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Supply Chain Apprenticeships Launched in North East England

Supply chain apprenticeships are being launched to businesses across the North East for the first time. Distance Learning College and Training are proud to be the first training provider in the North East to offer apprenticeships in supply chain management, as well as offering apprenticeships in warehousing and storage. Our apprenticeships are unique, enabling apprentices to gain a recognised CIPS or CILT professional qualification on top of the standard apprenticeship training.

Supply Chain and Warehousing Apprenticeships with Distance Learning College and Training

As the UK’s leading specialist provider of distance learning courses in supply chain, Distance Learning College and Training are ideally placed to deliver exceptional levels of support and training, ensuring that apprentices develop the skills and knowledge required to deliver measurable benefits to employers.

In addition to the NVQ qualification offered as part of a standard apprenticeship, Distance Learning College and Training offer apprentices the chance to gain a recognised professional qualification from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport as part of the apprenticeship.

The qualifications offered by these institutes are recognised industry-wide as a mark of excellence, helping apprentices to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge relevant to the industry they work in. This extra tuition offered by Distance Learning College ensures that employers receive excellent value for money from a supply chain or warehousing apprenticeship scheme.

Business Benefits of Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships offer an easy, cost-effective way for employers to address skills shortages, develop talented members of staff and deliver measurable improvements to their productivity and competitiveness. The business benefits of taking on apprentices are well-known – a 2007 study showed that 81% of employers found apprenticeships made their workplace more productive.

Training employees within a business via an apprenticeship scheme can offer excellent value for money compared to hiring skilled staff, reducing both training and recruitment costs. Apprentices also tend to have high morale as well as loyalty to the company who invested in them, helping businesses to gain motivated, skilled workers who understand the specific needs of their industry.

Supply Chain Apprenticeships with Distance Learning College and Training

Distance Learning College and Training’s supply chain apprenticeship is designed to develop skills in supply chain management, including managing materials, stock and storage, controlling orders and deliveries, and monitoring distribution and the flow of supplies.

As part of the supply chain apprenticeship, apprentices will gain an NVQ in Supply Chain Management as well as a CIPS Introductory Certificate in Purchasing and Supply.

Warehousing and Storage Apprenticeships with Distance Learning College and Training

The warehousing apprenticeship develops skills in warehousing and storage, from operating machinery to spatial awareness and is tailored to the requirements of the apprentice’s job role and organisation.

Apprentices will complete an NVQ Certificate in Warehousing and Storage as well as a CILT Introductory Certificate in Logistics and Transport, which can be tailored to suit the needs of the business by choosing elective modules.

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To find out more about supply chain management or warehousing apprenticeships for your business, please get in touch!