Air Logistics National Trucking Apprentice Kuehne+Nagel

The Air Logistics National Trucking team based in London Heathrow Airport is providing a UK service to our customers whether collecting and delivering cargo to/from the airport Ground Handling Agents (GHA) for flight departures and arrivals or arranging special dedicated transport for urgent express shipments.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Key Information: Apprenticeship Contract: Fixed Term - 2 Years Working hours: Monday – Friday, (08:30-17:30)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    31 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are currently recruiting for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our hugely successful international air logistics team based in London Heathrow as a trucking apprentice. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s leading logistics and freight forwarding companies, supporting you to gain an insight into the industry and help you to forge a career in air logistics.

Your Role:

The Air Logistics National Trucking team based in London Heathrow Airport is providing a UK service to our customers whether collecting and delivering cargo to/from the airport Ground Handling Agents (GHA) for flight departures and arrivals, arranging special dedicated transport for urgent express shipments or booking temperature controlled vehicles for pharmaceutical goods.

Every day is busy with customer deadlines to meet but very rewarding and satisfying. Our Apprenticeship is a 24-month programme, combining practical on-the-job training with study towards the International Freight Forwarding Level 3 apprenticeship. You will work within a successful team while learning everything you need to know whilst supported by your peers, your managers, and the apprenticeship team within Kuehne+Nagel.

Your Responsibilities:

As part of our National Trucking team, you’ll be a key part of the logistics team working collaboratively with physical operations (Gateway, Warehouse & Service Excellence teams) and our approved hauliers to deliver the shared aim of consistently excellent service delivery for our customers and colleagues

You’ll be learning:

  •  Truck route planning - Work with Hauliers to drive business performance
  • Customs compliance - adhere to laws, regulations and procedures governing the import and export of goods
  • Cost control - Review and optimise all processes to deliver volume utilisation & costs reductions.
  • Projects - Participate in key focus areas (when required)
  • Overseeing and optimising relationship's with suppliers
  • Support team metrics and proactively work with key stakeholders including Hauliers to consistently meet and exceed targets.
  • Build strong, collaborative relationships with our customers putting their best interest at the forefront of everything we, do delivering consistently high levels of customer satisfaction.

Your Skills and Experiences:

  •  The minimum entry requirement for this apprenticeship is Five GCSEs at grades 3 – 9 / A*-D including Maths & English)
  • Our company values candidates who are passionate about providing excellent customer service, have a strong work ethic, and are able to communicate effectively with others. Good planning and organization skills is important and you will need the ability to multitask and be a self-starter.
  • Previous use of Microsoft Outlook and Excel is beneficial
  • Please be aware that this vacancy does not meet the minimum requirements for visa sponsorship and for apprenticeship funding, candidates must have been resident in the EEA for at least the last 3 years.
  • This position requires enhanced security clearance checks and by applying for this role you are agreeing to participate in the employment screening process. This process will include criminal record checking and identify validation.  Any appointment will be strictly condition upon and subject to the receipt of satisfactory results of these checks.
  • This is an entry level training position. If you are already qualified or experienced in this area of work, this is unlikely to be the position for you. However, we would welcome your application for one of our other vacancies which can be found on our website.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 International Freight Forwarding Apprenticeship standard qualification, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

This apprenticeship will be delivered in the workplace. You will have a dedicated assessor who will provide guidance and monitor progress throughout. You will have access to an online portfolio to allow you to monitor your progress and log work completed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A role in a successful, dynamic company
  • Be a part of a strong team of performance-driven colleagues
  • Great future career prospects for advancement
  • A professional working environment

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, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 3 – 9 / A*-D) Essential

Things to consider

Good Reasons to Join: You will be joining an amazing group of apprentices and can look forward to a competitive starting salary, attractive benefits and an Apprentice NUS discount card. Your starting salary will be £15,500 in year one with an increase after 12 months and there's also a great bonus on offer once you have fully completed your apprenticeship. You will be supported throughout by a network of mentors, line managers and previous apprentices to help you achieve your qualifications and progress along your apprenticeship journey.

About the employer

With over 80,000 employees at some 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. As an employer, Kuehne+Nagel stands for equal opportunity and we are committed to diversity in our teams. We believe that you can make a valuable contribution to Kuehne+Nagel and look forward to receiving your application.




Unit 1

Girling Way


TW14 0PH

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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

Employer's Application Instructions

Step 1: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Step 2: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete a telephone screening call with a member of our Resourcing team. This is a great opportunity to find out more abut the business and for us to understand why you are interested in this apprenticeship and what you feel you can bring to the role. Step 3: A final shortlist of candidates will be invited to an interview onsite with two members of the hiring team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Aug 2024