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Apprentice International Freight Forwarding Specialist ALPI UK LIMITED

A fantastic opportunity to gain a qualification in International Freight Forwarding with ALPI Group, a recognised player in the Freight Forwarding and Transportation Industry

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    wage will be National Minimum and age dependant, for example 18-20 £14,206.40 or £17,388.00 21 to 22

    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

    Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5.30 pm with a 1 hour unpaid break

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


  • Assist the Head of Customer Services [FFD]  in the execution of their duties in support of the Head of Operations and Land South’s vision of the company to become more competitive and profitable
  • Understand and execute the departments vision of good business development in order to successfully Import/Export Land road freight, warehouse operations and logistics products
  • Oversee client and sub-contractor management in conjunction with SOPs
  • Ensure all customers and clients are invoiced correctly and on time in conjunction with SOPs
  • Complete all Import/Export activities correctly and on time including financial, legal and invoicing transactions
  • Ensure all operational activities are completed on time
  • Maintain regular communication with sales teams reporting new sales leads and handover of shipments
  • Communicate quotations to the line manager/sales team within two hours of receipt and ensure all quotations are recorded on the system in one format
  • Report internal leads to the customer services and sales teams
    Follow up late customer payments in conjunction with credit control
  • Ensure all duties/VAT is charged correctly upon invoicing and collect any monies due in line with SOPs
  • Maintain and utilise the operational system at all times
    Implement and improve new efficiencies in customer workflow in conjunction with line manager
  • Ensure all reports are generated by given deadlines and handed to line manager
  • Maintain excellent customer and inter-departmental relationships at all times giving regular feedback to line manager
  • Ensure compliance with Health and Safety policy
  • Ensure compliance with the Employee Handbook
  • Provide holiday and sickness cover as required

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

Level 3 International Freight Forwarding Specialist Apprenticeship standard, incorporating BTEC Intermediate Award in Multimodal International Freight Procedures

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Guaranteed International Freight Forwarding Specialist position with Alpi UK Ltd on successful completion of the Apprenticeship programme  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Enquiring Nature, Enthusiastic


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

There may be a requirement to cover a Saturday shift on a rota basis which will involve shadowing and uploading trailer manifests. There are high volumes of data entry, and telephone work. Dealing with overseas origins

About the employer

The ALPI Group is a recognised player in the Freight Forwarding and Transportation Industry and also specialises in the Supply Chain and Logistics Solutions. With 70 years of history, our company has established best-practice standards in Ground Transportation, Air and Ocean Shipments, Customs Clearance and Supply Chain Management. Over 70 years old, over 1,000 direct employees worldwide, over 20,000 international customers and over 200 direct destinations, this is “ALPIworld”. ALPI is a preferred 3PL for thousands of companies across the world; from SME to fortune 500 corporations, ALPI's logo has covered millions of miles to take customer satisfaction at destination. Still a family run company where people are treated as people, not numbers and considered for their value. With unchanged passion we strive to balance a growing company in a highly competitive industry, with family ethics and social responsibility. Albini & Pitigliani, that is where the acronym ALPI comes from, welcomes you to its new internet site, a step ahead to our global presence and integration, a channel to get in touch with vendors, customers, and friends. WITH CARE...




Alpi House

Miles Gray Road Basildon


SS14 3HJ

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Training provider



Diane Ridgley


Apprenticeship standard

International freight forwarding specialist

Level 3 (A level)

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