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Expeditors International are now recruiting for an International Freight Forwarding apprentice to join their busy Heathrow branch! The successful candidate will be ensuring timely & accurate movement of freight & information, while providing exceptional customer service. This apprenticeship is a great way to start your Freight Forwarding career.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 9am - 5.30pm – one hour lunch

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Ensure accurate and timely data entry into our operational system.
  • Ensure accurate and timely client and vendor billing.
  • Ensure delivery of freight and timely clearance when applicable.
  • Interact with our customers in arranging their shipments.
  • Contribute to maintain good relationships, good customer service with customers and suppliers.
  • Understand department process flow and look for best practices to improve operational efficiency and productivity.
  • Network communications.

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

International Freight Forwarding Level 3 qualification.

  • 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.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme there will be an opportunity to develop and progress within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Proactive, Listening skills, Positive attitude


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English (Grade A*-C/ 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

From 1st April 2022 The NMW rate for apprentices is £4.81 per hour. This applies to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. Vacancies are subject to close at any time subject to volume of applications.

About the employer

Expeditors is a Fortune 500 global logistics company offering highly optimised and customised supply chain solutions. We are a service based company offering a highly flexible approach to supply chain management. At the core of our cultural philosophy is a mission to exceed customers’ expectations through excellence in our service. We offer apprenticeships in International Trade and Logistics.




1 Ascot Road



TW14 8QH

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Training provider



Apprenticeship Recruitment Team


Apprenticeship standard

International freight forwarding specialist

Level 3 (A level)

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