Around 8% of the workforce in the UK is employed in a logistics role. The logistics sector has a skills gap and an ageing workforce. It is predicted that over 100,000 new staff are needed to replace those who leave or retire in the next five years. Logistics apprenticeships are developed to give you the most up-to-date knowledge and skills to help keep things moving quickly and safely.
As a logistics apprentice, you’ll most likely need driving skills – so a valid UK driving licence may be essential.
POSSIBLE STARTING SALARY:
£12,000 - £16,000+ (once qualified)
WORK-BASED OR DAY/BLOCK RELEASE:
This course is entirely work-based.
COURSES OFFERED THROUGH VISION APPRENTICES:
Driving goods vehicles, logistics operations, traffic office, and warehousing and storage.
LENGTH OF PROGRAMMES:
Up to 18 months.
CAREER PROGRESSION ROUTES:
Careers in logistics can literally take you all over the country, and beyond. You could find yourself working as a large goods driver, in import and export, warehousing, or working with the public in passenger carrying roles including taxi driver or bus driver. Logistics apprentices can also expect to work towards management roles, depending on the apprenticeship you choose to study.