Become a LATA Apprentice and we'll find you a real job with a real salary and real prospects. Our vacancies give you a 'foot in the door' to jobs within the Logistics sector and its related supply chains. Your job will be combined with hands-on training, leading to qualifications that are nationally recognised by employers.
As a LATA Apprentice you will earn while you learn, in fact, research shows you can earn in a lifetime, on average, £100,000 more than those who don't do an Apprenticeship and there is nothing stopping you from going on to college or university after, or going straight into your dream job! Dependent upon your age, experience, skills and hours worked you could earn up to £150 a week along with accredited training.
LATA have Apprenticeships available in the following occupational areas:
Improving Operational Performance (IOP): As an IOP Apprentice you might schedule materials, monitor production processes, work on the floor as a member of a production team, test the quality of products, and learn health and safety practices. This Apprenticeship provides opportunities towards preparation to achieving trained operator semi skilled status within the Manufacturing/Engineering/Logistics Supply Chain Sectors.
Sustainable Resource Management: The Sustainable Resource Management Apprenticeship at level 2 means you may work in a number of roles such as Manual/Mechanical Cleanser, Transfer Station Technician, Materials Recycling Facility Technician (Picker/Sorter), Housefold Waste Recycling Centre Technician, Recycling Technician (Driver/Loader), Refuse Technician (Driver/Loader) or an Environmental Technician (including Weightbridge and other activities). In this fast growing and dynamic industry we have a wide range of exciting job opportunities.
Logistics Operations: The ultimate goal of any logistics operation is to move a product from supplier to customer - this path is called the supply chain. On this Intermediate Apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to work in all areas of a logistics related business in order to gain a complete understanding of how the business works such as warehousing or traffic office. During this time you will have the opportunity to gather evidence towards the Level 2 qualification whilst working in the various parts of the business and be in a stronger position to decide on which Advanced Apprenticeship would suit you best!
Driving Goods Vehicles: This Apprenticeship is for anyone interested in driving a goods vehicle. Vehicles can range from a bicycle, to a motorcycle, to a van and ultimately to an LGV - a lorry weighing over 7.5 tonnes. Goods vehicle drivers transport and deliver goods between suppliers and customers. You could be travelling across the roads of the UK and beyond driving and LGV, or you could be doing local deliveries in van, or you could be a cycle or motorcycle courier making deliveries in towns or cities. As an apprentice you could be involved in transporting goods with pick-ups and multi-drop deliveries. Other duties may include planning schedules and routes, supervising the loading and unloading of cargo, completing paperwork and log books - and, of course, lots of driving.
Traffic Office: This Apprenticeship concerns planning, scheduling and routing goods that are transported overland. It's an area that requires serious organisational skills. As an apprentice, you'll gain a broad overview of how systems work by carrying out routine tasks within a traffic office, such as managing timetables, planning routes, scheduling loads and assigning drivers to vehicles. You'll also be introduced to the commercial aspects of the business by learning about how to quote for services.
To apply for a position in one of the above mentioned apprenticeships, please download an application form from the left. Successful applicants will be invited to an interview, and will be offered numerous routes to gaining their apprenticeship. Whilst undertaking work you will gain your new skills and work towards your apprenticeship, this may be day release dependent upon the skills and arrangements of the apprenticeship. Upon completion of your apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to complete further qualifications.