#PrintingProfessions: Specialist for Warehouse Logistics

In our series #PrintingProfessions, we show you each month a new profession from the printing industry and show what the corresponding education looks like. This time it’s about the apprenticeship to become a specialist for warehouse logistics.

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Within the series #PrintingProfessions we present you exciting professions of the printing industry. This time the focus is on training to become a specialist in warehouse logistics. You can find all the information about this apprenticeship here in this blog article.

It is time again for our #PrintingProfessions series, in which we present you different professions in the printing industry, because our industry offers many diversified professional fields in which young professionals with the most different interests can find themselves. This time our focus is on the apprenticeship to become a specialist in warehouse logistics.

 What is a specialist in warehouse logistics doing?

Without them, nothing in production is possible, because warehouse logistics specialists ensure that everything that is needed is in the right quantity at the right place at the right time. In addition, they know where all materials are, which are in the company at all, and how to pack them correctly and get them from A to B. So, they are the absolute masters of the large warehouses and without them, production would not be possible.

How does one become a specialist for warehouse logistics?

In the three-year apprenticeship, with the classic alternation between company and vocational school, the trainees learn to check and fill in papers, to receive goods and transport them correctly and everything else that belongs to the structure of a warehouse. In addition, they usually obtain a forklift license, because it would be too difficult to do everything by hand.

In fact, you don’t even have to have a school-leaving certificate for the apprenticeship, even though most apprentices have a secondary school leaving certificate. More important is a talent for order and structure, good math skills and a good knowledge of German. The trainers attach importance to this.

As in all professions, salaries fluctuate somewhat and depend on the company providing the training. In general, however, trainees can expect the following salary (gross).

1st year of training: 580 to 830 euros
2nd year of training: 650 to 900 euros
3rd year of training: 840 to 1000 euros

What happens after that?

The specialists for warehouse logistics are of course needed wherever there are warehouses. This can be in a wide variety of areas, as there are warehouses everywhere, from industry and freight forwarding companies to large retailers like Amazon.

If you would like to continue your education after your apprenticeship, you can take a further training course to become a logistics master or a specialist for logistics and materials management. These further training courses then enable you to become a warehouse manager, for example.

Further studies in the field of logistics at an university open up further career and promotion opportunities and consequently a higher salary.

What are your opinions on the apprenticeship for being a specialist for warehouse logistics? And are there any other professions from the printing sector you are interested in learning more about it?