Freightline, founded in 2015, is a market-leading logistics specialist striving to offer a range of benefits to enable a high-quality service to meet the needs of your business.

Specialists in urgent time-critical deliveries via road and air freight, providing our clients with a variety of options to feed their supply chain. Simply guaranteed a response within 15 minutes with a solution to your logistics needs.

This is a great apprenticeship opportunity to start your career in logistics. The role will focus on arranging our customers shipments via Road Freight & Airfreight in the UK & Worldwide. You will be working within a team of experienced colleagues, working closely with road haulage partners to ensure we deliver excellent service to our customers.

Apprenticeship summary

Annual wage

£15,000.00 – £17,000.00

Working week

Monday – Friday. Working hours to be confirmed.

Total hours per week: 40.00

Expected duration

18 months

Possible start date

25 Apr 2022

Date posted

2 days ago

Apprenticeship level

Advanced
Level 3 (A level)

Reference number

VAC001841378

Positions

1 available

An Apprenticeship to develop towards becoming an International Freight Forwarder, whose overall aim is to manage or support our Customers’ logistics by arranging the movement of Freight via Air and Road. This can include Exporting and Importing Goods from and to the UK and across the World.

Duties to include:

  • Investigating and planning the most appropriate route for shipments, taking into account the nature of the goods, costs, transit times and security
  • Negotiating rates, for transportation, shipping and handling costs and thereby quoting clients
  • Obtaining, checking and preparing documentation
  • Ensuring Trade compliance with other countries’ regulations and fiscal regimes
  • Maintaining current knowledge of relevant legislation, political situations and other factors that could affect the movement of freight
  • As the client may request, arranging courier, specialist hand carry services, consolidations, conventional shipments, air freight charters, packing etc
  • Communicate regularly with all parties and ensure visibility of shipment progress
  • Responsible for the processing of import shipments on behalf of our clients
Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Self-disciplined, proactive and motivated
  • Able to work at a fast pace, with efficiency and accuracy

Personal qualities

  • A willingness to learn
  • Positive attitude and drive to succeed
  • Excellent team player
  • Focused on providing customer excellence
  • Polite and professional telephone manner and email etiquette

Desired qualifications

  • Five GCSEs at grades 3 – 9 / A*-D (including Maths and English)

Future prospects

You will be joining an amazing group of colleagues and can look forward to a competitive starting salary. If you would like to become a valued member of our team then we will also make sure that you’re rewarded for your commitment and expertise.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Vacancies are subject to close at any time subject to volume of applications

Working hours to be confirmed.

Training

Training provider

SEETEC BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY CENTRE LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Seetec Business Technology Centre Ltd

Contact

Seetec Outsource Training and Skills 01793 847525 recruitment@seetecoutsource.co.uk

The apprenticeship programme design will be built around the standard and individual apprentice and employer needs. This will consist of:

  • A fully embedded induction programme delivered by the employer and Seetec Outsource Training and skills
  • An initial assessment of your skills, knowledge and behaviours in order to develop and enhance your career and personal progression
  • In line with the with functional skills requirements set by the standard, (where applicable), we will analyse and continuously develop English and Mathematics
  • On the job training delivered by the employer

Allocation of an apprenticeship delivery coach who will carry out:

  • Regular training
  • Assessment and support visits to ensure you acquire new learning, knowledge skills and behaviours in order to progress and develop
  • Identify, track and support 20% off the job training activities
  • Quarterly formal progress review meetings; identifying learning achievements and next steps
  • Individual learning plan – this will be used as part of a professional discussion during your reflective progress review meeting and track the 20% off the job training progress
  • A journey of learning activities over the length of the apprenticeship programme
  • Access to on-line learning and an e-portfolio where you will be able to gather evidence to demonstrate your performance ensuring your apprenticeship – this evidence can be used to towards your end point assessment

End point assessment – this takes place at the end of the apprenticeship to ensure you have developed the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for the job role. This may consist of at least 3-4 of the below activities:

  • Professional discussion
  • Observation
  • Portfolio of evidence, apprentice showcase
  • Research project
  • Multi-choice knowledge test
  • Work based project
  • Presentation
  • Competency based interview

Apprenticeship standard

International freight forwarding specialist
Level 3 (A level)