Customs and Logistics Apprentice ALCALINE UK LTD

Working in a fast-paced industry, you will be liaising with our customers and drivers via telephone, SMS messages and email systems. The role involves being confident, outgoing and responsible. Being able to work as part of a team is very important, as you will be in an open-plan office environment.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 - Friday, 8.00am - 4.30pm (this includes a half hour lunch break) 8.30am - 11.30am on Saturday mornings. Total hours per week: 40.00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    26 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your main duties and responsiblities will include:

  • Raising RPA Datasheets
  • Checking Customs Documents
  • Liaison between Office Staff and CCC (EORI UK)
  • Assisting Office Staff with some tasks pertaining to Customs formalities and documentation
  • Assisting the Traffic desk where required with messaging and answering phone calls
  • Updating customer portals
  • Data entry in GOV website GMR entry
  • Updating bespoke groupage sheets & worksheets
  • Any additional tasks as required by the Ops/General Manager

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

  • Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Could lead to a permanent position 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Logical


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C/Level 2 Functional Skills) Essential

Things to consider

Due to the location, must make sure you can get there ok.

About the employer

We are a well established International Haulage company offering services throughout Europe. Alcaline was founded in 1993 in Kent. We are fully accredited with ISO9001. Our specialist areas are Italy and the Netherlands where we have several daily departures with full or groupage loads. Other countries where we operate successfully with established partners are Eastern France, Belgium, Germany and we are now developing the markets of Austria, Switzerland and Poland. The office base of Alcaline is made up of Italy, Eede in the Netherlands and Ashford in the UK. Our modern operation which we constantly upgrade, provides the tracking and overall service our customers demand, who include several Blue Chip and Automotive organisations.







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Training provider



Blue Vinall

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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