How to become a warehouse worker
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- 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 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.
It may help when looking for work if you've done forklift training.
You can find out more about careers and training in warehousing from The Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport.