Apprentice Transport Planner/Transport Administrator BERTSCHI

Bertschi are looking to appoint an Apprentice Transport Planner to join their team in the planning department of their prestigious facility. The successful candidate will be given ongoing coaching and training in all aspects of their transport operations, ultimately becoming responsible for ensuring loads and deliveries are processed correctly.

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Closing date: 17 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Attractive rates of pay, with terms and conditions to be discussed at the interview stage.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, with hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Some of the duties include:

  • Working with the transport IT system
  • Liaising with the planning, shipping and customer service teams
  • Communicating with external customers 
  • Assisting with customs formalities in this post-Brexit era
  • Assisting in the planning and routing of Bulk liquid and bulk plastics in tanks and bulk boxes throughout the UK
  • Responding to emails in a timely manner
  • Dealing with customers / drivers / shipping lines
  • Liaise with the Swiss HQ
  • Complete paperwork, and general admin duties
  • Work as part of a team and on an individual basis
  • Ensure compliance and safety standards are met and upheld in all day-to-day operations

All duties in relation to the routing of HGV vehicles, HGV drivers' hours/tachograph regulations and compliance will be included in the training programme.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Business Administration at Stockton Riverside College
  • Functional skills Maths and English, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Career progression within the group is encouraged with opportunities put forward for those who want to succeed.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Interpersonal skills, Able to work independently, Proficient in IT programmes, Willing to learn


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

Things to consider

Attractive benefits including: 28 days holiday including UK bank holidays, Company pension scheme, An excellent health scheme which includes: Cash back for treatments and prescriptions, Health and wellbeing services (including an online private GP service and face to face counselling), Private health insurance, Retail reward scheme (cashback and discounts).

About the employer

Bertschi UK are part of the Bertschi Group, a Swiss family owned business with headquarters in Switzerland. With over 3,000 employees, 1,000 trucks and 42,800 containers we have 79 subsidiaries and a presence in 38 countries worldwide. We are a global service provider specialising in providing logistics services for liquids and solid bulk products for the chemical industry, setting the benchmark in safety, innovation, service quality, and sustainability. Bertschi prides itself on being an inclusive and diverse workplace.




Middlesbrough Road East



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Anna Harper

07436 795883

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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