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Transport and Warehouse Operations Supervisor Standard Launched

The suite of training available for logistics and warehousing professionals is keeping pace with growth in the industry. TRS Training is now delivering the Transport and Warehouse Operations Supervisor Apprenticeship.

Firms will benefit from improved efficiency across supply chains by putting staff through the new apprenticeship standard. The standard meets the training needs of organisations such as hauliers, storage and warehouse operators, couriers, retailers and utility firms.  In particular, this apprenticeship is for staff members working in transport or warehouse supervision. 

Apprenticeships provide a proven way to train and develop staff and boost stability in the workforce. Particularly forward-thinking employers in the industry will seize the opportunity to use this newly launched apprenticeship to attract and retain employees. 

Boosting Employee Competence

Transport supervisors can enrol on this new apprenticeship standard and follow the training pathway for transport. Warehouse supervisors will pursue the warehousing pathway. Before selecting a specific route, all staff complete the common core elements of the course.

Employees working in the following jobs are great candidates for the course:

  • Depot/hub supervisors
  • Senior warehouse operatives
  • Traffic planners and co-ordinators
  • Transport managers/supervisors
  • Warehouse managers/supervisors

Tailored for Transport and Logistics 

  • The warehouse supervisor route ensures the provision of professional goods receipt, storage and dispatch services to customers
  • The apprenticeship includes the mandatory obtaining of the Transport Manager CPC for those who follow the transport pathway 
  • The transport supervisor route ensures the safe and compliant allocation of drivers and equipment
  • The transport pathway also equips staff to operate in line with recent transport regulations and legislation
  • In addition, anti-smuggling, immigration, and security controls form part of the standard
  • Rules and best practices for sector-specific operations are covered, indulging ADR, DGSA and MOD requirements
  • Candidates will acquire knowledge, skills and behaviours relevant to their job, coupled with any English and Maths support required to complete the qualification
  • Overall, candidates can typically achieve completion within 12 months

Next Steps

Employers can use TRS apprenticeship programmes to support their HR planning, helping with recruitment, training, and staff progression. 

Small firms will pay 5% towards the cost of training. Meanwhile, larger employers can use their Apprenticeship Levy to fund this and other apprenticeships.

Please contact Kevin Birch at TRS Training for further information: 07788 120 608.