Transport Assistant Apprentice

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Pontefract
Salary
Competitive
Posted
31 Jan 2019
Closes
28 Feb 2019
Specialism
Other
Sector
Unspecified
Start Date
Immediate
Duration
Permanent
Established in 1984, Uniserve are the largest British privately owned international freight and logistics company in the UK. Working with an unrivalled network of professional partners across the world. We are experts in all major Global trade markets and specialists in Europe, China, South East Asia, and the Indian Subcontinent.

One of our group companies, Zenith Logistics are offering an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice to join their Transport team based at South Kirkby.

As well as gaining a wide variety of knowledge within the Transport team you will be placed on a Business Administration Apprenticeship (Level 3). The apprenticeship will last around 18 months. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be promoted to a Junior Transport Administrator with the opportunity to continue to grow and develop within the team.

Specific responsibilities

Supporting the Transport Manager with day to day tasks
Updating collection/ delivery statuses
Assisting with providing quotations for special collections/deliveries
Assisting with transport queries by liaising with other depots
Taking messages and forwarding onto the contact when available
Liaising with the transport provider/sub-contractor to monitor progress of the delivery/collection status
Assisting with debriefing drivers
Assisting with manifesting
Assisting Customer Service with booking customer collections
Completing data entry
Completing paperwork required for transport loads

Skills and Experience

Previous experience in road transport
Good understanding of Excel spreadsheets
IT literate
Be conscientious and have good attention to detail
Communicate politely and efficiently with clients and internal staff
Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Enthusiastic and driven to achieve targets and objectives
Ability to identify and report problems that may occur

Apprenticeship details

This apprenticeship will offer understanding into organisational processes, practical knowledge within a business setting and will help you to manage your personal performance and progression
The duration of this apprenticeship is approximately 18 months
A Junior position will be available at the end of the apprenticeship

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