Transport Assistant Apprentice GAUGE SERVICES LIMITED

This role is for a Transport Assistant Apprentice. The successful candidate will mostly work in an office environment on a shift basis. They will need to make best use of their effective planning skills, problem-solving, thinking on their feet as well as communication at different levels. Maintaining a positive attitude under pressure is key

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Closing date: 02 Jul 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 08:30am - 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main duties include: 

  • Supporting and engaging with different parts of the organisation and interacting with internal or external customers
  • Working to increase efficiency by supporting and working across teams and in particular HGV drivers whilst on the road, as well as helping to resolve issues as they arise
  • Using IT packages and systems (including Microsoft Office) to write letters, emails, proposals, as well as to record and analyse data. Specialist IT systems are also applicable to this role, such as load boards and freight exchanges
  • Updating and reviewing databases, ensuring information is recorded accurately
  • Assisting with drafting correspondence, writing reports, and inputting/ reviewing work
  • Maintaining records and files, whilst handling confidential information in compliance with organisational procedures and data protection, including maintenance records for vehicles and health records for drivers
  • Maintaining positive relationships within the team and across the organisation, promoting collaborative working
  • Reviewing processes and providing suggestions for improvements, sharing administrative best practices across the organisation
  • Managing work priorities and time to meet booked schedules and to complete tasks effectively while managing expectations
  • Taking minutes and action logs as needed
  • Assisting with project management, including helping to plan, monitor and report on projects for growth and expansion

The training you will be getting

For the full apprenticeship learners will complete:

  • Level 3 Business Administrator qualification
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths (if not achieved prior)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English (if not achieved prior)

The apprenticeship will require one day per week attendance at City College Norwich 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A position may be available for the right candidate following successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • The business is looking for somebody who wants to develop and gain a full-time position following their apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Work independently, Manage documents, Interpersonal skills, Professional, Reliable, Self motivated, Adaptable, Responsible


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

About the employer

We are a small haulage business operating as part of a wider group. A significant amount of work is currently done for Amazon and we are working to expand our client base. We also facilitate customs clearance. As part of our growth plans, we are looking to support the business with formally trained individuals.




Unit 16, Diss Business Hub

Hopper Way


IP22 4GT

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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


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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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