Apprentice Freight Forwarder Geodis FF United Kingdom Ltd

Working as part of the Operations team based in London office, the Apprentice Forwarder will be responsible for the delivery of an effective and efficient service to the business and to the Operations Department.

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Closing date: 21 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 to Friday 9am to 5.30pm, 1 hour lunch.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    22 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

·       Provide admin and operational support to Operational Department, allowing Supervisor to pass operational work back to branch.

·       Work closely with internal and external customers

·       Use of Next Gen/MS office as requested

·       Invoicing and job costing

·       Customs Entries

·       Assist in all aspects of the operation where/when required

·       Focus on customer service 

  • Regular customer communication/meetings and business reviews
  • Ensure all reports including internal and customer-specific are completed within the deadline
  • Resolve 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

The training you will be getting

  • International freight forwarding specialist Level 3
  • 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, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths + English (Grade Minimum Grade C or 4) Essential

About the employer

GEODIS Freight Forwarding UK Ltd supplies and combines freight services, information management and added value into integrated solutions. As part of the GEODIS Group, GEODIS Freight Forwarding 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

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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