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Apprentice Freight Forwarder Superior Freight Services

Superior Freight Services are now recruiting for an International Freight Forwarding Apprentice to join their busy Middlesex branch. The successful candidate will learn all aspects of Freight Forwarding working towards a recognised level 3 qualification.

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Closing date: 11 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your duties will be varied but include the following:

  • Developing core relationships with clients always ensuring a high level of customer service.
  • Keeping up-to-date records of all shipments / consignments.
  • Managing all aspects of Sea, Air and Road import and export shipments.
  • Processing detailed import / export customs clearance processes.
  • Keeping clients updated on consignment movements.
  • Liaising with customers, carriers, HMRC regarding required documentation.
  • Booking shipments with airlines, shipping lines and road transport companies.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of HMRC regulations.
  • Inform management of any client / shipment issues.
  • Learning how to invoice and set costs.
  • Spend time in other departments with colleagues to ensure a full overall understanding of the business operations.
  • General office administration support as required.

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?

We are looking to develop the right person into a valuable permanent member of the Superior Freight Team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Positive “can do” attitude, Professional at all times


GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade 9 - 4 / A*- C) Essential

Things to consider

Located at Heathrow Airport with good bus links & Piccadilly underground.

About the employer

Launched in 1997 Superior Freight Services provide tailor-made and flexible transport and logistic solutions to our expanding customer base. Our team offer a friendly and reliable customer focussed, understanding each client’s specific needs. Services we provide our clients include Courier Express Services, Freight by Ocean, Air & Road, Customs Clearance, Warehousing solutions and Bespoke solutions. Due to our continuous growth, we are seeking a new apprentice within our Freight Forwarding Team.


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Training provider



Seetec Outsource Training and Skills


Apprenticeship standard

International freight forwarding specialist

Level 3 (A level)

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