Ocean Freight Forwarding Apprentice DAVIES TURNER PLC

This interesting role provides an excellent training opportunity for an individual who wants to be part of the journey in learning how goods are moved around the world & in becoming part of the team that specialises in looking after a number of high street and e-commerce fashion retailers. Full training will be provided along with ongoing advice.

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Closing date: 18 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • Incremental increases subject to performance, whilst completing the apprenticeship • Share in the company’s profits with a related pay bonus

  • Working week

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

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The position will offer the suitable candidate the opportunity to work in one of several departments within the group, together with the opportunity to study for an apprenticeship qualification - International Freight Forwarder Specialist Level 3. This will be coupled with possible future career advances.This interesting role involves handling day to day shipments from origin to delivery,  on behalf of one of our largest contract customers.  

When fully trained the suitable  candidate would be able to complete the following:

  • Daily import operations from Turkiye, China, Pakistan and Bangladesh to UK to include permission to ship, delivery bookings, customs instructions on CIC and invoicing
  • Daily cross trade operations from  Turkiye, China, Pakistan and Bangladesh to Germany, Belgium, Ireland and Switzerland to include permission to ship, delivery bookings, customs instructions to agents and invoicing
  • Keeping tracking reports up to date and analysis of line performance/ eta to amend delivery bookings
  • New business areas this year from Cambodia to the UK
  • Arrange call-off delivery instructions received from  specific  contract customers
  • UK Customs Brokerage for Clients prepaid business
  • Ad-hoc haulage with Quality Check services we offer for specific contract clients in Turkey and Belgium

The training you will be getting

International Freight Forwarding Specialist Level 3 - Ocean pathway

  • Upon successful completion you will achieve Level 3 Apprenticeship in International Freight Fowarding
  • Training will be conducted at regular intervals on-site with your Specialist Coach

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The job is a permanent position with the opportunity to complete a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Freight Forwarding and full time permanent from the start.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working


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

Things to consider

Successful candidates will need to provide 5 year references before start date can be offered.

About the employer

Davies Turner Plc is a British based multimodal freight forwarder specialising in logistics, e-commerce and warehousing. As one of the largest independent freight forwarding companies in the UK we manage freight from around the world, by road and rail, through the air and across the oceans. The business remains family owned and was founded in 1870 with 18 branches across the U.K. Our turnover is in excess of £250 million and rapidly growing with nearly 1,000 colleagues.




Unit 8, Manchester International Freight Terminal

Trafford Park


M17 1DY

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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

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