The National Logistics Academy

5 reasons to start an apprenticeship in logistics

16 June 2020

If you're looking for an apprenticeship and unsure about which route to take, look no further as the logistics sector can provide you with a prosperous career, here are 5 answers to frequently asked questions.


What apprenticeships are available? 

In logistics, you can complete an apprenticeship in a variety of roles from being hands-on in a supply chain warehouse operative role and having the freedom of the roads as an LGV Driver. For those with finance and business interests, a role as a supply chain operator or freight forwarder may just be what you're looking for. Regardless of whether you want a practical or business-orientated role, there's a role for everyone in logistics to progress on to a rewarding career. 


Are apprenticeships worth it? 

Completing an apprenticeship in logistics will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and behaviours to progress on to a full-time role and higher-level qualifications. Learning from industry experts, whilst gaining industry-recognised qualifications will provide you with the capability to become a professional logistician. 


Can apprenticeships lead to university? 

Apprenticeships can be completed up to degree level standards in logistics. On enrolment with The National Logistics Academy, apprentices receive a free membership for The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, providing career guidance and information on the degree level standards which logistics professionals can progress on to. 


Are apprenticeships paid?

All apprenticeships are paid, employers should pay at the very least the national minimum wage for apprenticesLogistics apprenticeships are known for paying above the national minimum wage for apprenticeships because they provide pathways to high-level jobs such as Transport Management, where you can earn in the region of £30-£40k per year. Logistics apprenticeships require high standards from learners and look to recruit individuals who are ambitious, driven, and willing to learn; therefore companies will pay more than the average salary.


Are there apprenticeships where you can travel?

Along with great pay rates, a challenging job role, logistics can provide you with experiences other industries can not. From supporting the armed forces overseas to working on freight containers and managing supply chains for the likes of DHL across the globe, a career in logistics will give you the chance to explore the globe. As international business and globalisation increases, so will the demand for logistics operations. The industry is at the forefront of technology and helping the world to be better connected, so if you like to travel, an apprenticeship in logistics is your starting point. 


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