Faculty of

Apprenticeship In Warehousing & Storage


  • Title: Apprenticeship In Warehousing & Storage
  • Code: SAOWARE
  • Level: Level
  • Length: 1 Year(s)
  • Term: Work Based
  • Faculty: Apprenticeships
No Formal Entry Requirements

Working in the Logistics Sector can lead to you having a very rewarding and successful career. Your career path could take you from Warehouse Operative to Warehouse Team Leader/Supervisor. On average as a Warehouse Operative you can expect to earn around £16,000 per year and as a Warehouse Team Leader/Supervisor you can expect to earn around £25,000 per year.

On average as any apprentice you can expect to earn between £120 and £150 per week. Once qualified you can expect to earn on average between £300 and £500 per week. 
Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16, whether you have just left school or you have been working for years. Preferred entry requirements are GCSE Maths, English and ICT, grades A-D or
equivalent. Other grades will be looked at on an individual basis. 
Warehouse Apprentices work in a variety of warehouse environments. Work activities include taking deliveries, checking for damaged/missing items, storing goods, moving stock by various methods, picking/packing orders, loading goods for dispatch, maintaining stock records and documentation, and cleaning. You will be required to safely use a range of equipment, machinery and vehicles, as relevant to your role and setting. This could include mechanical racking systems, materials handling equipment (MHE) or fork lift trucks.  As a Warehouse Apprentices you will communicate with a wide range of people and customers and will be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines. You will often be required to be flexible and work shifts including, days, nights, evenings and weekends.
Newly qualified apprentices will start off by carrying a variety of job roles within the logistics sector. It is likely that a period of consolidation will be required in this role before progression can take place. Most will aspire to a combination of internal promotion within the company to Warehouse Team Leader or Supervisor. Progression is possible into Higher Education including Higher Apprenticeships, Foundation Degrees and Higher National Certificates.

As an apprentice you will have a dedicated assessor who will visit you at your place of employment regularly to carry out progress reviews and assessments, which will include a range of written and practical tasks. Your qualification will require you to provide sufficient evidence to show that you can work to the national standard. Your assessor will help you to compile the evidence needed. 

There will also be regular Progress Reviews. These Reviews give you, your employer and your assessor the opportunity to:

  • Discuss the progress that you are making
  • Identify and resolve any issues which you or your employer may wish to raise
  • Identify and put into place any additional support that you would find useful to help improve your performance
  • Recognise your achievements
  • Set realistic targets towards gaining your qualification

Other qualifications involved:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Warehouse and Storage
  • Level 1 Functional Skills English & Maths
  • Award in Employee Rights and Responsibilities in Logistics Industry
As a Warehouse Apprentice your duties will depend on your employer, but you could operate and handle equipment safely and efficiently as required for your role, Comply with appropriate rules, regulations and processes for safely and efficiently moving, handling, packing and unpacking different items. Work individually and as part of a team to safely move and handle objects. Safely and efficiently load and unload items into and from vehicles, buildings, containers, lift vans, crates and/or boxes and ensure items are safely and efficiently packed, assembled and/or disassembled as appropriate. Select, prepare and use packaging materials appropriate to the job efficiently and in a way which reduces waste, costs and environmental impact. Use correct equipment and procedures to record receiving or stowing goods; produce relevant paperwork or labelling processes. Use IT applications and other relevant technology and systems, including warehousing management, data capture, radio and barcoding systems, to ensure the safe and efficient processing of goods.

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development

Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000