Transport Assistant Apprentice POUNDFIELD PRODUCTS LTD

The Transport Assistant Apprentice will assist the Transport Manager in the daily administration, planning and coordination of transport and logistics to support the team and optimise costs for the Company.

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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 6.00am - 3.00pm or 7.00am - 4.00pm with 1 hour lunch break (unpaid).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To promote the highest Health and Safety standards to ensure a safe working environment
  • To assist the Transport Manager plan / route deliveries to their geographical location in an efficient and cost-effective
  • To assist with Working Time Directive requirements and ensure driver infringements are monitored
  • To assist with ensuring vehicles are serviced, inspected, and maintained regularly
  • To assist in recording / reporting all damaged / returned loads
  • To assist in the utilisation of Poundfield lorries where possible through further loads
  • To assist with the recording / reporting of additional costs relating to waiting times, delays, and haulier issues
  • To ensure best customer service experience is provided to all customers
  • To assist with keeping customers and Poundfield’s sales team up to date with any changes to delivers (late deliveries, changes in dates etc)
  • To assist with recording of transport holiday requests, sickness, and unauthorised absence
  • To complete all duties to the best of your ability, meeting required deadlines
  • To perform all other reasonable duties as requested by the Transport Manager
  • To understand and be aware of the Company’s Quality Systems
  • To always adhere to Company practices and procedures
  • To develop sound working relationships with all personnel and departments of the Company
  • To maintain the confidentiality of all Company information
  • To ensure the promotion at all times of a professional Company and personal image

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

  • Business Administration Level 3 qualification
  • Functional skills Maths and English Level 2 to be taken if an equivalent grade is not held

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Could lead to progression and other roles within the Company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Punctual, Reliable, Honest


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

Things to consider

You will be working on a concrete manufacturing site inside and outside, offices, portacabins and large sheds. There will be a certain amount of machinery and transport noise. You need to be able to drive to work as Poundfield’s location is in the country and does not have a public transport route.

About the employer

Poundfield Precast are a precast concrete manufacturer specialising in retaining walls, beam & block flooring, and bespoke precast concrete projects. We offer a nationwide coverage and operate from two locations in east Anglia and the Northwest. We are part of the SIGMA Precast Products Group (PPG).








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Training provider



The Apprenticeship Team

01284 788005

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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