Working in Warehousing and logistics on the surface may not appear to be the most tantalising career path, however having a closer look at the job, it becomes far more interesting. If you were to take on a warehousing traineeship don’t expect to be doing the same thing day in day out. You won’t just be operating a forklift or packing a pallet, most Warehousing Professionals will be cross-trained to perform a myriad of tasks.
- Warehouse management
- Planning, ordering and distribution
- Logistics work
- Inventory management
- Account and financial management
But what about the job itself? Who would this appeal to? Well if you’re the type of person that likes order and structure to everything then a career in Warehousing could be perfect for you. You’ll become an expert in managing large amounts of stock and ensuring it is accurately packaged, stored and transported, imagine it as the ultimate form of Tetris.
One of the great things about becoming a Warehousing Trainee is that you don’t need any prior experience or formal qualifications. All you need is to have completed Year 10, have great communication and organisational skills along with basic computer knowledge. This is a perfect opportunity for people who aren't particularly interested in long term study and want to get into a practical and hands-on role that can lead an enjoyable and long-term career.
A warehousing traineeship only takes 24 months to complete, so you can be working full time as a Warehouse Assistant within 2 years.