Storepersons receive, handle and dispatch goods coming into, or going out of, stores or warehouses.
You can work as a storeperson without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. You can also become a storeperson through a traineeship in Warehousing Operations. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For more details, see Section 2. Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.
Storepersons may perform the following tasks:
Storepersons may also work as shelf-stackers who fill up shelves in stores and supermarkets. Storepersons may be required to lift or carry packages.
Demand for this occupation is widespread across most industries and in each state and territory. Major employers include manufacturers, container depots, food wholesalers and distributors, and resources companies. A move toward computerisation and automation has changed the nature of warehousing, storage and retrieval techniques, increasing the demand for workers with knowledge of appropriate operating systems and machinery. Smaller enterprises often require workers to be multiskilled. They may handle the stores function, but also deal with trade or retail sales. Promotion to senior storeperson, sales clerk, stock clerk, sales representative or warehouse manager is possible with experience and further training.