The Logistics Associate Apprenticeship (LAA) allows for entry into the Freight, Logistics, Shipping and Distribution industries, with a broad exposure to the different fields that comprise each section. Through acquiring the knowledge, skills and competence to carry out the core operational tasks/responsibilities, qualified Apprentices will be enabled to make a decision as to the direction they wish their career to progress in.
Apprentices are employed by a Business for the duration of the Programme (2 years) and will receive a starting salary, which is set by the employer. As part of this full-time employment, one day a week Apprentices are released to attend Lectures in Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) or Munster Technological University (MTU) where they will learn the academic side of the industries. The core subjects for each year are as follows;
- H7/O6 or above in five leaving certificate (or equivalent) subjects. A minimum of grade O6 must be obtained in English. A minimum of grade O6 or a B2 or above in Foundation level must be obtained in mathematics.
- Holders of a QQI Level 5 or Level 6 (or equivalent) in cognate areas (e.g. business, logistics and distribution, supply chain management, etc
- Applicants may also be eligible to become apprentices via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
You must be offered an apprenticeship role in a Logistics organisation to become a Logistics Apprentice. To obtain a list of logistics companies registered for the LAA programme and further guidance on how to get a placement, please register your details in the ‘Register your Interest’ section or contact us on
‘As a working professional, I decided that the Apprenticeship would be the best way for me to broaden my knowledge, enhance my skills, and earn a qualification in logistics that will benefit both my career development and my employer.Throughout my apprenticeship journey, my employer has been very supportive and encouraging. Being able to attend college…
‘I decided to join the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship as I wanted to further my career in the logistics world, and I thought that the apprenticeship would be the best way to do it. The transport management part of logistics is an area that I find very interesting and enjoyable.The apprenticeship is a great way to…
‘My interest in logistics attracted me to the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship.The best part about the apprenticeship is working with the industry experts, who provide mentoring throughout the programme.As part of my role, I am responsible for imports and exports in both air and sea freight, and I’m gaining vast experience as I learn more about…
The Apprenticeship programme commences in mid – September in TU Dublin and MTU Cork and finishes in May (the cycle is aligned to TU Dublin and MTU academic year).
The apprentice pays an annual student registration fee for each of the two years. The current charge is €800 annually which can be paid by the student or the employer on their behalf.
Each apprentice will be assigned a work-based mentor within the employing organisation who will be an experienced member of staff and with a TU Dublin and MTU Academic Supervisor. The work-based mentor will use their specific organisational and industry knowledge to guide the apprentice helping them to navigate corporate culture and gain an understanding of their role and duties in the organisation.
Supply Chain Manager
Transport Planner /Co-ordinator