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Wholesale trade

Industry opportunities in wholesale trade

The wholesale trade industry has an annual revenue of $460 billion and employs over 400,000 people.

What to expect from a career in this industry

Career outcomes in the wholesale trade industry can range from warehouse work such as forklift driving or machinery operation, buying and selling, importing and exporting, logistics and supply chain, business to business sales, business management, clerical and administrative work and more. 

Some of the benefits of being skilled in this industry include:

  • High employability
  • Direct and quick pathways to senior roles
  • Opportunities to work in a diverse range of work environments, including close-knit teams through to large complex businesses.

There are many pathways to become skilled in this industry. For example, you could undertake an apprenticeship as a nursery person or complete a traineeship in wholesale operations management.

To become a wholesale buyer you could complement an apprenticeship or traineeship with a Certificate IV in Business Sales or a Diploma of International Business to manage importation and exportation.

Wholesale trade industry apprenticeships and traineeships

Get practical experience and a nationally-recognised certification to launch your career in the wholesale trade industry with Mas. Mas helps job seekers who are looking to reskill or upskill to find the jobs and careers they want.

Whether you’re an employer or job seeker, Mas provides guidance, support and transparency throughout the learning, job seeking and placement phases of your training.