A warehouse worker is responsible for handling the stock and preparing it to be dispatched. They will organise the stock and process any orders that need packing and shipping and make sure that no stock is damaged.
You can get into this job through:
You can get into this job through a supply chain warehouse operative intermediate apprenticeship.
You'll usually need some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship.
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You can go directly into this job. It's usual to start through temping or seasonal work.
You may not need qualifications, but some employers ask for GCSEs at grade 4 (C) in English and maths, or equivalent qualifications. You may also need basic IT skills.
You may need to do forklift training through The Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA) (Workplace Transport). Your employer may arrange this for you.
You can find information about warehousing qualifications from The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Career Path and Progression
With experience you could become a team leader, shift supervisor or warehouse manager.
You could also move into quality control, freight planning or distribution.
Related careers you may be interested in:
- Warehouse manager
- Forklift driver
- Builders' merchant
- Food packaging operative
- good level of fitness
- good team working skills
- ability to work quickly
- able to complete paperwork
- basic IT skills
- understanding of health and safety regulations
£12,700 to £27,000