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Benefits of Apprenticeships
Businesses across the UK offer apprenticeship places because they recognise their effectiveness at increasing productivity, improving business performance and ensuring a committed and competent workforce. Download more information about a Careers in Logistics

What is a warehouse operative Apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a training programme that is completed whilst also working and getting paid. In the case of the warehouse operative apprenticeship this will include working as a warehouse operative and may include other duties such as moving equipment in a logistics environment, packing and distributing goods, relevant legislation within the industry, customer service, risk assessments and basic first aid.

How long does an Apprenticeship last?
Your apprenticeship will last for a minimum of 13 months.

What level is my Apprenticeship?
The warehouse operative intermediate apprenticeship is level 2.

What will I do on my Apprenticeship?
This will depend upon the employer to some extent but all apprentices will cover the following programme for their apprenticeship.



This is two days in duration with SP Training and on average around 14 days with your employer. The induction explains what will be covered during your apprenticeship with SP Training and in the workplace with your employer.


Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

This is part of your induction but is also a qualification in its own right and covers Health & Safety, contracts of employment, trade bodies and employment legislation


Professional Logistics Programme

This covers practical training and testing to National Standards. The apprentice will also cover other knowledge and training sessions to include:

Basics of Health & Safety
Basics of Risk Assessment
Basics of First Aid
Customer Service


Maths & English

This apprenticeship requires a minimum of level 1 maths & English.
If the candidate already possess maths and English at level 1 then they will be supported to achieve level 2. If they already have level 2 they will not be required to do maths and English qualifications.
Level 1 is equivalent to grade D-E GCSE and level 2 is equivalent to Grade A-C GCSE.


What qualifications will I achieve?
At the end of the apprenticeship the following training and qualifications will have been achieved:
RTITB Forklift Truck Licence
Risk Assessment Level 2
Customer Care Level 2
Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
Maths & English level 1 and/or 2 Functional Skills
Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Apprenticeship

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