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Freight Forwarding Apprentice KEDAN LOGISTICS LTD

Kedan Logistics are looking for a Freight Forwarding Apprentice to join their busy team. The successful applicant will be given opportunities to learn about all aspects of the business. This will include experience with air, sea and road freight in both import and export scenarios.

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Closing date: 11 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm, including a 1-hour lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Kedan Logistics are looking for a Freight Forwarding Apprentice to join their busy team. The successful applicant will be given opportunities to learn about all aspects of the business. This will include experience with air, sea and road freight in both import and export scenarios. 

Duties to include:

  • Booking in new jobs
  • Arranging customs clearances
  • Gathering and comparing prices from suppliers
  • Providing quotations to customers
  • Arranging deliveries
  • Physical and digital filing progressing
  • Learning all aspects of freight forwarding

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

Level 3 International Freight Forwarding Specialist standard:

The apprenticeship programme design will be built around the standard and individual apprentice and employer needs. This will consist of:

  • A fully embedded induction programme delivered by the employer and Seetec Outsource Training and Skills
  • An initial assessment of your skills, knowledge and behaviours in order to develop and enhance your career and personal progression
  • In line with the with functional skills requirements set by the standard, (where applicable), we will analyse and continuously develop English and Mathematics
  • 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
  • Individual learning plan - this will be used as part of a professional discussion during your reflective progress review meeting and track the 20% off the job training progress
  • A journey of learning activities over the length of the apprenticeship programme
  • Access to on-line learning and an e-portfolio where you will be able to gather evidence to demonstrate your performance ensuring your apprenticeship - this evidence can be used to towards your end point assessment

End point assessment - this takes place at the end of the apprenticeship to ensure you have developed the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for the job role. This may consist of at least 3-4 of the below activities:

  • Professional discussion
  • Observation
  • Portfolio of evidence, apprentice showcase
  • Research project
  • Multi-choice knowledge test
  • Work based project
  • Presentation
  • Competency based interview

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential for further progression within the operations team and potential opportunities to undertake further qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Professional attitude, Enthusiastic, Motivated


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

Things to consider

Vacancies are subject to close at any time subject to volume of applications.

About the employer

Established in 2005 by Keith Borroughs and Danny Soall, we are an international Freight Forwarding and Logistics Company based at the Port of Felixstowe. We offer Worldwide services for Import, Export, and cross trade shipments, by Air, Sea or Road. We are directly linked to all major AIR and SEA ports in the UK and our experienced Customs Clearance team can deal with shipments arriving or departing with speed and efficiency. Our warehouse located close to the Port of Felixstowe means we can offer our customers a full cargo handling service including order picking and fulfilment. UK and European road transport is handled by our own and approved sub-contractor vehicles. We also achieved full customs and security AEO status in 2016, confirming our commitment to compliance and professionalism. Kedan are members of the British International Freight Association (No.2512) and trade under their terms and conditions.






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Training provider



Apprenticeship Recruitment Team


Apprenticeship standard

International freight forwarding specialist

Level 3 (A level)

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