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Import Shipping Clerk Apprentice RJJ Freight Ltd

RJJ Freight are now recruiting for an International Freight Forwarding Apprentice to join their growing company. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the shipping industry and to learn freight forwarding processes and procedures & customs clearance.

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Closing date: 29 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, 0900-1730-1 hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

RJJ Freight are now recruiting for an International Freight Forwarding Apprentice to join their growing company. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the shipping industry and to learn freight forwarding processes and procedures & customs clearance.

This role and duties will include the following:

  • To ensure all lines of communication regarding the shipping process from orders to delivery are communicated to all parties
  • To provide administrative assistance as and when required including Creating New Job files on our inhouse computer system and the associated paper job file, filing of job files to archive, post and general office duties
  • To receive incoming calls and electronic mail regarding shipping enquiries and to keep customers fully updated at all times
  • To compile shipping orders and delivery information onto internal systems
  • Use of Excel to spreadsheets
  • Ensuring lines of communication are kept open and be able to build a rapport with colleagues and our Customers and Suppliers
  • To learn Customs Import  & clearance procedures and electronic systems
  • Processing shipments through Electronic Port Systems
  • Completion of study based course giving introduction to shipping and freight forwarding

Training will be given on the job with the expectation that you will also complete an online introduction to shipping course as well as the apprenticeship.

Salary will increase to £13,000 upon completion of the Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Should be articulate with excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Well organised
  • Confident in the use of Word, Excel and MS Office

Personal qualities

  • Trustworthy
  • Reliable person
  • Self-motivated
  • Keen to learn about the freight forwarding sector

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum requirement is GCSE, or equivalent, passes (Grade C / 4 or above)

Future prospects

  • There is a chance of a permanent position within the company for the successful candidate after they have completed the apprenticeship

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:

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

Salary will increase to £13,000 upon completion of the Apprenticeship

About the employer

We are an independent freight forwarding company in the UK providing worldwide shipping services. With our Customer in Focus attitude – we provide seamless shipping and transport solutions for sea, air and land transports to and from the UK and for worldwide cross trades. With a strong market presence and excellent reputation our experienced staff will deliver the highest standard of customer service and satisfaction.


RJJ Freight Ltd


R J J House

Haven Exchange South


IP11 2QE

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Training provider


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


Recruitment Team 08455 199 455

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)

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