Apprentice Import Operations Coordinator CARGO MARKETING SERVICES LIMITED

We are after a dynamic person to support with creating bookings for imports from all around the world and processing the documentation required to fulfil the customers shipping requirements.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Paid monthly (25th) and on the Friday before if this date fall on a weekend.

    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 9am - 5:15pm with 1 hour unpaid lunch

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for a confident, commercially minded, energetic individual who is wanting a dynamic, hardworking role in our vibrant import operations department.

Main duties are:

  • Provide quotations to our customers using our freight system software
  • Take bookings and process the documentation Raise sales invoices and enter subsequent cost estimates on to the freight system
  • Finalising/closure of files and profits
  • Check and authorise supplier invoices to be processed in our accounts department
  • Dealing with incoming calls along with solving any customer queries

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

Business Administrator Level 3 Standard.

Functional skills in maths and English at level 2 if required.

* Internal training will be provided on transport and freight.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progress through the imports department to become multi skilled from the start to end of the operational process. As the company keeps growing there will be opportunities to further training and experience to increased levels of responsibilities.

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, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Friendly and approachable, Reliable, Hard working, Enthusiastic, Motivated, Excellent timekeeping


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

Things to consider

This apprenticeship may incorporates day release at one of our campuses for functional skills classes and for training on specialist skills and knowledge Applicants must be aware that they will be required to attend an Information Advice and Guidance session at one of our Campuses (Tamworth, Lichfield, Cannock Chase Skills and Innovation Centre, or Rodbaston) in order to progress further in this vacancy. During the session, candidates must complete baseline assessments and will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding the qualification.

About the employer

Cargo Marketing Services Ltd, founded in 1982. which operates in the International transport agents industry. It also operates in the Forwarding agents, airport industries. which operates in the International transport agents industry. It also operates in the Forwarding agents, airport industries.




Ocean House

Marston Park


B78 3HU

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Training provider



Apprenticeship Team


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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