Prepare for the surge of warehouse jobs coming to our shores

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Prepare for the surge of warehouse jobs coming to our shores

The online retail giant Amazon is coming to Australia with plans to set up warehousing and distribution from Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.

While their first location hasn’t been decided, it could very well be in southeast Queensland, with talk of them seeking out a warehouse space of up to 93,000 square metres.

This means there’ll be a knock on effect of hundreds, if not thousands of new jobs – particularly in warehouse roles for forklift drivers, order pickers and so on.

At Elevated Training, we conduct 3-day courses for both the LF and LO forklift tickets for just $475.

An LF licence is to operate any forklift truck with moving fork arms, while an LO licence is to operate load-shifting order pickers – where the operator’s platform rises and lowers to pick stock at varying levels.

If you’re already working in the industry and are excited about these new job prospects, or perhaps you want to take on a warehouse role for the first time– it’s best to consider what skills and tickets that will be most sought after in Amazon’s new work centre.

Looking more specifically at a high reach (or industrial reach) forklift truck could be a great way for you to stand out from other applicants when applying for the new jobs.

High reach forklifts are instrumental for warehouse environments that have high storage pallet racking and a need for extended lift height, as well as narrow aisles.

Elevated Training provides straightforward classroom and worksite training for students to gain forklift licenses as well as hands-on experience and logbook hours using the equipment.

We even have a high reach truck on hand so you can gain more relevant forklift experience to your desired job, and can open up one of our live training sites to operate the truck in a practical setting.

Our experienced team provides a wide range of vocational training for forklift tickets, EWP licences and more at two locations – 80 Nestor Drive, Meadowbrook in Brisbane and 44 Hutchinson Street, Burleigh Heads.

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