About Learnerships for Logistics
Logistics is known to be the management or flow of one thing from one point to another. It includes the processes from the producer to the consumer. These processes combine production, packaging, transport, inventory, warehousing, marketing, sales and more. This can include food products, animals, liquid products, equipment, materials and other items. This industry is vital to all products, companies, and Governments. Without proper logistics, we might see a food or water shortage in an area or even a country. Delivering products and services to people all around the globe requires logistics. In this article we cover companies offering Logistics Learnerships.
This field is highly competitive and rapidly growing as more products flood the markets and more consumers are born daily. Services in this industry includes day to day deliveries, express services, economy services and international or corporate services.
Companies offering Logistics Learnerships in SA
Logistics Learnerships Available
Most learnerships in this field are for a 12-month period, although, some may even run for 24-months. The period will depend on the company and the career field. Below we have a list of the learnership fields mostly found in logistics learnerships.
- Supply Chain Manager
- Business Administrator
- Freight Handling
- Project Management
- Shipping Assistant
- Freight Forwarding
- Human Resources
Logistics Learnerships Requirements
The requirements for a career in this industry will vary according to the field and company. Below is a basic list of requirements that most companies have in common. There may be additional requirements which are usually stated on the application or the learnership advertisement for the company you are intending to apply to. You must meet all requirements to be eligible to apply.
Basic requirements may include:
- Must be a South African citizen with a valid ID document
- Must hold a Matric or Grade 12 certificate
- Must be proficient in English (read, write and speak)
- Must have a diploma or degree in their field if required
- Computer literacy may be required for some fields
- Must be able to work well as part of a team
- Must be able to execute orders effectively
- Must be detail-orientated and grasp processes quickly
A learnership is a legal and binding agreement between the learner and the company. Most learnerships offer a monthly stipend but does not include accommodation, meals, and transport unless stipulated otherwise. Successful candidates may be offered theoretical training combined with their practical training and benefits as deemed needed by the company.