Warehouse Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship

The Warehousing Operative Level 2 is for warehouse operatives working in a variety of warehouse environments, including specialist supply chain organisations and non-supply chain organisations. At NTG we deliver this warehousing apprenticeship across Chester, Cheshire and the North West.

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Who is the Warehouse Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship For?

This apprenticeship is ideal for warehouses who are looking to take on new staff with full training. It’s also ideal for businesses who would like to upskill their current warehousing team to ensure they are competent in using machinery, health and safety, efficient role management and the safe handling of goods.

A warehouse operative apprenticeship is essential for businesses who wish to cut down on wastage, mistakes and accidents. 

What Does The Course Cover?

It will provide comprehensive training on taking deliveries, checking for damaged/missing items, storing goods, moving stock by various methods, picking and packing orders, maintaining stock records and documentation and cleaning. They will be required to safely use a range of equipment, machinery and vehicles, as relevant to their role and setting. This could include mechanical racking systems, materials handling equipment (MHE) or fork lift trucks.

Course outline: 

  • Use safe driving and/or operating techniques as trained, relating to MHE (e.g. counterbalance/ reach trucks, powered pallet trucks, ride on pallet trucks)
  • Moving and receiving stock to facilitate the safe handling of goods
  • Operate and handle equipment safely and efficiently
  • Understanding of relevant regulation and legislation governing the supply chain industry
  • Select, prepare and use packaging materials appropriate to the job
Please note we can also work with you to tailor this course to the exact needs of your business. For example, we can ensure your staff get the most appropriate machinery licence for their role.

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Key Facts

Course cost: £3,000

Employer contribution: 5% (£150) 


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Employers: How Can Warehouse Operative Apprenticeships Benefit You?

Most employers only pay 5% of the total costs of an apprenticeship for new starters, and there are plenty of incentives for training with apprenticeships. Aside from the low costs associated with this form of staff training, there are numerous other benefits for businesses!

Reduce the Costs of Errors

A well-trained warehouse operative is less likely to make mistakes, meaning your clients are more likely to get accurate orders. Many businesses overlook the true cost of order errors, resending an order and healing damage done to your reputation can amount to much more than just replacing a lost item.

Fewer Costs Related to Accidents

During their level 2 apprenticeship, warehouse operatives will gain a thorough understanding of health and safety, and it's impact on the business. Their training will lead to less spillages, breakages and less workplace injuries. This will save your business money on stock replacement and much more. Over your entire team on a yearly basis, this could add up to thousands in savings.

Gain the Competitive Edge

With a highly trained team, your business will have the edge when it comes to the competition. Skilled warehouse operatives with training are better at fulfilling orders quicker and more reliably. They ensure quality and know how to pack items carefully. Your business will become known for excellence in standards.

Make Gains with Productivity and Efficiency

When your employees gain an understanding of how proper time management and mindfulness can help them organise their workload more efficiently, you'll soon see the difference. With work being done more quickly and to a higher standard, you'll be able to increase your output and profits.

Course Duration

This course will last 13 months and is delivered during normal working hours. Training can be flexible to meet the needs of your organisation. We use a blend of online, webinar and practical sessions, and the apprentice will receive regular 1-1 sessions and support from their tutor.

Entry Requirements

Learners will need to meet the following requirements:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Work ready

What Qualifications Will Be Achieved?

  • Warehousing Operative Level 2 Standard
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills Maths*
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills English*

Funding Options

This qualification is government funded and falls under the Apprenticeship Levy Scheme. For non-levy paying organisations, it requires a 5% employer contribution.

Total cost of training is £3,000. The employer is required to fund 5% of this equating to £150.

Business that have less than 50 employees won’t pay anything if they employ apprentices under the age of 19, and will receive a £1000 incentive payment. This will be discussed during the initial engagement to determine eligibility.

Remote Learning Available

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Funding an Apprenticeship

Paying for apprenticeship learning is more affordable than you think. Learn more about government support funding up to 95% of the fees and incentive payments.

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