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Warehousing & Storage - Apprenticeship at Way to Work

Course description

Full Time Apprenticeship including : Level 2 NVQ in Wholesale, Distribution, Warehousing & Storage, Key Skills at Level 1 in Literacy & Numeracy, & an ERR & 2 Additional Enhancements. This Apprenticeship deals with the movement and storage of goods, and is an essential part of logistics operations. However, there’s more to this job than just lifting and moving things around (although it does involve a fair bit of that, so you’ll need to be fit and learn how to lift things properly). As a Warehousing and Storage 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, but 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’re 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.

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Future opportunities

The course offers you a specialist work-based qualification to support a range of careers in Warehousing or to progress onto studying for an NVQ level 3 in Warehouse and Stores. With further training, you could continue to develop your career in Warehousing. The course is work based which means you can earn and learn at the same time whilst developing the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Way to Work directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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