Apprenticeship

Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2

This Apprenticeship is ideal for any individual in a supply chain or warehouse setting who works flexibly; including working different shift patterns or across different departments.

We support those in moving, packing and stock management roles in your organisation.

That could be new apprentices recruited to your business or to existing staff as staff development to help nurture talent and promote from within. We work with you to create a programme with clear progression pathways that support staff retention.

Typically, individuals on this apprenticeship are responsible for managing the movement of goods and products for a variety of customers that can range from large global organisations moving goods internationally to sole traders and private customers working in local areas.

Who is this programme for?

  • Aged 16+ – no maximum age limit
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Have been a British/EU citizen for the last 3 years
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Overview

Course Level

Level 2

Duration

14 months

Sector

Warehousing & Logistics

Learning method

Blended

Location

Workplace/Remote

Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2

Overview

We provide an improved understanding of topics such as; safe working practices, warehouse operations and processes, technology to improve productivity and working effectively with colleagues to improve performance. We offer training that fits around your business needs using both virtual and on-site delivery that is delivered by industry experts

EPA

End-point assessment

The Apprenticeship End-Point Assessment (EPA) is the ultimate measure of an apprentice’s skills and knowledge. It’s a rigorous, independent evaluation conducted by qualified and independent assessors to ensure that apprentices have reached the required standard in their chosen field. EPA is the final step in an apprenticeship journey, validating their expertise and paving the way for a successful career.

Knowledge and behaviours test
Practical Assessment
Portfolio of evidence

Frequently asked questions

For learners

An apprenticeship is a work-based training program that combines practical experience with structured learning. Whether you’re a young person entering the workplace for the first time, or an experienced manager looking to progress in your career, an apprenticeship can benefit your career by providing hands-on training, allowing you to earn while you learn, and gaining valuable qualifications and experience specific to your chosen industry.

No. You have to be a minimum of 16 years old to start an apprenticeship, but there is no upper age limit if you are interested in training in a new career later in life. Many employers are training up existing members of staff through the apprenticeship route to help further their career development.

Many people start on a level 2 apprenticeship and work their way up to a higher or degree apprenticeship. Many employers and training providers will ask for a certain level of numeracy and literacy and may require you to have qualifications or certain experience as part of the entry criteria.

Apprenticeships allow you to earn while you learn. Apprentices under the age of 19 are entitled to the apprentice minimum wage, as a minimum, for the work they do. After the age of 19, or 18 if you have completed your first year of your apprenticeship, you will be entitled to the working National Minimum Wage.

Key steps include researching available apprenticeships, tailoring your CV and cover letter, preparing for interviews, and showcasing your enthusiasm for the industry. Our recruitment team are on-hand to help you navigate the application process successfully.

Apprenticeships provide a mix of on-the-job and off-the-job training, leading to recognised qualifications in your chosen field. You’ll gain practical skills, industry-specific knowledge, and valuable work experience that enhance your employability.

The exact duration varies based on the apprenticeship programme, but it typically ranges from 12 months for a level 2 apprenticeship to two years for a level 5 apprenticeship. We also take into account any prior learning and experience when planning the apprenticeship duration.

Yes, apprentices receive ongoing support throughout their programme. This includes regular progress reviews with a Development Coach, mentorship, guidance from your employer, and resources to help you succeed in your role and complete your apprenticeship successfully.

As an apprentice, you have rights related to wages, working hours, and a safe working environment. You also have responsibilities to actively engage in your training, perform your job duties, and adhere to the terms outlined in your Apprenticeship Agreement.

For employers

An apprenticeship is a work-based training program that combines practical on-the-job experience with structured learning. It benefits your business by providing a cost-effective way to train and develop a skilled workforce tailored to your specific needs.

Anyone in England aged 16 years old and above, whether employed, unemployed, or leaving school. There is no upper age limit.

Apprenticeships are work-based qualifications. The Development Coach will deliver training to the apprentice through teaching sessions face-to-face or virtually and support them in building an apprenticeship portfolio of evidence throughout their programme. An End-Point Assessment is completed to assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours that they have learnt throughout the apprenticeship

You need to make sure there is a genuine job available for a minimum 30 hours per week, with a contract of employment long enough for the apprentice to complete their apprenticeship. It must also allow the apprentice to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours set within the apprenticeship standard. The commitment from your business involves providing on-the-job training, mentorship, and support to help the apprentice complete their training successfully.

We can help you find suitable apprenticeship candidates through our end-to-end no-cost apprentice recruitment service. Our apprentice recruitment team work with you to create the job description and promote your vacancy via local partners and the National Apprenticeship Service. We also provide candidate shortlisting and interviewing to help find the best talent.

If you pay the apprenticeship levy you can spend this on training and assessing your apprentices. The government will apply a 10% top-up to the funds you have in your account. If you are an employer that doesn’t pay the levy, you pay just 5% towards the cost of training and assessing an apprentice. The government will pay the rest up to the funding band maximum. You must pay them at least the National Minimum Wage rate depending on their age and the year of apprenticeship training they’re in.

There are various financial incentives, including the Apprenticeship Levy for larger businesses and government support schemes. These incentives aim to offset the costs associated with hiring and training apprentices. Check with the government and relevant agencies for the latest information.

The exact duration varies based on the apprenticeship programme, but it typically ranges from one to four years. We also take into account any prior learning and experience when planning the apprenticeship duration.

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Apprenticeship vacancies

Becoming an apprentice can be a smart move for anyone looking to gain practical experience in a particular field or industry. By working alongside experienced professionals, you can learn the ins and outs of a business while developing your own skills and expertise.

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