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International Freight Forwarding Level 3 Apprenticeship FREIGHT SYSTEMS (UK) LTD

This programme is aimed at those working within International Freight Forwarding. Freight Forwarding Specialists are responsible for a variety of tasks on a daily basis such as shipment bookings, creating the appropriate documents, liaison with carriers, ports and handling agents, transport requirements, sales quotations & invoicing.

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Closing date: 30 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

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your Role:
The Air Logistics National Trucking team based in Manchester and London Heathrow Airports are providing a UK service to our customers whether collecting and delivering cargo to / from the airport Ground Handling Agents (GHA) for flight departures and arrivals, arranging Special dedicated Transport for urgent Express shipments or booking Temperature Controlled vehicles for pharmaceutical goods. Every day is busy with customer deadlines to meet but very rewarding and satisfying. Starting in Sept, our Air Logistics National Trucking Apprenticeship is a 18-month programme, combining practical on-the-job training with study towards the International Freight Forwarding Level 3 apprenticeship. You will work within a successful team while learning everything you need to know whilst supported by your peers, your managers, and the apprenticeship team.

Your Responsibilities:

  • To be committed member of National Transport, working collaboratively with physical operations
  • To deliver the shared aim of consistently excellent service delivery for our customers and colleagues
  • Truck route planning, volume utilisation, monitoring, customs compliance
  • Supplier Management, improving performance, time management
    Supporting our business vertical Sectors e.g. Pharmaceuticals plus much more

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

  • International Freight Forwarding Level 3
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of the international freight forwarding specialist apprenticeship standard.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 7) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 7) Desired

About the employer

We’re an International Freight Forwarding Company offering a multitude of services to meet your business needs. We believe in delivering logistical services on time. That’s why customers in over 30 countries around the world rely on our expertise to manage their day to day logistic needs. Established in 1988, we started out with a vision to deliver exceptional customer value with a zeal for service. This vision has helped us evolve and expand the business over the last 25 years. We have offices located in all the key markets across the world and enjoy a network of exclusive partnerships in every major city, port and hub. Our global presence ensures that our customers enjoy a seamless service experience everywhere, every time and in every country. Our extensive portfolio of services, rapidly increasing geographical coverage and systematic operations have helped us establish ourselves as one of the leading International Freight Forwarders in the world. At Freight Systems, customer experience will always be the heart of our operations. Our approach to work is simple - identify customer needs, provide timely solutions, measure customer satisfaction and improve the speed at which services are brought to the customer’s work place. We strive to achieve excellence for all our customer’s needs.







TW19 6BJ

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Apprenticeship standard

International freight forwarding specialist

Level 3 (A level)

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