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Freight Operations Assistant Apprenticeship UGL WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS LIMITED

UGL is a freight forwarding & logistics organisation providing a consistently high level of services to agents, private and commercial clients globally by air, sea & road. We want keen and detail-oriented individuals to join our close-knit team to learn about freight-forwarding & start their new career with us. We will support and help you grow.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting salary ranges from 13,000 to 18,000 depending on experience

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Arranging movement of full containers via sea / air / road (import and export)
  • Arranging movement of part loads via sea /air / road (import and export)
  • Arranging airfreight movements (import and export)
  • Import customs clearances (both ROW and European goods)
  • Export customs clearances (both ROW and European goods)
  • Assisting with quotation requests
  • Creating IPAFFS Cert / GVMS / T1
  • VGM declaration / arrangements
  • Learn to navigate the HMR&C tariff
  • Checking customs tariff classifications
  • Arranging release from shipping lines / carriers
  • Arranging full container and part load deliveries
  • Arranging warehouse goods movements
  • Arranging courier collections
  • Shipment tracking / monitoring
  • Set-up / request payments
  • Keeping storage files updated
  • Set up credit / supplier accounts
  • Creating job files on internal system
  • Raising customer invoices
  • Input of purchase invoices
  • Electronic filing of e-mails and documents via internal system
  • General related ad-hoc duties

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

  • The apprentice will be conducting 6 hours per week of training, that will allow them to work towards a Level 3 Qualification

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The apprentice will be working towards a revised renumeration package, upon the completion of the apprenticeship

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • As stated, there will be a salary review and potentially a full time & permanent position avaliable after 2 years for the right candidates

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Math and English (Grade Grade C (4) or above) Desired

About the employer

UNITED GLOBAL LOGISTICS is a privately owned independent freight forwarder, specialising in transporting freight all over the globe by air, sea and road. You can rely on our personal in-depth experience, resources and technology across the whole spectrum of operations in the forwarding and shipping industry. Shipping and forwarding is a service that heavily relies on personal skills and knowledge which can only be achieved by training and encouraging our staff to develop their talent to think outside the box to find cost efficient and clever solutions to logistical problems. We continuously strive to fulfill and exceed our customer’s expectations and demands be it a straight forward container shipment or a more complex multi modal transport by talking and listening to the customer’s requirements and problems and come up with suitable solutions. We pride ourselves on the personal touch that we at UGL Freight can offer.




Unit 2, Building 303

World Freight Terminal, Manchester Airport


M90 5UJ

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

International freight forwarding specialist

Level 3 (A level)

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