Logistics and Warehousing SWAP with Waitrose

Fast-track yourself into an exciting logistics career with our Logistics and Warehousing SWAP. Learn practical skills, earn an accredited Level 1 qualification, and have a guaranteed interview with Waitrose!

About the course

Course starting dates June 24th, July 15th
Course length This is a two week course, Mondays to Fridays
Lesson times Your daily Zoom session, with our experienced and dynamic tutor, runs from 9:30am to 4:30pm (with a one hour lunch break)
Qualification Level 1 Certificate in Occupational Workplace Studies (Warehousing and Storage)

Want an exciting warehousing career working with a top UK employer? Our two-week Logistics and Warehousing SWAP course will prepare you with the industry-specific knowledge and skills that employers in this sector are looking for.

On completing the course, you will earn a nationally accredited Level 1 qualification in Occupational Workplace Studies (Warehousing and Storage) and a guaranteed interview with Waitrose – the perfect way to fast-track your success!



Once you have completed your course, you will receive tailored career advice and employment support to help you take your new skills into a new career. You will also have access to our incredibly strong employer network for other amazing job opportunities in logistics and warehousing.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand stock control and the procedures for moving, storing and replenishing stock
  • Be familiar with the complexities of safe manual handling
  • Understand how to receive goods correctly and safety
  • Be able to identify different problems that could arise in the workplace, and know how to consider possible solutions
  • Appreciate what makes a good working team, and how to apply your own strengths to your role
  • Understand the process of sorting goods or materials for recycling or disposal

Course Content

By the end of this unit, you will understand stock control and the procedures for moving, storing and replenishing stock.
In this unit, you will look at the variety of problems that may arise in a place of work, how they can be solved, and the recognition of possible solutions to a specific problem.
During this unit, you will understand the characteristics of a good working team, appreciating the strengths and contributions of different people.
In this unit, you will learn about the sorting of goods and materials for recycling. This includes how to identify problems with the recycling or disposal of goods and materials.
During this unit, you will learn about the movement and handling of goods, including manual handling, as well as identifying hazards that might occur during the safe moving or handling of goods.
In this final unit, you will learn how to check the safety of work areas and equipment to be used, ensuring that goods match information specifications and that goods are unloaded safely in accordance with instructions.

Job Details

Waitrose Job Opportunities (South London)

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Your role will be to deliver goods to our customers with exceptional customer service. You will build strong relationships with our customers, demonstrating flexibility and integrity, whilst being legally compliant in your duties. This job may entail working with heavy products and could involve lifting.

Job Requirements:

The role of a delivery driver requires a person with a scrupulous approach to health and safety, and who is passionate about delivering excellent customer service. Willingness to be flexible and high standards of personal and food hygiene are required. The Delivery Driver should always aim to exceed customer expectations and be able to use initiative to deal calmly with unexpected situations. A Driver Assessment will be required for this role.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications:

Clean and Full Driving License.

Additional Information:

As a Partner you will enjoy our unique benefits package, including staff discount, subsidised food in Partner dining rooms, discounts in local restaurants, subsidised learning, access to exclusive Partnership hotels and so much more.

Please consider the following when making your application:

– This role is subject to the following pre-employment screening: Driving License & Basic disclosure
– We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early.
– Print off the job description now if you require it .
– Ensure you have an up-to-date CV.

Duties and Responsibilities:

As a Customer Delivery Driver, you will be the friendly face of our business – the helpful driver who delivers the unique blend of quality and outstanding service that you expect from John Lewis & Partners, right to our customers’ doors.


  • Job: Customer Delivery Driver
  • Location: London – Coulsdon
  • Partnership Level: 10
  • Vacancy Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £11.93 – £13.72 – starting rate £12.42
  • Salary Frequency: Hourly
  • Hours of Work: PM Hours, 12pm to 3pm start time, 8pm-11pm finish time. Part time only contracts available with up to 4 shifts (including at least a Saturday or a Sunday). Days of work include Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday. A Full UK manual license is required

Next Steps

Simply complete the short form on the right. You'll then immediately be able to complete your Fast-Track online registration.

This registration process will confirm your eligibility to have your qualification 100% government funded.

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Frequently Asked Questions

All our courses are free for those who are unemployed, subject to eligibility.
You will need a Laptop/Home PC with internet access. You cannot participate using a phone.
Yes, anyone who is employed or unemployed can enroll on any of our courses, subject to eligibility.
You can enroll on one course at a time, but you can do as many as you like to achieve your career goals. We are happy to give you information, advice and guidance on any courses you wish to complete.
All our Home Learning courses are assignment based, you will need to complete assignments for each of the units of the qualifications and submit them to your assessor.
Of course. All our courses are accredited courses and you will receive a nationally recognised certification on achievement. You will receive a digital version of your certificate, inline with our commitment to sustainability.
The Awarding Bodies takes between 8 -12 weeks to process certificates. For all queries regarding certification please email us on certification@strivetraining.co.uk. When contacting us please include the following information: • Full Name • Title of the qualification • Contact details and address.

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