Our Logistical Services Apprentices will play a key role working as part of our professional Animal & Plant Logistical Services team, to ensure the highest standards of service to support our world class animal collection.
Closing date: 15 Aug 2022
This will rise in year 2 to the national minimum wage for your age.
Total hours per week: 40.0
Possible start date
22 Aug 2022
29 Jul 2022
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
There are 2 Apprentice roles in our Animal and Plant Logistical Services team (APLS) who supply animal feed to the zoo teams.
During your apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to:
- Work alongside the logistics team liaising with the Animal Keeping staff and Animal Nutritionist to understand the supply needs of the varying departments and how the team ensures that stock levels meet the requirement needs.
- Experience working with the insect breeding colony and assist with animal quarantine duties.
- Understand and develop the logistical skills required to plan routes to deliver produce daily to the relevant zones across the zoo.
- Assist with the management of animal waste from the site using skip loaders.
- Be trained on tractor-based equipment such as front loaders, trailers, and grass mowers.
- Understand the inter-departmental communications that are needed to be effective within a logistical role and the record keeping that follows
- Grow your knowledge of the appropriate rules, regulations, and processes for safely and efficiently moving produce.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Standard
Training will be onsite at Chester Zoo and may include the opportunity to undertake plant machinery training for example Chainsaw certification, Excavator and CAT E forklift trucks.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Warehouse and Logistics Assistant
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
Supply chain warehouse operative
Level 2 (GCSE)