Warehousing Operative Apprenticeship Level 2

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This programme will allow you to work as a warehousing operative. A warehouse operative works as part of a team in a logistical department and will be responsible for the movement and storage of goods.

Course Information

With this apprenticeship, you will work in a varied environment to complete a wide range of tasks. Duties will depend on the employer but may involve managing stock, preparing goods for dispatch, processing returned items and operating machinery. In some circumstances, you may also need to know how to manage and store hazardous materials.


Benefits / Skills

  • Using equipment and machinery safely
  • Communicating effectively with customers
  • Minimising the effect work has on the environment
  • Operating and driving safely
  • Understanding the organisation’s brand
  • Understanding basic IT applications
  • Entry Requirements

    The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships and these will depend on the role that they are advertising.

    Please check that you meet all essential criteria before applying for a position, you can find the details of these on the full vacancy description (links below). If you are unsure about this please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0113 284 6464.

    Career Progression

    Warehouse Operative

    As a warehouse operative you will pack and process orders by picking correct items from stock. In addition, you will ensure all ordered products are dispatched on time and will learn how to operate machinery.

    Below are some Leeds City College apprenticeships you could potentially progress on to once you have completed this programme:

  • Senior Warehouse Person/Team Leader Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Level 2
  • Team Leader / Supervisor Apprenticeship Level 3
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      Human error is the top issue in 46% of warehouses.

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      92.7% of apprentices who used our recruitment service would recommend it to a friend.

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      Three quarters (75%) of apprentices who had never worked before starting remained in paid work after completing their apprenticeship.

      Course FAQs

      Do I have to pay the wages for the apprentice?

      Yes, you will need to pay the apprentice like any other member of your staff. The current national apprenticeship minimum wage is £3.90 per hour. Certain grants are available to some employers taking on an apprentice to help support with payment of their wages. Details of these grants will be discussed with you prior to recruiting an apprentice.

      How do I recruit an apprentice?

      You can recruit an apprentice by yourself, as you would any other member of staff for your company. However, if you want some help, we have a full recruitment team and service available to support you.

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