Freight Forwarder Operations Apprentice (Level 3/Advanced)
Founded in 2009, Freight 44 is a family run business that incorporates many years experience of small domestic transportation through to large Trans-European solutions.
Providing a comprehensive range of quality assured general, specialised and project forwarding services for the movement of cargo by road, our operation is just 6 miles from the UK Channel Tunnel terminal meaning we are only 65 minutes away from the European motorway network.
Freight forwarders arrange the best means of transport, taking into account the type of goods and the customers’ delivery requirements.
This is achieved by working closely with customers, colleagues and third parties to ensure smooth operations to deadlines and maintaining communication and control through all phases of the journey, including the production of management reports and statistical and unit cost analysis.
This is an opportunity to join a team where there is the possibility of future full-time employment.
Full training for the following tasks and responsibilities will be provided with the apprentice progressing and refining their knowledge during the length of the apprenticeship.
Investigating and planning the most appropriate route for a shipment.
Arranging appropriate packing, and the delivery and warehousing of goods at their destination.
Negotiating contracts, transportation and handling costs.
Obtaining, checking and preparing documentation to meet customs and insurance requirements, packing specifications, and compliance with overseas countries’ regulations and fiscal regimes.
Liaising with third parties to move goods (by road, rail, air or sea) in accordance with customer requirements.
Arranging insurance and assisting the client in the event of a claim.
Arranging payment and other charges or collection of payment on behalf of the client.
Dealing with special arrangements for transporting delicate cargoes such as medical supplies.
Maintaining current knowledge of relevant legislation, political situations and other factors that could affect the movement of shipments.(Brexit)
Initially £3.90 an hour however there will be additional remuneration taking travel into account.
Additionally, the wage will be reviewed and potentially increased with performance.
Monday through Friday
40 hours a week spread between 7:00 to 19:00
Depending on business need.
Clear written and oral communication
Computer Literate and competent in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Methodical and organised
Able to work accurately with good attention to detail
Flexibility and adaptability to changing workloads
Level 4-9/ Grade A-C GCSE in Maths & English
On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.
Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.
The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.
KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.