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Business Administration Apprenticeship Unipac Shipping (Uk) Limited

We are looking to take on an enthusiastic and committed Apprentice to acquire operational knowledge and skills in international transport. An excellent opportunity to start a career, progress and complete an Apprenticeship within an established Freight Forwarders.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:30, with a 1-hour lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    25 May 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Nov 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To work in conjunction with our operational staff in order to become familiar and skilled in Freight Forwarding.  Assisting with arrangements for shipments by air, by courier and by road. This involves:

  • Advising customers about their shipments
  • Finding out information from international carriers
  • Preparing customs clearance documentation
  • Making delivery arrangements
  • Invoicing charges

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent organisation and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good knowledge of IT
  • Professional telephone manner
  • A willingness to learn, must be a quick learner and have good attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Ability to use their initiative and thrive in a busy and fast-paced environment

Personal qualities

  • Well-presented and polite
  • Ability to take the initiative
  • Confident at dealing with people at all levels
  • Reliable and adaptable
  • Willingness to take on challenges and to push oneself further
  • Motivated and keen to learn new skills
  • Personable and friendly attitude
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise workload

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

An opportunity to progress within the business upon completion of the Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

  • Please check prior to application that the business is a viable affordable commute
  • Please have a CV prepared on a Word document
  • An Apprenticeship and employer require any potential candidate to be dedicated, please consider this before applying
  • Vacancy is for an immediate start, please consider this if you are still in education
  • Please do not contact the employer directly


The closure dates are for a guideline only and the vacancy may close prior to the dates advertised. How far do you live from the business and please detail how long it will take to travel?

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About the employer

We are a UK logistics company providing freight forwarding transportation worldwide and delivery worldwide.


Unipac Shipping (Uk) Limited


10-11 Larkstore Park

Lodge Road



TN12 0QY

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Gateway Training Consortium Limited


Celia Powell

You will complete the Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • This Apprenticeship will involve off the job training
  • You will also develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours
  • You need to have an employer to support your Apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role
  • The typical length of this Apprenticeship course is 18 months

Course Content:

  • Utilising IT programs and software
  • Decision making
  • Managing a quality service
  • Project management
  • Understanding the organisation and stakeholders
  • Relevant regulations and policies
  • Business fundamentals
  • Professionalism and performance management

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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