Warehouse Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

The Apprenticeship duration will be a minimum of 12 months

Warehouse Operatives work in a variety of warehouse environments. They are 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 forklift trucks.

The role includes:

  • Taking deliveries.
  • Checking for damaged or missing items.
  • Storing goods.
  • Moving stock.
  • Picking or packing orders.
  • Loading goods for dispatch.
  • Maintaining stock records and documentation.
  • Cleaning.

Warehouse Operatives communicate with a wide range of people and customers. They have a passion to meet the expectations of their customers by providing a quality service that encourages repeat business.

Individuals in this role are highly competent in using industry-recognised systems and associated services (e.g. Traffic/Warehouse Management Systems) and will be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines. A Warehouse Operative will often be required to be flexible and work shifts including 4-on-4-off, days, nights, evenings and weekends. At the end of the apprenticeship, we’ll prepare you for the end-point assessment for which you’ll need to complete a practical test and a short-answer question and scenario test.

A work-based apprenticeship will:

  • Help you work at the commercial speed employers expect.
  • Increase your confidence working in a team and in the workplace.
  • Give you the skills and knowledge to become a competent member of staff.
  • Provide you with essential employability skills to give you the best start in your working life.
  • Maths and English

    Maths and English will be included in the delivery of the programme; unless you have achieved Grade A-C or 9-5 at GCSE level or a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification.

    You will have to complete your Functional Skills at Level 1 to achieve the full qualification. Teaching and support for Maths and English will be given in the workplace and contextualised to the working environment.

  • Eligibility and employment


    To access the Government funding to become an apprentice you will need to:

    • Be any age.
    • Have been an EU resident for a minimum of 3 years.
    • Not to be in full time education.



    • You will be a full time, employed member of staff
    • You will need to have a contract of employment with your employer
    • You can be paid the minimum of £3.50 per hour (National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage April 2017), unless you are aged 19 or over and completed the first year of your apprenticeship
  • Teaching, learning and assessment

    You will be given access to a dedicated e-portfolio system called E-Track to help manage your training programme. E-Track allows you to upload your work to your Trainer-Coach and get feedback in-between visits; it also shows your progression through the apprenticeship.

    You will learn by completing some of the following elements:

    • One-to-one teaching, learning and assessment.
    • Workshops.
    • Online virtual learning.
    • Webinars.
    • Online interactive resource suite.
  • Career progression

    A career in business is filled with opportunities to move up the ladder, across disciplines – it can even take you abroad.

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