Logistics Apprenticeship Programme
- Company: ScottishPower
- Location: Bonnybridge and Queensferry
- Closing Date: 20-03-2022
ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and world leader in wind energy. Our focus is on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future. We’re proud to say we produce 100% green electricity and are well on our way to our ultimate journey to Net Zero.
Within SP Energy Networks, we are focusing on harnessing technology and innovation to create the networks of the future. With distribution networks designed for predictable, stable demand, it’s vital we upgrade our network to create the flexibility required to cope with the extensive changes to electricity demand, generation, and consumer behaviour. Through technology and innovation, we will enable a consumer-led revolution in the use and operation of our system. It will undergo the biggest changes to its design and operation for over half a century; and you can be part of it.
About the Programme
Our two-year programme brings learning and earning together. Not only will you study towards a nationally recognised qualification, you’ll earn a competitive salary, develop new skills and gain invaluable knowledge and experience. With courses in both Scotland and Wales, you’ll have the option to do either:
- Modern Apprenticeship in SCQF Level 5 Freight Logistics with Fife College – OR
- Apprenticeship in Level 2 Warehousing and Logistics with Cambria College
With excellent training opportunities, varied career paths and secure employment, this programme will kick start your career in an enduring industry, allowing you to set the foundations for your future.
As a ScottishPower Logistics Apprentice, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits including:
- Starting salary of £11,571
- A generous pension scheme where we’ll double match your contributions up to 10%;
- A broad range of flexible benefits including share incentive plans, employee discounts, charity matched funding and many, many more.
- On completion of your programme, you’ll continue your development as a Logistics Team Member.
What to Expect
Our Logistics Team are responsible for ensuring our business has all the materials needed to operate, maintain and upgrade our network safely and efficiently. Receiving and managing materials into our distribution centre, we’re responsible for cataloguing and distributing materials to facilitate the delivery of these key projects, and even more crucially, the day to day running of the business. With commitments to achieve Net Zero as early as 2030, we’re working hard to create a more sustainable and efficient network for our customers, communities and stakeholders, and we need Logistics Apprentices to help us deliver. Because without you, our business would come to a halt!
As a Logistics Apprentice, you’ll be responsible for receiving materials into our warehouses. You’ll need to learn to drive and operate a forklift truck safely and competently – but don’t worry, we’ll provide and pay for your training. You’ll be responsible for checking the condition of the stock when it arrives in and departs from our distribution centre and you’ll make sure that our stock management system is kept updated – because without this our business cannot function.
If you live in Scotland, you’ll be provided with on-the job training through Fife College at our Logistics Depot in Bonnybridge. You’ll complete a Modern Apprenticeship in Freight Logistics and at the end of your programme you’ll continue to work in our Bonnybridge depot.
If you live in Wales or England, your on-the-job training will take place at our Logistics Depot in Queensferry through Cambria College. You’ll do an Apprenticeship in Warehousing and Logistics and once you complete your college course, you’ll continue to work in our Queensferry depot.
For both courses you’ll need National 4s or GCSEs at a minimum of D / 3 (or equivalent) in English and Maths.