Freight Forwarding Apprentice - Gateway Geodis FF United Kingdom Ltd

Geodis are recruiting within our Gateway team to provide a fabulous position full of variety & challenge to support our Freight Forwarding network in the UK and globally. To ensure adherence to the CAA, TAPA and physical security regulations. This is a great opportunity to gain a recognised level 3 qualification in International Freight Forwarding.

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Closing date: 20 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, there is a salary increase and again on 1 year anniversary of employment.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm with 1 hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    17 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Freight Forwarding Activities:

  • Operations activities mainly connect to Air and Road freight movement
  • Working closely with internal and external customers
  • Use of Cargowise operations system
  • Invoicing and job costing
  • Customs entries
  • Assist in all aspects of the operation where / when required
  • Focus on customer service
  • Regular customer communication and involvement in meetings and business reviews
  • Ensuring all reports including internal and customer specific are completed within the deadline
  • Resolving queries from customers and suppliers
  • Operate within companies QA system
  • Any other tasks as directed by their Supervisor or Line Manager
  • Admin as required
  • Ensure Best Practice models are adopted throughout the department
  • All other tasks as requested by management within reasonable scope of the role / department responsibilities or UK Operation

Specific Gateway Department Activities:

  • Raise Air Import / Export records and other documentation in relevant company systems 
  • Manage the flow of consignments departing and arriving our facility
  • Co-ordinate vehicles collecting from and delivering to the airlines
  • Co-ordinating requirements linked to securing Airline space and rate negotiation
  • Consignment status checks with airline and reporting requirements
  • Completing export customs entries
  • Costing activities
  • Planning aircraft loads

The training you will be getting

International Freight Forwarding Specialist Level 3 - Ocean pathway qualification.

  • 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 will be opportunities to further develop your career with Geodis.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Ability to work to deadlines, Enthusiastic


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

About the employer

GEODIS Freight Forwarding United Kingdom Ltd supplies and combines freight services, information management and added value into integrated solutions. As part of the GEODIS Group, GEODIS FF United Kingdom Ltd supports Geodis’ capacity to offer customers one partner to solve their supply chain challenges worldwide. It has revenues of 2 billion euro’s and more than 5000 employees working in 45 countries around the world.


Geodis FF United Kingdom Ltd


145 Faggs Road



TW14 0LZ

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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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