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Entry Routes

Entry Routes

What qualifications are required?

Logistics Associate Apprenticeship 

A Logistics Associate Apprenticeship (QQI Level 6) is one of the many ways to gain employment in this area.

Apprentices are employed for a period of two years with academic study (1 day per week) forming part of this programme. Experience is gained by working on the job and Apprentices will be required to complete assignments and examinations for both their academic study and work based placements, ensuring that they receive the correct preparation for positioning themselves for their future careers.

How to become an Apprentice:
  • You must obtain employment as an apprentice in your chosen occupation.
  • The employer must be approved to train apprentices.
  • The employer must register you as an apprentice within two weeks of recruitment.  
Key Tasks / responsibilities will include:
  • Liaising with transportation companies to create a good working relationship.
  • Preparing invoice for orders and deliveries as part of record keeping measures and evidence of transactions.
  • Ensuring compliance with customs duties, controls, tariff, international conventions and agreements.
  • Keeping records of all shipping activities, documenting procedures, guidelines and changes in procedures for reference purposes.
  • Creating a safe working environment by adhering to safety measures to prevent accident and complications that may arise during work.
Industries served by the Apprenticeship

Freight, distribution, haulage, warehousing, shipping are the key industries served by the proposed apprenticeship. The logistics sector is becoming increasingly sophisticated through supply chain developments. Just-in-Time delivery principles, combined with the pressure for increased environmental performance makes the efficiency levels of logistics management increasingly important. 

Opportunities on Qualification

On successful completion of the proposed apprenticeship, a person could expect to be eligible for a position as a Logistician; Freight Forwarder; Distribution Manager; Transport Manager; supervisor; Transport Planner/ Co-ordinator; Warehouse Manager; Supervisor; Inventory Manager; Process Engineer; Supply Chain Manager; Shipping Agent.

For further information please email Declan.Allen@dit.ie

Find out more about the apprenticeship here

What are the typical routes into this sector?

The Logistics Associate Apprenticeship offers a direct route into working in the sector while also studying and earning a salary. It offers a broad exposure allowing persons to make a decision about their desired career direction upon completion.

The apprenticeship will be delivered by TU Dublin - City Campus School of Management. The training modules covered are as follows;

Year 1

  • Introduction to Logistics & SCM (in TU Dublin - City Campus)
  • Introduction to Customer Service (in TU Dublin - City Campus)
  • Communications and Professional Skills (in TU Dublin - City Campus)
  • Introduction to Customs and Int. Trade (in TU Dublin - City Campus))
  • IT Fundamentals (in TU Dublin - City Campus)
  • IT Practical (on the job)
  • Team working (on the job)
  • Reflective Journal (on the job)

Year 2

  • Road Freight Logistics (inin TU Dublin - City Campus)
  • Air Freight Logistics (inin TU Dublin - City Campus)
  • Sea Freight Logistics (in in TU Dublin - City Campus)
  • Distribution & Warehousing (in in TU Dublin - City Campus)
  • Quantitate Analysis & Excel (in in TU Dublin - City Campus)
  • Understanding Customer Service (on the job) 
  • Reflective Journal (on the job)
  • Work based project (on the job)

Apprentices will be assigned a workplace Mentor who will guide Apprentice through their journey on this programme. Their responsibility is to ensure that Apprentices hit their makers along the two year journey and provide knowledge and insight where an Apprentice requires support.

Full details here