Want a career that involves physical work and being part of a team? A career in warehousing could be for you!
Warehousing operatives undertake various duties such as, dealing with goods and products that come in and out of a warehouse, updating databases, maintaining stock levels, etc. To become a warehousing apprentice you do not need any formal qualifications, although employers do look for qualifications in English and Maths.
Warehousing and logistics can be a really great career path. Employers will want you to have a variety of useful skills such as:
It's important to know the kind of working environment you could expect to be in. This will often consist of an open warehouse, so it could be a little chilly from time to time but you will have the correct protective clothing that will help.
Do be aware some in some roles you may be required to have forklift truck driver training.
In any job there is always room for progression and warehousing and logistics have some great future career paths.
With experience, you could become a team leader, shift supervisor or warehouse manager.
You could also move into quality control, freight planning or distribution.
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