Export Administration Apprentice PRIMA CHEESE LTD

Prima Cheese Ltd, a growing international business repeatedly recognised for its innovation and business acumen, is offering a dynamic apprenticeship opportunity in their Export Department. As an Export Administration Apprentice, you'll play a vital role in ensuring the smooth and timely operation of their export processes.

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Closing date: 29 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 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

The following lists the Key Areas for which you are responsible and accountable. These are not exhaustive, and your support is required in developing your Job Description and role as the position progresses. Firm Contribution • To make the fullest contribution to the Company at large. • To be supportive of colleagues and participate in the Firm’s initiatives and events. • To improve your job role through consistent improvements and suggestions for your role and the department as a whole. • To ensure communication is valid throughout the company network and information given is factual. Role Specific • Liaising with internal departments to ensure a smooth and timely operation to ensure finished goods are ready on time to meet loading schedules. • Raising orders and invoices on internal database and SAGE200. • Working closely with freight forwarders to arrange shipping and haulage. • Arranging and completing export documentation accurately and in a timely manner. • Ensuring systems are up to date and databases are filled in correctly. • Overseeing the loading of overseas orders in all conditions. • Problem solving to ensure problem resolution for customers and delivering excellent customer service. • Maintaining quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards. • Contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. • Candidate will be fully trained on how to arrange all aspects related to export orders and on how to complete export documentation correctly with a view to developing into an integral part of the Export Team. Client Care • To ensure the highest possible levels of customer and supplier care are delivered thereby ensuring excellent levels of customer satisfaction and repeat business. Confidentiality • Protection of confidential information is a fundamental feature of your relationship with customers, suppliers, and the Company. It exists as a concept both as a matter of law and as a matter of conduct. Compliance • To be aware of your responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and ensure safe working practices are always followed. • To demonstrate technical ability appropriate to the role. • To demonstrate an understanding of the professional and statutory requirements within which the Company operates. Teamwork • To contribute to the department generally, taking an active part in meetings.

The training you will be getting

You will be training against the full Business Administrator standard with the goal to achieve a Level 3 in Business Administration. All training will take place at the employer’s premises.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to progress to the full-time position of Export Coordinator, with subsequent opportunities for advancement within the department or across the broader company. In the long term, there are likely opportunities to progress to supervisor and then manager levels.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Ability to work under pressure, Cultural awareness, Detail orientated, Excellent communication skills, Good IT skills, Highly organised, Manage own workload, Team player, Work independently


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

About the employer

Prima Cheese is a rapidly expanding food production company rooted in a robust and proud family heritage. While our primary focus lies in Pizza Cheese, which serves as our core business, we have diversified our offerings to include a range of other dairy products, catering primarily to the foodservice and food manufacturing markets.




13 Partnership Court,

Seaham Grange Industrial Estate,



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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

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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