Apprentice Transport Administrator WS Specialist Logistics

WS Specialist Logistics are searching for an apprentice to assist with general office administration, route planning and customs clearance. You will be trained and supported, learning about the wider business, with opportunity to work in different departments, with a varied and interesting workload.

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Closing date: 02 Jun 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 08.30 – 17.30, with some flexibility over start/finish time.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    13 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

WS Specialist Logistics have a great opportunity for an apprentice to join our team in Immingham. As an Apprentice, you will play a crucial role in supporting our operations by assisting in, planning workloads, providing excellent customer service, and handling general administrative tasks. This apprenticeship offers an exciting opportunity to gain hands on experience, and specialist knowledge of the transport industry.

Key Responsibilities:

· Serve as a point of contact for customer enquiries.

· Assist with general administrative tasks such as customs clearance, data entry, filing, and document management.

· Support with planning routes to ensure timely and efficient delivery of goods.

· Ensuring ongoing communication between drivers, customers and depots.

· Prepare and maintain transportation-related records, including driver logs and delivery schedules.

· All other associated duties as required


· Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.

· Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

· Proficiency in basic computer applications, including Microsoft Office.

· Attention to detail and accuracy in handling administrative tasks.

· Ability to work effectively in a team environment and collaborate with colleagues.

· Willingness to learn and adapt to new challenges in the transportation industry.

· Enthusiasm for pursuing a career in transport logistics and operations.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Business Administrator

A bespoke programme of practical, technical and vocational learning

Functional Skills in maths and English (if applicable)

Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

WS Specialist Logistics are offering this position with a view to the role becoming permanent for the right candidate, with opportunity for internal progression. A professional and career-driven individual would flourish in this role. We are committed to investing bespoke industry training and with our wealth of industry knowledge, the right candidate will have a career for li

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Excellent telephone manner, Ambitious


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/ C) Essential

Things to consider

WS Specialist Logistics is based on Kiln Lane Trading Estate in Stallingborough. Please check the location and ensure you would be able to travel to work on a daily basis.

About the employer

WS Specialist Logistics Ltd is a pioneering company leading the way in transportation services for the construction industry. Founded in April 2014 by William Stobart and his son Edward Stobart, WS Specialist Logistics has quickly established itself as a dynamic force in the sector. Directed by industry experts. At WS Specialist Logistics, we pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation, safety, and efficiency. Our dedication to pushing boundaries has led to a step change in these sectors, setting new standards for excellence. From flatbed transport to specialist lifting services, we offer a diverse range of logistics solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our impressive portfolio includes some of the UK's and Europe's most renowned blue-chip brands, as well as numerous UK SMEs. Joining our team means becoming part of a company that values collaboration and partnership, working closely with clients to deliver outstanding service and tailored transport solutions. Customer service is at the heart of everything we do. With a dedicated 24/7 customer service department based at our Head Office in Runcorn, our team ensures that both drivers and clients receive the support they need, whenever they need it. Our real-time ETA boards provide clients with peace of mind, allowing them to track their deliveries with ease. Technology is central to our operations at WS Specialist Logistics. We've invested in cutting-edge IT systems, including GPS tracking and central planning, to streamline our processes and enhance efficiency. Our commitment to innovation extends to driver training and development, with industry-leading standards of induction and CPC courses ensuring that our team members are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to excel. Join us at WS Specialist Logistics and be part of a company that values its people and fosters a culture of growth and development. With opportunities for advancement and a supportive work environment, we're committed to helping you reach your full potential in your logistics career.


WS Specialist Logistics


Kiln Lane Trading Estate



DN41 8DY

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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


Grimsby Institute Apprenticeship Team

0800 012 6656

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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