Apprentice Shipping Coordinator French Connection 2000

An excellent opportunity to join a well-established company in Purfleet. The Candidate will be working in a fast paced environment, giving excellent customer service. The candidate will provide general admin support and prepare reports.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week


    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful candidate will be required to undertake a diverse range of tasks and duties.

  • Running weekly activity reports from in-house system – liaising with suppliers to have a real time picture of deliveries
  • Liaise with production, suppliers and Country office teams to ensure products are ready and delivered in accordance with customer service level agreements
  • Planning and authorising of shipments into the UK Warehouse
  • Tracking of stock and deliveries for customers in Power-view
  • Provide Estimated Time of Delivery/ Arrival to relevant buyers
  • Run reports and communicate them to all relevant persons, maintain and input data on in-house system
  • Checking invoices and import documentation
  • Management of air, sea and road shipments on a daily basis
  • Direct liaison with buyers to ensure issues affecting deliveries are correctly and promptly communicated
  • Resolving, in a timely manner, delivery queries including claims for losses, misses or short deliveries
  • Using in-house programme to raise consignments and run reports on a daily basis
  • Any other ad-hoc administration work as is required to cover holidays and absence of colleagues in other areas of the operation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The successful candidate will need to have good computer skills, including Microsoft Excel.

Personal qualities

  • The candidate will need the ability to work on their own initiative as well as being part of a busy team.
  • The candidate will need to be reliable and efficient.

Qualifications required

  •  Grade A-C in Mathematics and English (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Potential permanent position within the company

Things to consider

Candidate must be located close to the workplace or preferably drive. Please allow additional time for roadworks, when planning your journey.

About the employer

Founded in 1972 by Stephen Marks, French Connection set out to create well-designed fashionable clothing that appealed to a broad market. French Connection now offers a fashion-forward clothing range with a quirky spin on design, priding itself on quality and affordable prices. Having established a strong core clothing business, through unique design and a true sense of style the company has, over recent years expanded its portfolio into exciting new areas including men's and women's toiletries, sunglasses and opticals, watches and shoes. Driven by innovation and change, the brands strength lies in balancing new and exciting ideas with the basic promise of quality and affordability, established when the company was founded. Throughout this expansion and diversification the principles have remained the same; design-led products presented in a unique and innovative way.


French Connection 2000


Unit B

Dolphin Way


RM19 1NZ

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Training provider

  • TheLightBulb will provide the full  Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship framework.
  • This will include the three day technical certificate course and exam.
  • You will also do your Functional Skills (Mathematics, English and ICT) if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The LightBulb Limited


Andrea Gregory

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017