Apprentice Transport Operations Assistant

Sittingbourne, Kent
07 Jun 2019
07 Jul 2019
Start Date

Candy Carriers has been one of the leading couriers in Kent for almost 30 years. We offer UK same day delivery services, International Parcel, secure Warehousing & Storage facilities, Temperature Controlled delivery & Hazardous & Haulage delivery. We also hold FORS accreditation to Bronze standard.

We have built on our reputation for quality deliveries, to become one of the most trusted UK & Worldwide express couriers in Kent. We offer a range of fast, reliable and secure, UK sameday delivery options and European Direct services.

Vacancy Description
This is a great opportunity to join an established local company and provide administrative support to the operations team.

As the Apprentice Transport Operations Assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting the smooth running of the business, responding to enquiries, processing orders, helping to plan routes, and keeping all databases up to date.

You will be well supported by your team and there is a real scope to progress, so if you think this sounds like the role for you, we’d love to hear from you!

This is a fast-paced and varied role. Tasks will include – but are not limited to – the following:

• Liaising with customers and suppliers via telephone and e-mail

Data entry & planning Instructing drivers of duties and overseeing relevant document completion Vehicle fleet administration, maintenance & scheduling Pricing, job creation and consignment processing Communicating with various internal departments Maintaining all relevant administrative systems and processes Maintaining company efficiency, productivity and profitability Complying with transport regulation and H & S procedures

£206.25 per week

37.5 working hours per week:
Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:00 (includes an half hour unpaid lunchbreak)

Skills Required
We are looking for somebody with good written and numeracy skills, who is confident using ICT.

Personal Qualities 
We are looking for somebody who is reliable, well-presented and has good communication skills.

Qualifications Required
Maths – GCSE Grade D / 3 minimum
English – GCSE Grade D / 3 minimum

Training Provided
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.

Important Information 
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.

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