Freight Operations Apprentice

LIGENTIA UK LIMITED

Wythenshawe, Manchester, M23 9NJ

Closes tomorrow (Thursday 25 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 3 July 2024


Summary

You will support the global operation by providing support in all aspects on behalf of the International Freight Forwarding Division. You will become skilled in receiving shipping orders & arranging/monitoring the progress from point of origin to final delivery, developing experience, ensuring all contractual obligations & service levels are met.

Annual wage
£17,500 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
International freight forwarding specialist (level 3)
Hours
Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September

Duration

1 Year 6 Months

Positions available

2

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

International freight forwarding specialist Level 3 to include:

  • On the job training delivered by the employer
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and mathematics minimum requirement is Entry Level 3
  • Allocation of an apprenticeship delivery coach who will carry out regular training
  • Assessment and support visits to ensure you acquire new learning, knowledge skills and behaviours in order to progress and develop
  • Identify, track and support 6 hours off the job training activities
  • Quarterly formal progress review meetings, identifying learning achievements and next steps

Where you’ll work

Trilogy House

Floats Road

Roundthorn Business Park

Wythenshawe, Manchester

M23 9NJ

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

SEETEC BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY CENTRE LIMITED

Your training course

International freight forwarding specialist (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Select freight forwarding services based on customer requirements, taking into account country specific factors, delivery times and modes.
  • Use generic or bespoke ICT systems in order to enter and monitor data on importing or exporting goods.
  • Book, plan and monitor international shipments, using manual or ICT systems, in accordance with the rules and regulations that apply to that area of the world and to the goods consigned.
  • Prepare a customs declaration to a national standard, or give custom clearance instructions to a third party.
  • Use data systems to submit the information required by customs authorities as part of the management of the international movement of goods.
  • Produce freight costings and invoices in line with Incoterms, customer profile or sales contract.
  • Identify and source data from customers, systems or colleagues.
  • Identify and resolve problems in line with responsibilities.
  • Create and maintain productive working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Adapt communication based on the situation and the audience.
  • Identify problems outside of limits of responsibility and escalate within company policy.
  • Communicate in writing, preparing communications on technical matters.
  • Communicate with others verbally, including internal and external customers.
  • Air. Use and adapt terminology appropriate to the air freight industry.
  • Air. Select and use documentation appropriate to the air freight industry.
  • Ocean. Use and adapt terminology appropriate to the ocean freight industry.
  • Ocean. Select and use documentation appropriate to the ocean freight industry.
  • Road. Use and adapt terminology appropriate to the road freight industry.
  • Road. Select and use documentation appropriate to the road freight industry.
  • Select freight forwarding services based on customer requirements, taking into account country specific factors, delivery times and modes.
  • Use generic or bespoke ICT systems in order to enter and monitor data on importing or exporting goods.
  • Book, plan and monitor international shipments, using manual or ICT systems, in accordance with the rules and regulations that apply to that area of the world and to the goods consigned.
  • Prepare a customs declaration to a national standard, or give custom clearance instructions to a third party.
  • Use data systems to submit the information required by customs authorities as part of the management of the international movement of goods.
  • Produce freight costings and invoices in line with Incoterms, customer profile or sales contract.
  • Identify and source data from customers, systems or colleagues.
  • Identify and resolve problems in line with responsibilities.
  • Create and maintain productive working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Adapt communication based on the situation and the audience.
  • Identify problems outside of limits of responsibility and escalate within company policy.
  • Communicate in writing, preparing communications on technical matters.
  • Communicate with others verbally, including internal and external customers.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English (grade A*-C/ 4-9)

    Desirable qualifications

    A Level or equivalent in:

    • Any subject (grade A - E/Pass Grade)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Eager to learn
    • Proactive
    • Reliable

    Other requirements

    For security reasons candidates must be 18 years old by the start date.

    About this company

    Ligentia operates right at the heart of this dynamic and demanding industry, helping develop more sustainable and agile support chain for some of the worlds most sophisticated retailers and best-known brands, plus plenty of other companies besides. With expert teams and clever technology, we support customers across sectors including retail, consumer goods brands, automotive and healthcare – solving problems and making sure their goods arrive on-time and in-full, reliably, efficiently, cost-effectively and increasingly, sustainably. We’ve got some pretty amazing people making it happen. With expert teams in Asia, Australia, Europe, UK and USA made up of over 1300 colleagues spread across 30+ operating locations. Their talent, tenacity and can-do approach combines seamlessly with software and services to support the whole supply chain, end-to-end. From origin to destination and every point in between; ably supported by a network and community of high-quality partners, to ensure that we deliver what we promise, wherever in the world and whenever that may be. Our growth story has been strong and consistent, with accelerated expansion in the last 3 years, including investment from Equistone Partners Europe secured in February 2021 and the acquisition of Poland-based VGL Solid Group in October 2022. In short, Ligentia is a great place to be right now, if you want harness your own knowledge and talents to make an impact and enjoy growing and collaborating with like-minded people.

    http://www.ligentia.com (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • A permanent role for the successful person with the right attitude
    • Future progression within the company
    • A well-structured personal development plan

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    SEETEC BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY CENTRE LIMITED

    Kayleigh Byner

    kayleigh.byner@seetec.co.uk

    07732691597

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262213.

    Apply now

    Closes tomorrow (Thursday 25 July at 11:59pm)

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