Job group: Elementary storage occupations

Workers in this unit group supply berthed ships with water, oil and petroleum, load and unload cargo from ships, boats and barges, convey household and office furniture, goods, equipment or other items in or near warehouses, depots, slaughterhouses, etc., prepare requisitions or despatch documents of stocks held, accompany drivers of road vehicles, and perform other elementary goods handling and storage related tasks.

How this information can help you

If you know what is happening in the labour market, it can help you to make realistic decisions about:

  • what you want to do in your career
  • what industry you want to work in
  • how much you need to earn
  • where you want to work
  • qualifications and training you’ll need to do your job

The information on this page will give you the facts you need to help you make those decisions.

Source: LMI for all. Read more about our information sources.

This information is based on past employment trends. It may not reflect up-to-date information about the job market, particularly the impact of Covid-19. This information can help you make a career decision but should not be your only reason for making a career choice.

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Future job growth

This information tells you whether jobs in a sector are likely to go up or down in the future.

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Top industries in this job group

Find out which sectors or industries are the biggest employers of the job you are interested in. This can help you look for vacancies in the right places.

Industries Employment
Employment activities 128,552
Office admin. 75,624
Retail trade 62,940
Wholesale trade 53,722
Warehousing, etc 35,989
Specialised construction 13,843
Agriculture, etc 12,712
Food products 12,641
Land transport, etc 9,357
Other professional 9,091

Employment by region

See which areas of the country have the most opportunities for the job you want to do. It can help you weigh up whether you're likely to get a job near home or if you could improve your chances by moving or travelling to another area.

Region Employment
East Midlands (England) 44,778
East of England 51,101
London 64,565
North East (England) 20,353
North West (England) 51,459
South East (England) 69,195
South West (England) 39,881
West Midlands (England) 46,822
Yorkshire and the Humber 44,113

Qualification level

Explore the typical qualification level held by people in this job group. This can help you to see what sorts of skills and training you might need.

Level 2

The majority of people employed in this role will hold an intermediate apprenticeship or GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A-C).

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