Logistics Operations Apprenticeship - Transport Industry - Transport Training

Our Level 3 Logistics Operations Apprenticeship builds upon the skills and knowledge developed through the Level 2 Warehousing and Storage apprenticeship.

A logistics operations apprenticeship is a training scheme that leads to a career within the logistics sector, primarily dealing with the planning of transportation of goods from one location to another. This role is a critical part of the supply chain and helps to ensure that manufacturers have all of the ingredients or components required to make their products; that our shops, restaurants and hotels are fully stocked; and that homes across the country receive their letters and parcels on time.

The Logistics Operations Apprenticeship Programme Covers:

  • Health, safety and security at work
  • Optimising the use of logistics resources
  • Making an effective contribution to a business in the logistics sector
  • Improving performance in logistics operations
  • Allocating and checking work in your team in logistics operations
  • Providing leadership for your team in logistics operations
  • Maintaining the safety and security of hazardous goods and materials in logistics
  • operations
  • Minimising the environmental impact of logistics operations
  • Supervising the receipt, storage or dispatch of goods
  • International road transport operations
  • Scheduling logistics operations to meet customer requirements
  • Arranging the transportation of goods using multiple transport modes
  • Applying technology in logistics operations
  • Ensuring compliance with legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements in logistics operations
  • Responding to problems in logistics operations
  • Contributing to the provision of customer service in logistics operations

otherwise known as

  • Transport Planner
  • Logistics Planner
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Transport Controller
  • Logistics Controller
  • Operations Load Planner
  • Freight Coordinator
  • Logistics Administrator
  • Transport Administrator
  • Transport Operations Clerk


  • What are the Entry Requirements for a Logistics Operations Apprenticeship?

    If you are not progressing to this apprenticeship having completed the level 2 warehousing and storage apprenticeship, the entry requirement for this logistics operations apprenticeship is typically GCSEs at Grades A* – C (9 – 4) including English and Maths.

  • What are TTS’s Facilities Like?

    Transport Training Services has an impressive training centre including modern conference facilities; a variety of fully equipped training rooms and computer suites; a vehicle manoeuvring area; vehicle maintenance workshops and a vehicle body repair workshop which houses a paint booth and paint mixing facility.

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  • Will I Fit in as a Female in the Transport, Logistics or Automotive Sector?

    Our existing and past female apprentices and the women that work in the transport, logistics and automotive sectors tell us that they are not treated any differently to their male colleagues.

    They consistently tell us that they enjoy being part of the team, they are treated fairly and equally and they love the banter that comes with being part of a mixed team!

    During your apprenticeship you will be fully supported by both your course tutors and our dedicated Careers Development Officer.  Our Careers Development Officer will be with you every step of the way to ensure you are integrating successfully into your workplace and to provide you with regular feedback on your progress.  Your Careers Development Officer is also the link between you and your employer and is there to make sure any issues, on either side, are resolved quickly.

    If you have any doubts or questions about being a female in the transport or motor industries, join our Facebook group and ask one of our ‘Women in Wheels’ – a group of friendly, inspiring and dedicated women who are either existing apprentices, are recently graduated apprentices or are experienced women working in a range of role across the sectors.

    Women in Wheels NI Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/womeninwheelsni 

  • Why Should I Consider a Transport/Logistics/Automotive Apprenticeship?

    We know that the transport/logistics and motor sectors have a lot to offer. Aside from the excitement, variety, problem-solving and technology involved, both sectors are in high demand and so provide good long-term job prospects.

    The motor industry employs 823,000 people and contributes £18.6 billion to the UK economy.

    Due to the highly rural nature of many parts of NI, transport by car is the only viable option for travel and commuting.  Without the motor sector we would not have cars that are safe and legal to drive.

    The road transport industry employs 2.7 million people and contributes £124 billion to the UK economy.

    Everything that comes into or goes out of Northern Ireland travels by road, whether it’s clothes, food, fuel or your online orders, so the career opportunities are vast and diverse.

    Transport workers are essential in our everyday lives.  The recent covid-19 pandemic showed the importance of transport and logistics and demonstrates that even when the economy dips, transport stays strong and in demand.

    1.2m vehicles licensed in NI – all need maintained/repaired

    150,000 goods vehicles and 3,400 buses all need drivers

    A combination of an ageing workforce, lack of investment in apprentices after the last UK recession, a lack of diversity and the impact of Brexit means our sectors are facing a shortfall of talent across all areas.  This means qualified transport and automotive apprentices, once qualified, are in high demand!

     Once you enter a career in transport or automotive, there is plenty of opportunity for growth and advancement.  Find out about the career path opportunities here.

    Apprentices are also crucial in bridging the gap in future technologies in these sectors.  TTS apprentices will increasingly bring skills that may be lacking in transport and automotive businesses in Northern Ireland today.  We already train apprentices in hybrid and electric vehicle technology and are already looking to the future of hydrogen power, for example.

    Additionally, women now account for 35% of registered car keepers in the UK and so are increasingly involved in car buying and servicing decisions.  Many women feel more comfortable interacting with and asking questions of female mechanics and service advisors, so employers have a desire to hire more women.

  • What Support Will I Receive Throughout My Apprenticeship?

    TTS is consistently praised for its support of its apprentices. We have a dedicated Careers Development Officer to provide ongoing pastoral care to ensure you are developing well and integrating successfully into your workplace, and to provide you with regular feedback on your progress.

    Your Careers Development Officer is also the link between you and your employer and is there to make sure any issues, on either side, are resolved quickly.

    Proof of the quality of support available is the large number of employers who themselves came through an apprenticeship with TTS and want a similar, quality experience for the staff they employ.

    You can find out more about our pastoral care by downloading our Apprentice Pastoral Care Handbook here: Download PDF.



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