How to become a warehouse worker
You can get into this job through and apprenticeship or by applying directly.
Depending on where you work, you could do a:
- supply chain warehouse operative intermediate apprenticeship
- express delivery sortation hub operative intermediate apprenticeship
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You can apply directly to be a warehouse worker.
You might not need qualifications, but some employers may want you to have GCSEs at grade 4 (C) in English and maths, or equivalent qualifications. You might also need basic IT skills.
It may help when looking for work if you've done forklift training.
Warehouse worker jobs can often by temporary or available seasonally.
You can find out more about careers and training in warehouse work from The Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport and Generation Logistics.