Supply Chain Warehousing Operative Level 2

Supply Chain is at the heart of every business – it is a system of organisations, people, activities, information and resources involved in moving products or services from supplier to customer. It may include the transformation of natural resources, raw materials and components into a finished product.

Effective and dynamic supply chains are particularly important in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors, for example food & drink, retail or consumables, where products have one or more of the following characteristics: high volume, fast turnover and frequently purchased. FMCG have a short shelf life, either as a result of high consumer demand or because the product deteriorates rapidly.

In contrast, durable goods or major appliances such as kitchen appliances are generally replaced over a period of several years. Supply chain functions include procurement, forecasting, planning manufacture, customer service and logistics.

About this Standard

Typical job roles for this standard would be: –

  • Purchasing Operative
  • Logistics Operative
  • Warehouse Assistant

Delivery of the Training: –

Knowledge-based off-the-job training will take place once a month along with portfolio-building days each month. The Apprentices allocated Learning and Development Coach will issue monthly action plans and complete workplace visits in addition to the off-the-job training and portfolio-building days.

Progress Reviews will take place with the Apprentice, Manager, and Learning and Development Coach every 12 weeks to monitor progress and ensure the Apprentice is on target to achieve by the planned end date.

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include five GCSEs, (especially English and Mathematics) relevant qualifications and experience.

The duration of this Apprenticeship is typically 15 months

The grades available for each assessment method are below

Interview with portfolio of evidence:

  • fail
  • pass
  • distinction

Observation with questions:

  • fail
  • pass

Overall EPA and apprenticeship can be graded:

  • fail
  • pass
  • distinction

20% off the job training is a mandatory requirement when completing any Apprenticeship Standard.

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