International Freight Forwarding Apprentice DACHSER LIMITED

As International Freight Forwarding Apprentice, you will work as part of the operations who are responsible for the movement of goods from other countries, ensuring the transit and delivery is made on time. You will liaise regularly with overseas offices, partners or agents, and you will be responsible for arranging and completing all paperwork.

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Closing date: 15 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual salary: £18,000 increasing by £750 after each 6 months of the apprenticeship is completed. Salary on completion will be £21,000 per annum

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (a rotating shift with earlies and lates). Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    07 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The successful candidate will be supported by:

  • Carry out the full coordination of the movement of freight
  • Completion of all associated freight documentation
  • Completion of customs declarations
  • To work with the customer to provide the best service available within the time constraints provided
  • To create a relationship with customers and suppliers
  • Liaise by telephone / email / with shipping lines / customers and other departments and suppliers
  • General administration duties
  • Support the business with any additional tasks as required
  • Maintain a team-oriented atmosphere

Desired skills:

  • Some experience of computer packages like MS Office (Outlook / Excel / Word etc.) would be advantageous but not essential
  • Takes an organised and methodical approach
  • Excellent approachable face to face and phone manner
  • Good attention to detail
  • Personal qualities
  • Positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Punctual
  • Hunger and desire to achieve and be the best you can be

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 International Freight Forwarding Specialist Apprenticeship standard qualification
  • Functional skills in maths and English if required
  • On and off-the-job training and location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, there may be the opportunity for further education or a full-time role within the business if you prove to be the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Vibrant, Willing to learn, Positive attitude, Punctual


A Level or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A-D) Essential

About the employer

Dachser is a global logistics business looking for talented individuals who want to develop knowledge and skills in a company that recognises and rewards hard work and commitment. The Dachser apprenticeship programme is unique in respect of how you learn the industry. You will have the benefit of working on a rotation through every department to ensure you have a full understanding of the logistics process and a guaranteed role with us at the end of your learning journey.




Rochdale Logistics Centre George Stephenson Avenue

Kingsway Business Park


OL16 4UP

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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


Louise Spring


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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