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Logistics Apprentice METRO SHIPPING LIMITED

Metro Shipping are looking for Freight Forwarding apprentices who want a career working within a global supply chain supporting major worldwide brand name clients. By the time you finish your apprenticeship you will be good at problem solving, communicating, planning, managing time critical milestones with a good attention to detail.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5pm Total hours per week: 38.00

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000052617

  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for apprentices who want a career working within a global supply chain supporting major worldwide brand name clients. By the time you finish your apprenticeship you will be good at problem solving, communicating, planning, managing time critical milestones with a good attention to detail.

  • To work in a department, based at our headquarters on the Birmingham Business Park (near to the NEC and Birmingham International Railway Station) and:
  • Using internal systems to create documentation that will enable the freight to be moved to customer specifications, on time with all the necessary customs and legal documentation, including:
  • Creating and updating freight bookings.
  • Raise customs documentation to ensure the freight can move from country to country.
  • Collate all documents and distribute them to customers and carriers, as required.
  • Preparing and processing of invoices.
  • Deal with customer requests and queries by telephone and email quickly and efficiently by passing them on to the appropriate colleagues in the department.
  • Contacting customers directly to advise them of planned shipment details. Document name: Date Document classification.
  • Communicate with departmental colleagues and other Metro staff, ensuring that the messages are clear precise and effective.
  • Accurate & timely reporting to department manager.
  • Take ownership of your training and development so you can continuously improve and develop the skills required by junior freight forwarder.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

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

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon the successful completion of the apprenticeship, achievement of the qualification and by showing the right attitude the apprentice will be given the opportunity to apply for a position within Metro.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Initiative, Positive attitude, Ability to prioritise workload

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 6/B) Desired

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

About the employer

Metro Shipping is a leading British logistics provider with headquarters in Birmingham. Established in 1980, we have an excellent reputation and are continuing to expand within the UK and worldwide markets. Our global infrastructure allows us to move different kinds of freight around the world successfully. We are a freight forwarder managing multimodal solutions for our portfolio of blue-chip customers, many of which are well known brands. Our services are provided with a focus excellent customer service and all have an emphasis on technical solutions to ensure that our customers are well informed of the status of their freight.

Employer

METRO SHIPPING LIMITED

Address

2700 The Crescent

Birmingham Business Park

Birmingham

B37 7YE

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Training

Training provider

SEETEC BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY CENTRE LIMITED

Contact

Apprenticeship Recruitment Team

recruitment@seetecoutsource.co.uk

01793847525

Apprenticeship standard

International freight forwarding specialist

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

Application Procedure You can apply directly from the website. Early application recommended, we will interview once applications have been received and assessed. If we have a good candidate we will appoint. There are no fixed interview dates. Interviews will be arranged individually and the appointment will be made when we have found the right candidate.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Aug 2022