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Business Administration Apprenticeship BLACKSMITH FREIGHT SERVICES LTD

Join our friendly team based at Manchester Freight Terminal. Gain Level 3 qualification & amazing career prospects.

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Closing date: 11 Nov 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.50 per hour to begin

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday / 8.30am-5pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Daily duties will include:
- Dealing with new enquiries and providing quotations for customers
- Booking in all new shipments into our freight system (Data Entry)
- Customer service by way of telephone calls and emails
- Arranging collection & the delivery of shipments
- Liaising with suppliers, hauliers, airlines & shipping lines
- Liaising with our warehouse staff & drivers
- General office administration & organisation

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

Level 3 Business Administration will be gained on successful completion (taking approx 15-18 months.) 

All training will take place at the workplace via tutor led monthly sessions. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression within the business following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Opportunities to upskill with internal and external training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

Travel options - please ensure that your daily commute is suitable for you. You can check public transport options via

About the employer

Blacksmith Freight Services is a global logistics company, specialising in third party logistics (3PL), inventory management, customised fulfilment and flexible freight management to move products FASTER and SMARTER. Whether you need to store, pack, or dispatch – we’ll handle it all and everything in between. We are the largest independent freight forwarder located at Manchester Airport’s World Cargo Terminal, enabling our clients to benefit from a cost-effective and timely service where all customs paperwork, permits and duties are taken care of. We are focused on helping our clients grow their business, reach more customers and streamline their operations through fast, reliable and efficient logistics. Renowned for our outstanding personal service and experienced staff, we are able to develop the perfect logistic solutions to meet the needs of our clients across a variety of sectors.







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Training provider



Amy Cartwright


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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