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Warehouse Apprenticeship

The aim of the apprenticeship is to upskill warehousing operatives who are currently employed in sectors of the logistics industry. Apprentices may be responsible for managing stock; auditing inventory; keeping equipment in good working order; processing returned goods; or managing the receipt, storage and dispatch of goods. Apprentices will work as part of a team and may be required to load/unload vehicles.
Along side the practical components, apprentices are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding through the technical certificate and develop mathematics and English through functional skills.

Course Info

Subject Area
Course Type
James Watt College

Entry Requirements

Entry criteria varies depending on the framework that you are studying and the needs of the employer, however a good level of secondary education is expected (maths & English GCSE at a D/3 grade or above) & many employers expect you to have C/4 grade or above qualifications. Employers also look for skills like motivation, good interpersonal skills, good communication skills and a willingness to learn & will set their own specifications depending on the role.

Delivery and Assessment

The duration of an apprenticeship will vary depending on the needs of the employer but you will be required to complete qualifications during the period usually with set study days. As part of the apprenticeship, there will be a number of specific skills that your employer or college tutor will monitor and observe to prove that you reached a certain level of understanding.


After completion of this intermediate level apprenticeship, you could go on to work as a Transport Operative, Warehouse Operative or Logistics Manager in a large warehouse or logistics company.

Career Opportunities

  • Transport Operatives
  • Warehouse Operatives
  • Logistics Managers