Business Administrator / Freight Forwarder Apprentice AIR SEA ROAD INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

We are looking for an apprentice to learn all aspects of 'freight forwarding' and complete the Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship. This will begin with the basics of creating quotations, tracking shipments, processing courier bookings, dispatching boxes, updating customers via email, customs clearances, as well as general office tasks.

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Closing date: 25 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage to increase after 6 months of the apprenticeship subject to performance review.

    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

    Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include but will not be limtied to:

  • Tracking Shipments online
  • Emailing customers with tracking / delivery / collection updates.
  • Requesting quotations from suppliers via Email / Online portals
  • Inputting Shipment Data into our freight software
  • Processing Bookings / Booking online or via email
  • Submitting Customs Declarations (Import & Export)
  • Making up / Packing / Dispatching Boxes
  • Assisting with any general office tasks (Filing / general maintainence)

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After completion of your apprenticeship you will potentially have the opportunity to progress onto full time positions within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Initiative, Reliable, Hard working, Willingness to learn


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

Things to consider

20 Working Days Annual Holiday + Bank Holidays (Additional Days over the Christmas to be determined by management near the time)

About the employer

We are a growing international freight forwarder which specialises in the movement of freight globally and domestically, whether small boxes delivered locally, or full 40 ft containers via Sea to the far side of the world. Our job is to coordinate the movement of these shipments from the collection point to the delivery point whilst complying with all national & international regulations / laws / documentation and keeping the customer and receiver informed of the progress.







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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


Maxim Business Training


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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