Export Administration Apprentice PRIMA CHEESE LTD

We are seeking a highly organised, detail orientated individual to join our dynamic export team. The successful candidate will be responsible for raising orders and invoices, liaising with internal departments and freight forwarders whilst maintaining quality and accuracy when arranging and completing export documentation.

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Closing date: 26 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00

    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

    08:45 - 17:00, Monday to Thursday. 09:00 - 16:00, Friday. 30 minute unpaid dinner break.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    23 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000253115

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Prima Cheese is a multi-award-winning cheese processing company with a 28-year heritage. It is one of the biggest cheese suppliers of foodservice and food manufacturing within the UK and exports their product to over 55 countries worldwide.

As an Export Administration Apprentice at Prima Cheese, your role is to ensure a smooth and timely operation, from order taking with customers to ensuring finished goods are loaded on time. With a state-of-the-art factory, we are dedicated to quality and innovation and are recognised as cheese experts on a global scale. 

We are seeking a highly organised and detail orientated individual to join our dynamic export team. The successful candidate will be responsible for raising orders and invoices, liaising with internal departments and freight forwarders whilst maintaining quality and accuracy when arranging and completing export documentation. The ideal candidate should possess the ability to work independently and manage their own workload.  

Your duties will include: 

  • Liaising with internal departments to ensure a smooth and timely operation to ensure finished goods are ready on time to meet loading schedules.
  • Raising orders and invoices on internal database and SAGE200.
  • Working closely with freight forwarders to arrange shipping and haulage.
  • Working closely with freight forwarders to arrange shipping and haulage.
  • Overseeing the loading of overseas orders in all conditions.
  • Problem solving to ensure problem resolution for customers and delivering excellent customer service.
  • Maintaining quality service by establishing and enforcing organisation standards.
  • Contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. 

You will be fully trained on how to arrange all aspects related to export orders and on how to complete export documentation correctly with a view to developing into an integral part of the Export team.

The training you will be getting

  • The candidate will complete and receive a Business Administrator Level 3 apprenticeship qualification based around and focused on Export Administration.
  • Internal training in line with departmental requirements. Health and Safety and Manual Handling and policy training.
  • The learning will be work based and on site for a 40-hour working week incorporating 6 hours a week being used to complete college work ready for the end point assessment.
  • Combination of Teams sessions and in person sessions at Prima Cheese with the trainer assessor.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • After successfully completing the apprenticeship, the view is to become a full time Export Coordinator and be a fundamental part of a strong team. From there, there will be opportunities to progress within the department or wider company.
  • In the long term within the Export Department, there would possibly be the career path of progressing to supervisory and then manager levels.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Orders will be loaded onto the containers in all weather conditions – we provide high visibility coats etc.

About the employer

Prima Cheese is a multi-award-winning cheese processing company with a 28-year heritage. It is a family-owned business, employing nearly 200 people and operates only within B2B markets where it has gained a reputation for quality, consistency and service. It is one of the biggest cheese suppliers of foodservice and food manufacturing within the UK and exports their product to over 55 countries worldwide. With both domestic and international business, the company continues to grow and is looking to expand their team.

Employer

PRIMA CHEESE LTD

Address

13 PARTNERSHIP COURT

SEAHAM GRANGE IND EST

SEAHAM

SR7 0PX

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Training

Training provider

CITY OF SUNDERLAND COLLEGE

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

Contact

Sophie Gray

sophie.gray@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk

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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