warehousing apprentices in manchester



Typical Job Roles

By employing Warehousing apprentices in Manchester you can help your business by filling skills gaps in any size or type of organisation.

Typical job roles include:

  • Warehouse operative
  • Warehouse supervisor
  • Fork lift truck supervisor
  • Stock control assistant
  • Removals operative

Normally conducting duties such as:

  • Picking, wrapping and packing
  • Processing customer orders and arranging for their dispatch
  • Checking stock levels and stock records
  • Using machinery such as a forklift truck, side-loader, and compact crane
  • Maintaining hygiene standards in handling and storing goods

Level 2 Qualification

Warehousing apprenticeships start at Level 2 which is appropriate for most school leavers.

This Level covers:

  • Health, safety and security at work
  • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues in logistics operations.

Optional Units:

  • Process orders for customers in logistics operations
  • Use a compact crane in logistics operations
  • Use a forklift side-loader in logistics operations
  • Contribute to the provision of customer care in logistics operations.

Level 3 Qualification

Level 3 is aimed at apprentices who have already completed the Level 2 and are looking to progress, or existing retail staff who already have knowledge and experience.

Level 3 is ideal if your warehousing apprentice is working as a Team Leader within a warehouse operation.

Level 3 Diploma units cover:

  • Supervise the receipt, storage and dispatch of goods
  • Check stock levels and stock records
  • Inducting new colleagues into a logistics operation
  • Arrange the transport of goods using multiple transport modes
  • Optimise the use of logistics resources
  • Manage the traffic office

How long is the apprenticeship?

Warehousing apprenticeships normally last 12 months. Ideally at the end of the apprenticeship you can progress your apprentice onto a higher level, or offer a permanent position.

How is it delivered?

Our training providers normally conduct the training in house, on the job. This means that there will not be any college attendance in most cases. This is subject to change depending on the training provider circumstances, but we will confirm this with you before recruitment commences.

An apprenticeship assessor will visit the workplace every 6-8 weeks and spend around 2 hours with your apprentice combined with online seminars. They will monitor the apprentice at work and make sure their job is covering all the elements of the qualification criteria by looking at evidence.

This can include observation, questions, professional discussion, IT assignments and looking at the work they have produced. Apprenticeships are real jobs, but it is up to the employer to provide the right training and provide a mentor to guide and support them.

Can I enrol our existing staff?

Of course you can! We can recruit new staff totally for free, but if you have existing staff who do not have official qualifications above Level 2, it will be possible to enrol your existing staff onto the course and acquire on-the-job training and a nationally recognised qualification.

The course is distance learning, so your staff will not have to attend college, an assessor will visit every 8 weeks to check up on their progress, making it a really convenient way to up-skill your staff. We can arrange all this for you, for free.

How much does it cost?

First of all our apprenticeship recruitment service is free of charge. In terms of training costs for 16-18 year old apprentices 100% of your training costs are covered by government funding. For 19-24 year olds the Government funds 50% of the training costs.

Due to our partnerships with training providers we may be able to negotiate a lower fee for 19-24 year olds, or waive the fee completely in some cases. Be wary of some providers who charge a monthly management fee or high training costs, we will ensure that you get the very best deal.

Once we have your vacancy we will start negotiating with our training providers to keep the costs as low as possible for your business. We try our hardest to keep it totally free. The other costs you need to consider are the apprentices wage of at least £3.30 per hour plus holiday entitlements as well as the costs relating to training your apprentice and providing a mentor to support them.


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Did you know?

According to The Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards, Logistics employers report skills gaps and shortages, including literacy, numeracy and communications skills and the ageing workforce. Employers need to attract more people into the industry at level 2 to train as warehousing staff to fill these skills gaps and shortages, to provide a progression route to level 3 and to replace those who leave or retire. This is a perfect industry for apprenticeships to thrive in.


Recruit Warehousing Apprentices in Manchester: Areas we cover

Main Boroughs: Bury. Bolton. Manchester. Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan.

Main Towns: Prestwich, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Whitefield, Blackrod, Farnworth, Horwich, Kearsley, Little Lever, South Turton, Westhoughton, Blackley, Cheetham Hill, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Didsbury, Fallowfield, Hulme, Moss Side, Newton Heath, Northenden, Ringway, Rusholme, Withington. Wythenshawe, Longsight, Chadderton, Shaw and Crompton, Failsworth, Lees, Royton, Saddleworth, Heywood, Littleborough, Middleton, Milnrow, Newhey, Wardle, Eccles, Walkden, Worsley, Salford, Irlam, Ordsall, Pendlebury, Cadishead, Bramhall, Bredbury, Cheadle, Gatley, Hazel Grove, Heaton Chapel, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, Heaton Norris, Marple, Marple Bridge, Mellor, Reddish, Romiley, Audenshaw, Broadbottom, Denton. Droylsden, Dukinfield, Hattersley. Hollingworth, Hyde, Longdendale, Mossley, Mottram-in-Longdendale, Stalybridge, Altrincham, Bowdon, Hale, Old Trafford, Sale, Timperley, Urmston, Abram, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Aspull, Astley, Atherton, Bryn, Golborne, Higher End, Hindley, Ince-in-Makerfield, Leigh, Orrell, Standish-with-Langtree, Shevington, Tyldesley, Winstanley.


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