International Logistics Administrator Apprentice DSV Road Limited

To learn and understand the key elements of Freight Forwarding and Ocean Product within DSV. Using the knowledge gained from your industry recognised apprenticeship and your practical working experience gained, you will use this to become an accomplished Freight Forwarder and become an integral part of DSV’s operation and journey forward.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts TBC. e.g., 9.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Some of the Key Tasks of an Ocean Product Freight Forwarder:

You will be given training and support to enable you to be fully proficient in the below:

  • Communication with required network and carrier partners
    Coordination of problem-solving and supporting escalations when required
  • Working closely with the DSV FCL transport team in monitoring performance
  • Working as part of the FCL/LCL product team delivering key information to the business and ensuring all communication platforms are kept up to date
  • Checking shipping line quote platforms for market developments to measure impact and monitor trends
  • Support uploading of tariffs into DSV Pricing Tools
  • Monitoring fuel prices and impact on tariffs
  • General administrative duties and issuing quotations where necessary

Skills and Requirements:

  • Excellent problem solving, planning and organising skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong administrative and customer service skills
  • Ability to work under pressure using own initiative
  • Proficient in Microsoft Products (Excel/Word/Outlook)


Earn whilst you learn - you will receive a competitive salary and receive training and guidance from experienced professionals in the industry whilst completing an industry recognised apprenticeship.

Become part of a company that invests in you. If you show the desire to learn and the work ethic to progress, there will always be opportunities within DSV.

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

  • Level 3 International Freight Forwarding Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required
  • Completion of the professional accounting or tax technician apprenticeship may lead to the candidate receiving credits towards the completion of the Professional accountant or tax apprenticeship or chartered Accountancy or taxation qualifications provided by the relevant professional bodies
  • Completion of the professional accounting or tax technician apprenticeship may also result in credits being awarded towards relevant undergraduate degree programmes

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

If you show the desire to learn and the work ethic to progress, there will always be opportunities within DSV.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Ability to work under pressure, Willingness to learn, Hunger and desire to achieve, Punctual


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 9-2) Desired

Things to consider

Important: You must have proof or right to work in the UK. Be within easy access of the location Be prepared to study for the apprenticeship in addition to the job role. Access to the company discount voucher scheme offering discounts on high street brands, cinemas, restaurants and mobile networks.

About the employer

Customer statement: We offer our customers global and competitive transport and logistics services of a consistent high quality. Growth: We actively pursue profitable growth balanced between a solid above market organic growth and an active acquisition approach. Operational Excellence: Operational excellence in our business processes is crucial in order to operate with the highest productivity, enabling us to be competitive and deliver timely and high quality services to our customers. People: We strive to attract, motivate and retain talented people by offering responsibility, empowerment and growth opportunities. We treasure sound business acumen and work together as a global family to move the business forward.


DSV Road Limited


Foxs Marina

The Strand



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Training provider



Louise Spring

Apprenticeship standard

International freight forwarding specialist

Level 3 (A level)

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