recent report carried out by the Confederation of British Industry concluded that the British economy could be boosted by billions of pounds if companies invested more in training for their employees. This idea transcends all industries and sectors, including warehousing and logistics.

To work in a warehouse or in the logistics industry, there is a certain level of technical knowledge and competence required in order for you to be a successful member of the team. There is an increasing demand for skilled and trained warehouse and logistics employees, so whether you are looking for a new job opportunity or looking to expand your existing warehouse team, the right training is crucial.

Why is training important?

Training is important to ensure that all employees have a thorough understanding of both the work they are completing and the larger objectives of a company. Training is essential for new employees to help them understand the wider context of their work and be able to complete their work in the most effective and efficient way possible. Similarly, regular, relevant, personal development training is important for existing employees to help them gain the knowledge and qualifications for the advancement of their career but also to improve the performance of the whole team.

How can training be conducted successfully?

As training regarding the warehousing and logistics industry can be quite complex, training is most suited to be covered in a manageable amount of time over a long period, rather than a short intense course. This allows workers to continue their practical job role while advancing their knowledge at a dedicated time each week. Online logistics courses are a particularly popular option as they allow an employee to train in whatever environment suits them.

The next step

To train employees on warehousing and logistics successfully, the right logistics training institute must be chosen. Logistics Learning Alliance offers UKWA and IFWLA qualifications that can support employees along their career path. Whether you are new to the logistics industry, a supervisor or in a management position we have the relevant courses that can further your career.