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Transport Planner / Supply Chain Apprentice DFDS LOGISTICS LIMITED

DFDS are searching for a new apprentice to support and train to assist with their office-based logistics operations. The apprenticeship you will gain specialist knowledge and should be customer focused and organised.

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    40 Hours per week, working on a rotation basis of 07.00-16.00 and 09.00 – 18.00.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Who are we… At DFDS people mean the world to us. We aim to attract and retain the best talents, provide challenge and opportunity for personal development. We also make sure that you know what a difference you make to our business and how you can be proud of building one of Northern Europe’s largest shipping and logistics companies.


The Role… This vacancy is within the DFDS Logistics Services team based out of our own truck depot in Killingholme. We work on behalf of our own international business and have close links with other DFDS sites across the UK and Europe. Be part of a high performing team who deliver great service to our customers in the most cost-effective solution possible as well as maximising the usage of all units. The hours of this role will be on a rotating basis from 07.00 – 16.00 and 09.00 – 18.00.


Key Responsibilities…


  • Work with the planning team to assist in maintaining good relationships with drivers and other key stakeholders.
  • Work towards building a good knowledge of operational processes and compliance surrounding trucks and drivers.
  • Support other team members in problem solving, carrying out root cause analysis and driving improvements.
  • Continually deliver towards KPI targets and provide recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Work towards building a good knowledge of day-to-day equipment for all trucks and drivers.
  • Gain an excellent geographical knowledge.
  • Assisting with general administrative duties


Key Skills…

  • Interested in learning about logistics and driver compliance.
  • Competitive and can-do positive attitude.
  • Good IT skills covering Microsoft packages.


What we do for you… We offer you an interesting workplace and a key role in a growing international company. You will get to work with many different professional groups and be part of a successful, forwarding thinking team. For the right candidate there will be great opportunities for professional growth. 

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

Level 2 Supply Chain Operator – Apprenticeship Standard

A bespoke programme of practical, technical and vocational learning

Functional Skills in Maths and English (if applicable)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

DFDS are offering this Apprenticeship with the view of the successful candidate continuing into a permanent, full time career, with opportunity for internal progression.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Desired

Things to consider

The successful candidate will work from DFDS, Norfolk House, South Osborne Way, Immingham Docks, DN40 2QA . Please check the employer’s location and ensure you would be able to report for work on a daily basis if successful.

About the employer

DFDS was founded in 1866 when financier C. F. merged the three largest Danish steamship companies of the day. DFDS became a domestic and international shipping company, carrying both goods and passengers throughout the North Sea and the Baltic, later expanding to the Mediterranean. For decades, DFDS also sailed routes to the Americas, but these were closed in 1935. As land-based transport increased, forwarding and logistics became integral to the DFDS strategy. These activities increased rapidly from the mid-1960s, and the DFDS route network expanded accordingly. In 1982, DFDS briefly ran a passenger route between New York and Miami, but it failed to live up to expectations and was discontinued in 1983. This led to a period of restructuring. The DFDS Group closed its activities in the Mediterranean and routes to the USA and South America and instead concentrated on developing its forwarding and logistics activities. In 1998, with the acquisition of Dan Transport, DFDS became one of the largest forwarding and logistics companies in Northern Europe. In 2000, in a change of course, the Group sold its forwarding and logistics activities and refocused its energies on shipping. Since then our route network for passengers and freight has grown organically through expansion and acquisitions. The purchase of Norfolk Line in 2010 completed the Group’s transformation to a major shipping company. This made DFDS the largest company combining short sea shipping and logistics in Northern Europe




DFDS Logistics

Norfolk House

South Osborne Way

DN40 2QA

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Training provider



Helena Gollings


Apprenticeship standard

Supply chain operator

Level 2 (GCSE)

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