Guidance

Logistics operations apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the logistics operations sector.

The goal of any logistics operation is to move a product from supplier to customer – this path is called the supply chain, and it needs to keep moving in order for goods to arrive at the right place, at the right time. This apprenticeship trains you to play an important role in this, liaising with a range of people including suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers.

Training opportunities

On an intermediate apprenticeship, you will work in the warehouse and traffic office of the business, and will gain an insight into how each section works. On the advanced level apprenticeship, you’ll hold a management role for a logistics company.

As an apprentice, your duties may involve:

  • transportation
  • stock control
  • warehousing
  • monitoring the flow of goods and materials
  • making sure that quality, cost and efficiency of the supply chain meets standards
  • managing the receipt, storage or dispatch of goods
  • developing relationships with customers and suppliers

Types of apprenticeships

There are 2 types of logistics operations apprenticeships.

Intermediate level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • logistics operative
  • logistics support operative

Advanced level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • logistics operations team leader/section supervisor

Apply for a logistics operations apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education