Business Administrator Apprentice - Freight Forwarding Department UNIPAC SHIPPING (UK) LTD

You will be involved in all aspects of moving cargo around the world giving you the knowledge and skills required to forge a long-term career in the varied field of logistics. You will be working in the operations department of a worldwide freight forwarding company at the heart of the control centre.

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Closing date: 22 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. 9.00am – 5.30pm. 1 hour for lunch (unpaid). Holiday entitlement - 20 days plus Bank Holidays per year.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A great opportunity to work in the Operations department of a worldwide Freight Forwarding company. It doesn’t take long to settle in, become a member of the team and be familiar with the operation.

Main Duties:

  • You will be working with our customers, our transport suppliers – hauliers, shipping lines and airlines.
  • You will be involved in working with transport suppliers, overseas partners, and HM Customs.
  • Training will be provided so that you can work other roles to assist team members.
  • You are expected to provide excellent customer service.
  • Organise and manage shipping via air, sea, and road freight for both import and exports.
  • Supervise and manage courier service and customs clearance.
  • Negotiating contracts and transportation costs.
  • Checking and organising documents to conform to customs and insurance requirements.
  • Organising insurance and processing claims.
  • Handling client payments and invoices.
  • Managing inventory.
  • Using technology to arrange live tracking of goods.

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

  • Business Administrator Level 3 Standard.
  • On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Regular work-based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential for full time employment for the right candidate.
  • Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions.
  • The qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment.
  • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies.
  • Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities, and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Enthusiastic, Good time management, Good telephone manner, Able to multi-task, Punctual, Presentable


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Interview - We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date. Reality Check - You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work daily whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid. Travel Information - Walking distance from Staplehurst rail station on the Ashford – Tonbridge line. Walking distance from Bus stop - Number 5, Maidstone to Sandhurst service. Parking is available.

About the employer

Unipac Shipping UK is an international freight forwarding company, established since 1993. We are a customer focused organization that provides excellent service to our worldwide clients. Unipac Shipping handles air, sea and road freight import and exports; courier service and customs clearance.







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Training provider



Kent Training and Apprenticeships Business Support Team


0800 731 4297

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This employer has requested all applicants to apply through Kent Training and Apprenticeships online application system. Therefore, to apply for this position, please click on the link below and follow the online instructions.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 22 Jun 2023