ABOUT TRADE SUPPLY AND LOGISTICS

Want a career that involves physical work and being part of a team? A career in trade supply and logistics could be for you!

Trade supply operatives undertake various duties such as, dealing with goods and products that come in and out of a warehouse, updating databases, maintaining stock levels, etc. To become a trade supply apprentice you do not need any formal qualifications, although employers do look for qualifications in English and Maths.

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TRADE SUPPLIER

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURS 

Trade supply and logistics can be a really great career path. Employers will want you to have a variety of useful skills such as:

  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to work well with others
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • the ability to work well with your hands
  • thinking and reasoning skills
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

It's important to know the kind of working environment you could expect to be in. This will often consist of an open warehouse, trade counter or logistics centre, so it could be a little chilly from time to time but you will have the correct protective clothing that will help.

Do be aware some in some roles you may be required to have forklift truck driver training.

 

CAREER PATH AND PROGRESSION

In any job there is always room for progression and trade supply and logistics have some great future career paths.

With experience, you could become a team leader, supervisor or logistics manager.

You could also move into quality control, freight planning or distribution.

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