RHA and TRS Training launch Transport and Warehouse Operations Supervisor Apprenticeship

RHA and TRS Training launch Transport and Warehouse Operations Supervisor Apprenticeship

05 Feb 2024 Posted By Joe Scotting

This National Apprenticeship Week, the RHA is proud to highlight its collaboration with TRS Training Ltd to introduce the Transport and Warehouse Operations Supervisor Apprenticeship, a funded programme designed to develop highly competent transport or warehouse supervisors.

This Level 3 apprenticeship spans 12 to 15 months, equipping candidates with the vital skills needed to lead and manage transport and warehouse operations for optimal productivity. The curriculum delves into legal obligations, enabling an in-depth understanding of the logistics landscape.

The apprenticeship positions team members for supervisory roles like transport coordinator, transport manager, warehouse manager and traffic planner. A distinguishing feature of the course is the inclusion of either the Transport Manager Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) or IOSH Managing Safely training and qualification, depending on the chosen pathway. Upon completion, individuals are eligible to apply for membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

Apprentices will gain professional competence in crucial areas, including customer service contract management, supply chain monitoring and reporting, regulatory compliance and more.

The course is available to both levy and non-levy paying businesses in England. Small and medium businesses not subject to the apprenticeship levy, the government funds 95% of the apprenticeship. Operators do not have to be an RHA member to access the apprenticeship.

On the benefits of the apprenticeship, Tanith Dolan, Partner & Operational Training Manager at John Lewis plc said: “This apprenticeship provides us with a framework for empowering our managers with the essential skills needed to lead our transport and warehouse operations effectively.

“TRS has worked with us to develop a tailored programme that reflects our organisational training objectives and is delivered flexibly to fit in with our operational schedules.

“We are already seeing positive results, and recently celebrated our first member of staff successfully completing their course!”

Brian Kenny, Training Director for the RHA, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, saying, “The apprenticeship reflects our commitment to nurturing the next generation of skilled professionals in the logistics sector.

“The RHA delivers the Transport Manager CPC part of the apprenticeship, an addition that has seen exceptional pass rates. This is a fantastic way of helping staff to achieve their CPC qualification.

“We believe this programme will not only empower people with essential skills, but also contribute to the overall growth and success of the industry.”

Kevin Birch, CEO at TRS, said: “We are seeing a sudden increase in demand for the Transport and Warehouse Operations Supervisor apprenticeship from logistics employers. They recognise that the course is an ideal tool for developing promising staff into effective leaders who can manage operations to meet and exceed customer expectations. Not only that, employers are reporting that it also positively affects staff motivation and retention.”

The RHA and TRS Training Ltd invite all road transport businesses to invest in the professional development of their teams through this apprenticeship – to find out more, click here, or get in touch with the team:

Phone: 01733 261456

Email: [email protected]

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