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Sea Freight Operations Apprentice TPS Global Logistics

We are now recruiting for a Sea Freight Operations Apprentice to strengthen our team. Alongside internal training you you will obtain the International Freight Forwarder Specialist Level 3 qualification with Sea Freight as the pathway route. This will give you all the knowledge, skills and behaviours that will support your career development.

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Closing date: 14 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage to be increased after successfully completing a 3 month probation. Company pension, Company events, Cycle to work scheme, Employee discounts, Gym membership, On-site parking.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm with half an hour lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Reporting directly to the Sea Freight Manager this role will be varied and will include the following duties:

  • Developing core relationships with clients, ensuring a high level of customer service at all times
  • Keeping up-to-date records of shipments / consignments
  • Managing aspects of Sea import and export shipments
  • Learning and processing detailed import / export customs clearance procedures
  • Keeping customers updated at all times on their consignment movements
  • Liaising with customers, HMRC and external partners in regards to required documentation
  • Booking shipments with shipping lines
  • Learn and gain a thorough understanding of HMRC regulations
  • Inform management of any client / shipment issues
  • Learn how to invoice and set costs
  • Spend some time in other internal departments to gain a full understanding of the company operations
  • General office administration tasks to support as required

Our award winning apprentice scheme is now in it’s 14th year and always seek to progress and develop our apprentices within the company. Our 1st apprentice is now our Air Freight and European Director and a number of our managerial positions are held by previous apprentices so we understand how to develop an apprentice into a valuable full-time employee.

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

Level 3 International Freight Forwarding Specialist apprenticeship standard. Sea Freight pathway.

  • 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

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We as a company are fully committed to apprentices development and upon successfully completing the apprenticeship and proving themselves in the role we would most definitely be looking to progress them further.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Motivated & committed


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade Grade A*-C/ 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent any three subjects (Grade Grade A*-C/ 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

Company pension, Company events, Cycle to work scheme, Employee discounts, Gym membership, On-site parking.

About the employer

TPS Global Logistics are an established and award-winning logistics service provider. Our services include Air, Sea, Road and Rail Freight, warehousing and fulfilment, UK & European transport and next day courier services. We support our customers with professional advice on all aspects of European and International freight, logistics and customs procedures. We understand the importance of our customers products and brand reputation and find them the best fulfilment & delivery solutions, tailored to their deadlines and budget.


TPS Global Logistics


Unit 2 Larkfield Mill

Bellingham Way


ME20 6SQ

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Training provider



Seetec Outsource Training and Skills


Apprenticeship standard

International freight forwarding specialist

Level 3 (A level)

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