Logistics assistant

Logistics assistant

Paide campus
Additional information / commencing the studies: Maili Rannas, maili[dot]rannas[at]jkhk[dot]ee, phone +372 5197 6663

Type of programme: Level 4 vocational secondary education (EstQF, level 4)
Curriculum group: Transport services
Programme format: Full-time school-based study

Programme requirements: Acquired basic education; however, the programme is also open for persons without basic education who are at least 22 years old and have the level of competency corresponding to basic education.
Duration of programme: 3 years

Skills and knowledge you will acquire:

  • Managing warehouse operations
  • Handling transport orders
  • Buying and selling logistical services
  • Customer service
  • Managing stocks and purchasing
  • Managing quality in logistics
  • Using information and communication technology
  • Managing risks
  • Packaging
  • Managing reverse logistics
    As an elective module, it is possible to obtain a licence for operating hoists.

The programme ends with level 4 occupational qualification examination for logistics assistants.

Workplace training:

  • Year I, 8 weeks
  • Year II, 10 weeks
  • Year III, 12 weeks

Possibilities on the job market:

  • Warehouse operative
  • Logistical support
  • Customer service assistant in logistics
  • Logistics assistant
  • Logistician / customer service
  • Junior logistician

People working in logistics manage and organise various logistical operations, for example, transport, work in a warehouse, planning the reserve and flow of goods.

The goal of a level 4 logistics assistant is daily management of client or supplier relationships in logistics, as well as assisting their immediate superior. Their work entails customer service, handling orders, processing information, managing documentation, buying logistical services and sales, transport, etc.
The job includes a lot of internal and external communication. A level 4 logistics assistant must be ready to work alone and in a team.
The job of a level 4 logistics assistant requires accuracy, adaptability to new situations, fast reactions, ability to organise one’s work space, independent thought, and communication skills, as well as readiness to communicate.

Possibilities for further education:

  • Warehouse manager, level 5, at Järvamaa Vocational Training Centre
  • Applied higher education at TTK University of Applied Sciences
  • Applied higher education at Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences

The programme takes place at Paide campus pursuant to the operational programme for logistics assistant.