Freight Forwarding Logistics Apprentice EXPEDITORS INTERNATIONAL (UK) LIMITED

Expeditors International are now recruiting for a freight forwarding apprentice to join their busy team in Manchester. The successful candidate will support in ensuring timely and accurate movement of freight and information, while providing exceptional customer service. This opportunity is ideal for someone looking to kick start their career.

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Closing date: 29 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm – one hour lunch.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Air, Ocean, Tracson roles:

  • Ensure smooth and timely freight process flow.
  • Ensure accurate and timely data entry into our operational system
  • Track and Trace Files and reporting
  • Use both export and import dashboards timely
  • Ensure accurate and timely billing
  • Ensure delivery of freight and timely clearance when applicable
  • Interact with our customers in arranging their shipments, meeting customer service standards
  • Contribute to maintain good relationships and good customer service, with customers and suppliers
  • Meet compliance at all times to regulations internal and external in accordance with government regulations
  • Understand department process flow, and look for best practices to improve operational efficiency and productivity

Customs Brokerage role:

  • Accurate and timely data entry through Expeditors software
  • Receive & prepare Customs Declarations documents
  • Update clearance status in a timely manner to customers
  • Adherence to procedures and productivity standards and ensure smooth flow of
  • Continuous self-development by attending training classes and accumulate required number of training hours

Personal Development:

  • Meets company standards of 52 hours training per year per employee
  • Keep on track with all Apprenticeship assignments
  • Attend training classes when required
  • Complete mandatory training when required

The training you will be getting

  • On the job training delivered by the employer
    Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment
  • For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and mathematics minimum requirement is Entry Level 3
  • Allocation of an apprenticeship delivery coach who will carry out regular training
  • Assessment and support visits to ensure you acquire new learning, knowledge skills and behaviours in order to progress and develop
    Identify, track and support 6 hours off the job training activities
    Quarterly formal progress review meetings, identifying learning achievements and next steps

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme there are opportunities for continued professional development, advancement to agent role and beyond

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Enthusiastic, Positive attitude


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English (Grade A*-C/ 4-9) Essential

About the employer

Expeditors is a Fortune 500 global logistics company offering highly optimised and customised supply chain solutions. We are a service based company offering a highly flexible approach to supply chain management. At the core of our cultural philosophy is a mission to exceed customers’ expectations through excellence in our service. We offer apprenticeships in International Trade and Logistics. Through this apprenticeship you will gain a rounded understanding of the freight forwarding industry setting you up for a long lasting career.




Unit 2, 62 Mosley Road

Trafford Park


M17 1NB

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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


Kayleigh Byner


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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