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International Freight Forwarder Apprentice DSV ROAD LIMITED

To learn and understand the key elements of Freight Forwarding within DSV. Using the knowledge gained from your industry recognised apprenticeship and your practical working experience gained, you will use this to become an accomplished Freight Forwarder and become an integral part of DSV’s operation and journey forward.

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Closing date: 14 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,578.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Working week to be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    18 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001754977

  • Positions

    2 available

Main purpose of the job/apprenticeship:

To learn and understand the key elements of Freight Forwarding within DSV. Using the knowledge gained from your industry recognised apprenticeship and your practical working experience gained, you will use this to become an accomplished Freight Forwarder and become an integral part of DSV’s operation and journey forward.

Some of the Key Tasks of a Freight Forwarder:

You will be given training and support to enable you to be fully proficient in the below:

  • Accepting and processing import/export along with Cross Trade bookings
  • Communication to required network and carrier partners. 
  • Checking and issuing all associated documentation such as master bills, house bills of lading and import & export customs compliance. 
  • Monitoring International air freight shipments from booking acceptance, liaising with network offices and carrier suppliers to ensure timely delivery at required destinations. 
  • Maintaining up to date visibility on all customer consignments and transit variances to adhere to customer service levels in line with SLA/SOPs. 
  • Customer notification and coordination of problem solving and resolutions when required.
  • Ensure revenue/profit guidelines are in line with budgetary requirements. 
  • Ensure expected customer service levels are always maintained as voice of the customer. 
  • Issuing quotations, invoicing and suppliers purchase orders. Passing airline carrier accounts. 
  • General administrative duties and issuing quotations where necessary

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent Problem Solving, Planning and Organising skills 
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Strong administrative and customer service skills
  • Ability to work under pressure using own initiative 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Punctual
  • Hunger and desire to achieve and be the best you can be

Desired qualifications

None specified. 

Future prospects

If you show the desire to learn and the work ethic to progress, there will always be opportunities within DSV.

Things to consider

Important: You must be able to start employment before the end of September.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

Customer statement

We offer our customers global and competitive transport and logistics services of a consistent high quality.

Growth

We actively pursue profitable growth balanced between a solid above market organic growth and an active acquisition approach.

Operational Excellence

Operational excellence in our business processes is crucial in order to operate with the highest productivity, enabling us to be competitive and deliver timely and high quality services to our customers.

People

We strive to attract, motivate and retain talented people by offering responsibility, empowerment and growth opportunities. We treasure sound business acumen and work together as a global family to drive the business forward.

Employer

DSV ROAD LIMITED

Address

Apollo

Lichfield Road Industrial Estate

Tamworth

B79 7TA

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Training

Training provider

SR Education

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by SR Education

Contact

Paula Prescott 07507310934 paula.prescott@sr-apprenticeships.co.uk

Level 3 IFF programme provided by SR Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship standard

International freight forwarding specialist

Level 3 (A level)


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