Elementary Storage Occupations

Workers in this unit group supply berthed ships with water, oil and petroleum, load and unload cargo from ships, boats and barges, convey household and office furniture, goods, equipment or other items in or near warehouses, depots, slaughterhouses, etc., prepare requisitions or despatch documents of stocks held, accompany drivers of road vehicles, and perform other elementary goods handling and storage related tasks.


New workers
£ 13,099
£ 22,201
£ 35,914

Available jobs

In the past year there were 646,296 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Accompanies driver on journey and assists with manoeuvres and to load and unload vehicle.

  • Retrieves stored items as listed on order sheets, makes up orders against requisitions and prepares goods for despatch.

  • Undertakes the loading and unloading of goods and conveys goods about storage area.

  • Packs furniture and household goods into crates and cartons for storage.

  • Loads and unloads goods from removal vans or delivery vehicles either by hand or using trolleys and lift trucks.

  • Removes grappling attachment from cargo and stows cargo in hold or loads cargo on to transport or into warehouses.

  • Attaches winch or crane hooks, slings, ropes or clamps to load, signals to crane driver to commence lifting, visually checks that load is balanced and ensures that route is clear for movement.

  • Arranges cargo on quayside or in hold for loading or unloading and selects appropriate hook, chain, rope, sling or other grappling attachment.

  • Attaches hoses to ship.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Warehousing

  • Palletizing

  • Forklift Truck

  • Manual Handling

  • Housekeeping

  • Order Picking

  • Stock Control

  • Employee Onboarding

  • Virtual Event

  • Numeracy

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Loading And Unloading

  • Lifting Ability

  • Communications

  • Detail Oriented

  • Customer Service

  • Management

  • Sorting

  • English Language

  • Training And Development

  • Advising

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.