Business Administrator Apprentice DB Schenker

Are you looking for a challenge and ready to launch your career? VQ Solutions are looking for a conscientious individual to join DB Schenker as an Administration Assistant. DB Shenker is one of the leading transportation and logistics providers in the world. With over 140 years of experience and employing more than 76900 employees in the world. Duties Include: Prepare documentation for orders and deliveries as part of record keeping measures and evidence of transactions.

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9:00 am-5:30 pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Work with carriers, hauliers, overseas offices creating excellent working relationships
• Liaise with customers by taking telephone bookings / mails and informing on shipment status. If necessary deal with minor complaints
• Prepare documentation for orders and deliveries as part of record keeping measures and evidence of transactions.
• Prepare export shipments as per the Export Ops documents / procedures.
• Ensure compliance with customs duties, tariff international conventions and agreements
• Keep records of all shipping activities, documenting procedures, guidelines and changes in procedures for reference purposes
• Ensure all standard operating procedures are adhered to
• Maintain accurate data on our company systems 
• Create a safe working environment (safety is a priority in Schenker Ireland and globally)for yourself and other employees by adhering to safety measures to prevent accident’s that may arise during work
• Manage exception reporting and liaise directly with relevant departments and colleagues
• Take Responsibility for compliance with Customs regulations as part of customer booking’s
• Ensure operational compliance in addition to Schenker Ireland policies and procedures in areas such as H & S, Quality, Environmental, Data Protection, HR etc

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

You will work towards an Advanced level Business Administrator Apprenticeship delivered by VQ Solutions. You'll have a dedicated VQ Mentor and will also be supported internally by your manager. During this apprenticeship, you will develop a portfolio, attend online workshop sessions and have regular reviews. All apprenticeship work will be completed during working hours.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The majority of our apprentices are offered full-time employment upon the successful completion of their apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Be driven to succeed, Good time keeping, Enthusiastic


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

Things to consider

The employer has asked that providers do not contact them with CVs or other unsolicited correspondence. Any unwanted contact may be reported to the ESFA

About the employer

At DB Schenker, we’re committed to providing innovative supply chain solutions that challenge the status quo. As a global industry leader with more than 140 years of logistics experience, we’re proud to support industry and trade in the global exchange of goods. We have 2100 location around the world and more than 76900 employees worldwide.


DB Schenker


Woodroyd Industrial Estate

Dealburn Road

Low Moor

BD12 0RG

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Training provider



Alanna Brown

01423 740006

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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