneFile (the leading ePortfolio for apprenticeships)
- Progression: apprentices can seamlessly progress to higher level qualifications
- Apprenticeship Levy recovery: we make sure you can recover 100% of your levy or benefit from generous government co-funding
Contact our apprenticeship training team if you would like to find out more about how you can use our logistics & warehousing apprenticeships to train your staff.