NWT are offering a great opportunity for a candidate to take part in a Transport Planning Apprenticeship. The successful candidate will be introduced to the fast paced world of road and rail haulage, dealing with tasks like assisting the planning and co-ordinating transport/freight trains, liaising with drivers and customers to ensure efficient and cost-effective deliveries plus more.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 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 to Friday: 8am to 4pm (breaks to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assisting the planning and co-ordinating transport/freight trains
  • Liaising with drivers and customers to ensure efficient and cost-effective deliveries
  • Liaising with railheads to ensure containers are available for deliveries/collections
  • Liaising with in house workshop staff to ensure the fleet is kept compliant and vehicle breakdowns are kept to a minimum and resolved in a quick and timely manner
  • Pre-briefing all drivers to ensure they fully understand their instructions
  • De-briefing all drivers and collecting relevant paperwork including PODs

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Transport Planning Technician qualification upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.
  • The candidate will attend Leeds College on a two-week block release, three times a year. Travel expenses are covered.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, the candidate will have the experience to continue their career in transport.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

The vacancy is office based. In the second year of the apprenticeship Leeds College will take you on a one week European field trip to learn about how transport and logistics work overseas in comparison to the UK.

About the employer

Having served the region for over 50 years, NWT Group are South Yorkshire’s largest privately owned and most successful haulage contractors. Spanning the Sheffield and Rotherham boundary on a 6.5-acre site in Templeborough, our familiar blue and white liveried trucks are seen on motorways up and down the country.




Templeborough Depot

Sheffield Road


S9 1RT

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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

Apprenticeship standard

Transport planning technician

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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