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Logistical Services Apprentice

Chester Zoo

Our Logistical Services Apprentices will play a key role working as part of our professional Animal & Plant Logistical Services team, to ensure the highest standards of service to support our world class animal collection.

Apprenticeship Summary



Working week

10 days in 14 including weekends and bank holidays 7am to 3.30pm 30 minutes lunch

Expected duration

18 Months

Possible start date


Date posted


Apprenticeship level


Reference number




What will the apprentice be doing?

There are 2 Apprentice roles in our Animal and Plant Logistical Services team (APLS) who supply animal feed to the zoo teams.

Key responsibilities:

  • To harvest browse from plantations safely and effectively.
  • To deliver produce on a daily basis to the relevant zones across the zoo.
  • To remove animal waste from site using skip loaders
  • To effectively communicate and record information
  • To comply with appropriate rules, regulations and processes for safely and efficiently moving produce.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Standard

Training will be onsite at Chester Zoo.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Warehouse and Logistics Assistant

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills IT skills Attention to detail Organisation skills Customer care skills Presentation skills Team working Initiative Knowledge of tree/plants Time Keeping Can work under pressure Willing to learn new skills Full manual driving licence


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

This is a physical role and the role holder will spend a significant amount of time either outdoors or in temperature controlled environments. The roles will involve a range of manual tasks. We reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier based on numbers. You must have a full manual driving licence, as operating a vehicle to distribute deliveries around the site is an essential part of the role.

About the employer

We are Chester Zoo and we are mission motivated, passionate people, working together to be the best. We opened in 1931 by founder, George Mottershead who wanted to create the first UK zoo without bars. We are home to over 20,000 animals across our 128 acre site and have over 2 million visitors a year. Our mission is to prevent extinction; it’s a bold statement but we are confident that by working together and with our partners we can make a difference to wildlife here in the UK and the world.


Chester Zoo


The North of England Zoological
Cedar House
Chester Zoo


Training provider




Apprenticeship Intermediate

Supply chain warehouse operative (level 2)