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Wirral Met College is about to launch its new Logistics Centre, which opens in September 2016. The new centre has been created to meet the increasing demand for people with skills and qualifications to support the growing logistics sector which includes warehousing and storage.

Wirral Met will be offering a suite of qualifications, designed for people working within warehousing and storage. Students will learn the skills, techniques and methods applied when working within the logistics industry. Focusing on Health & Safety, Selecting Products, Stock Control, Ordering and Dispatching of Goods and Transportation Control which are all key requirements of the logistics sector.

These nationally recognised qualifications, will improve student’s employment opportunities to enable them to get jobs in areas such as Control and Replenishment Assistants, Store Assistants and Warehouse Operatives, with an option of progressing into higher level, management qualifications within the logistics sector.

Students will also have the opportunity to attain a Fork Lift Truck driving qualification whilst on the course, improving their employment potential even further. In addition, key employability skills such as team working and customer service will be developed and students will also get the opportunity to complete high-quality work placements with local employers to build on their knowledge and experience of this fast-growing industry.

Our new Logistics Centre will offer students a realistic working environment to develop their practical skills and experience. It will be a fully equipped, industry standard environment.

Sue Higginson, Principal at Wirral Met College, said “This is another example of how we ensure that our curriculum supports skills for work. It’s all about matching job opportunity to local skills and I look forward to meeting our new logistics students who will take up the challenge to train for this industry.”

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