Apprentice Freight Forwarder Cardinal Global Logistics

Are you looking to start your career in International Freight Forwarding? This apprenticeship could be the first step for you! Accountable to the Operations Manager ensuring that procedures are followed, profits are maximised, and trade is developed.

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Closing date: 20 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm (1 hour lunch)

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Support both Air & Ocean Departments
  • Seek, develop and secure new opportunities from existing business
  • Maintain and monitor service expectations of existing and key accounts
  • Support external sales force
  • Management of business from inception to completion
  • Select appropriate airlines and carriers to maximise freight profits
  • Manage your own time to best efficiency for the business
  • Raise and follow up quotations to clients and agents

The training you will be getting

  • International Freight Forwarding Specialist Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Fulltime employment with career pathways available within a large supply chain operation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade C/4) Essential

About the employer

The Cardinal Partnership is a partnership in name and nature. We’re the largest employee-owned logistics company in the world and home to two cherished brands, Cardinal Global Logistics and Far Logistics. By joining our team, you share in the success of both. People have always been at the heart of what we do, and we have an entrepreneurial spirit that has seen us grow from a £15,000 investment to an industry leader. It’s a trajectory that has seen us win awards and make headlines in national news. As for our day-to-day, we manage and support supply chains all over the world. Our services include: Air freight Road freight Ocean freight Freight insurance Customs support Warehousing E-commerce fulfilment


Cardinal Global Logistics


Unit 20, Littleton House

Littleton Road


TW15 1UU

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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


Diane Ridgley


Apprenticeship standard

International freight forwarding specialist

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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