What are transferable skills and why do you need them? What does it mean to be employable today and in the future?...
- Check the weight of lorries leaving or arriving at a depot to ensure they are correct and meet regulations
- You'll learn to use specialist equipment and will need excellent record-keeping skills
- Progress into a management role or into a wider role in depot, warehouse or site management
- Checking and logging drivers' details as they come in and out of the site
- Weighing lorries when they arrive and leave
- Completing inspection sheets
- Booking other site visitors in and out
- Updating records on computer systems
- Answering phone enquiries
- Dealing with other administrative tasks
You'll work on site, or in an office.
You'll need good communication skills, attention to detail, and IT skills. There are no set entry requirements, and training is given on the job in most cases.
Some employers may want you to have a forklift truck licence.
You could also get into this job through a warehousing or logistics operations apprenticeship.
In some jobs, you may also help to load and unload deliveries using a forklift truck or telescopic handler.
With experience you could become a weighbridge manager or move into a wider management role within the depot, warehouse or site.