Transport and Warehouse Operative Apprentice


Birmingham, B37 7HB

Closes in 7 days (Thursday 25 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 5 July 2024


DHL Global Forwarding are now recruiting for an Apprentice in Birmingham. The successful candidate will develop towards becoming a Transport & Warehouse Operative. In this role you will handle cargo movement, assist in and execute the handling of daily warehouse operations, adhering to regulations and internal procedures.

Annual wage
£14,625 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Supply chain warehouse operative (level 2)
Monday - Friday. Evenings (14:00 - 22:30). Including 1 hour break.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 1 August


1 Year 3 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • On the job training delivered by the employer.
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment.
  • For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and mathematics minimum requirement is Entry Level 3
  • Allocation of an apprenticeship delivery coach who will carry out regular training
  • Assessment and support visits to ensure you acquire new learning, knowledge skills and behaviours in order to progress and develop
  • Identify, track and support 6 hours off the job training activities
  • Quarterly formal progress review meetings, identifying learning achievements and next steps

Where you’ll work

Unit 1, International Square,

Starley Way


B37 7HB


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Supply chain warehouse operative (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Conduct risk assessments within the working environment.
  • Apply safe working practices in line with associated health and safety legislation and company policy.
  • Receive products in line with organisational procedures.
  • Store and pick products in line with organisational procedures.
  • Dispatch products in line with organisational procedures.
  • Decant, pack products in line with organisational procedures.
  • Communicate with others verbally, for example internal and external customers, colleagues, and managers.
  • Communicate in writing with others, for example internal and external customers, colleagues and managers.
  • Load and unload products, considering the product that is to be moved and its current and planned destination.
  • Use tools and equipment to aid in product handling.
  • Use information technology and digital systems. Comply with GDPR and cyber security.
  • Locate and use operational information, electronic or paper based, required to fulfil contractual requirements.
  • Select, prepare, and use packaging materials that reduce waste and mitigate environmental impacts.
  • support under instruction scheduled and unscheduled stock taking activities relevant to the organisation and product.
  • Identify and escalate problems beyond own responsibility.
  • Follow procedures in line with environmental and sustainability regulations, standards, and guidance. Segregate resources for reuse, recycling and disposal.
  • Follow equity, diversity and inclusion rules.
  • Carry out and record learning and development activities.
  • Conducts handover activities.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English (grade A*-C/ 4-9)
    • 2 years’ work experience or 2 years further educ (grade NA)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Ability to prioritise workload

    Other requirements

    *** Due to the working hours all applicants MUST be over 18 years old *** Possibility of lifting heavy objects. Continual physical/manual labour. Applicant will need to undergo training for forklift licence. Working unusual hours.

    About this company

    DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) is one of the five DHL divisions within DPDHL Group. DGF UK specialise in shipping freight by air and sea. We are the world and UK market leader for airfreight and number two for ocean freight. At DGF we have over 30,000 employees working across more than 200 countries. In the UK we have over 1,100 colleagues working across office, warehouse and transport roles. We collect, store and deliver the goods and handle customs formalities. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • The Apprenticeship will initially be a 18 month Fixed Term Contract (FTC), with the aim that Apprentices either move onto a further Apprenticeship or a permanent role within the business – subject to a suitable vacancy being available and in line with the selection process for the role.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Kayleigh Byner


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262921.

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    Closes in 7 days (Thursday 25 July at 11:59pm)

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