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Skills for Logistics

Logistics Operations

The ultimate goal of any logistics operation is to move a product from supplier to customer – this path is called the supply chain, and it needs to keep moving in order for goods to arrive at the right place, at the right time. Logistics managers play an important role in all of this, liaising with a range of people including suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers.


On this Intermediate Apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to work in all areas of a business in order to gain a complete understanding of how the business works. During this time you will have the opportunity to gather evidence towards the Level 2 qualification whilst working in the various parts of the business and be in a stronger position to decided on which Advanced Apprenticeship would suit you best.


On the Advanced Apprenticeship, you’ll hold a team leader or supervisor role for a logistics company. As an apprentice, your duties may involve transportation, stock control, warehousing, and/or monitoring the flow of goods and materials. You’ll be responsible for the day-to-day running of your team or section and making sure that quality, cost and efficiency of the supply chain meets standards. You’ll learn a range of skills, which could include monitoring stock and keep records; managing the receipt, storage or dispatch of goods; developing relationships with customers and suppliers; and providing leadership for your team.

Job Roles

  • Logistics Operative
  • Logistics Operations Team Leader
  • Logistics Operations Section Supervisor