Apprentice Freight Forwarder

£13644 - £13644

Job Description

Apprentice Freight Forwarder - Entry Level

· Assist the Head of Customer Services [FFD] in the execution of their duties in support of the organisation's vision to become more competitive and profitable
· Understand and execute the departments vision of good business development in order to successfully Import/Export Land road freight, warehouse operations and logistics products
· Opportunity to learn about international land and sea freight business
· Learn about cross border tariffs, VAT charges and how to invoice
· Complete all Import/Export activities correctly and on time including financial, legal and invoicing transactions
· Communicate quotations to the line manager/sales team and ensure all quotations are recorded on the system in one format
· Implement and improve new efficiencies in customer workflow in conjunction with line manager
· Ensure all reports are generated by given deadlines and handed to line manager
· Maintain excellent customer and inter-departmental relationships at all times giving regular feedback to line manager
· Learn to develop interpersonal and inter departmental skills
· Ensure compliance with Health and Safety and employee handbook policies
· Provide holiday and sickness cover as required


· 5 GCSEs A* - C including Maths & English or equivalent (new grading system 9 - 4)
· Good written and oral communication skills
· Can show initiative to resolve problems
· Eager to learn
· Self motivated
· Flexible attitude and approach
· Good team-working skills


· Holiday commences 20 days + Statutory Public Holidays
· Holiday loyalty days up to a maximum of 5 days (1 per each full year of employment completed)
· Private Medical Scheme - eligible to join after one year service (application process required).
· Group Personal Pension Plan - after one year service company contributions increase to 9% *conditions apply*
· Independent Financial Advice -offers every employee the opportunity to have a free 30 minute annual pension and investment review meeting with our independent financial advisor.
· UK Death in Service insurance cover equal to three times your annual salary - eligible after 6 months service
· Confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for you and your immediate family members *conditions apply*
· Access to our Employee Discounts and Perks which includes Grocery Shopping, Holidays, Sports, Movies and much more

Office hours: Monday Friday 08:30hrs 17:30hrs (1 hour unpaid lunch) (40 hours per week)

Salary: GBP6.56 per hour (GBP13,644.80 p/a)