- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to work well with others
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
- to be flexible and open to change
- excellent verbal communication skills
- the ability to work well with your hands
- thinking and reasoning skills
- physical skills like movement, coordination, dexterity and grace
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Your day-to-day tasks may include:
- taking delivery of goods and storing them
- checking for damaged or missing items
- moving stock by hand or with machines
- packing and wrapping goods
- loading goods for sending
- keeping stock records
- cleaning the warehouse
You may need to wear protective clothing.
You could work in a warehouse.
Your working environment may be at height, physically demanding and outdoors in all weathers.
With experience you could become a team leader, shift supervisor or warehouse manager.
You could also move into quality control, freight planning or distribution.
You can find out more about careers and training in warehousing from The Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport.