International Freight Forwarding Specialist (IFFS) Apprentice OUTPACE LOGISTICS LIMITED

The successful candidate will be conscientious, meticulous, hardworking and understand the value and importance of teamwork. An amazing opportunity to kick start your Freight Forwarding career & earn a recognised and respected Advanced Apprenticeship logistics qualification and BIFA Customs Essentials qualification as part of the journey.

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting salary of between 15k and 18k depending on experience. This will be reviewed after 6 and 12 months and adjusted accordingly if the progression targets are met. We reward hard work!

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (40 hours per week). Working hours TBC. Additional hours may be required, with overtime paid at the standard hourly rate.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • An introduction to freight exports and imports
  • To arrange and manage collections, delivery bookings on behalf of clients
  • To keep clients and suppliers updated on progress of shipments
  • To learn and manage customs clearance and customs formalities for both import and export shipments
  • To learn document processing
  • To learn and understand incoterms within the Freight Forwarding sector
  • Work closely with clients, colleagues and third parties to ensure deadlines are met
  • Learn and maintain a good knowledge or relevant international legislation and other factors that could affect the movement of freight
  • To ensure a high level of customer service is given at all times
  • You will learn about either consolidation building, perishables or pharmaceuticals

The training you will be getting

The apprentice will be conducting 6 hours per week of training, that will allow them to work towards a Level 3 Qualification. The majority of the training will be conducted through online delivery.

Earn a recognised and respected Advanced International Freight Forwarding Specialist Apprenticeship logistics qualification and BIFA Customs Essentials qualification as part of your journey.

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This is an amazing opportunity to kick start your Freight Forwarding career.

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, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Listening skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

For 30 years we have been helping businesses to ship their products and parts, and individuals to transport household items, packages and parcels, to destinations across the globe, while also ensuring everyone has a safe and secure place to store whatever needs to be stored wherever they are in the world. We are friendly, approachable experts in our field. And primarily what makes us different is: Our commitment to support the apprenticeship experience. We are always here to offer advice and guidance and assist our apprentices (and customers!) throughout the shipping and warehousing process. We are looking for the right person for the role and although experience and qualifications can help, we hire people that fit rather than fill positions. We will offer serious career pathways and progression for the right candidate. Our depth of experience. Member of The Institute of Export (IOE), the British International Freight Association (BIFA), and The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA). As is required by a number of our professional memberships, and for peace of mind for our customers, we are a regulated and fully insured business. Beyond this, our customer care ethos follows a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude, often meaning that our working day extends into the working night.




Avonmouth Way


BS11 8DE

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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

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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