Apprentice Transport Planner

Faversham, Kent
£200 per week.
30 Sep 2019
25 Oct 2019
Start Date

We are a family business, based in Kent. Founded in 1968, we operate from our purpose-built site set in a prime location immediately adjacent to the A299 which links the M2 and Ramsgate/Thanet. 2.8 miles to the east of M2/A2 junction, which serves Canterbury and Dover to the south and M25 to London and the west.

Our experienced and motivated transport management team provide a comprehensive and professional service to existing and potential customers. Accessible and accountable, our commitment to quality, efficiency, cost effectiveness and continuous improvement is guaranteed.

Our freight forwarding team operates the movement of all export/import ships. This includes all necessary documentation, for the relevant customs authorities.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to complete their Business Administration Level 2 with Young Brothers Transport Ltd.

As the Apprentice Transport Planner you will be working closely alongside the Transport Manager to provide administrative assistance that supports the smooth-running of a service used by high-profile clients across the county.

Your role will be fast-paced and varied, and will equip you with a range of skills that will support you throughout your career. For the right candidate, there is an opportunity to progress throughout the company upon completion of the apprenticeship.

If you are enthusiastic and ambitious, and ready to get stuck in, this is an ideal opportunity for you.

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

– Monitoring and maintaining all relevant statistics, including KPIs

-Collating, filing and archiving all paperwork as required

– Dealing with customer enquiries via telephone and e-mail

– Monitoring vehicle mileage and updating the database with this information

– Shadowing and providing administrative support to the Transport Manager

– Working alongside other teams and sharing any relevant information to support the smooth-running of the service

-There is scope for your role to evolve with experience.

£200 per week.
Hourly wage will rise from £5 to £7 p/h after six months

40 working hours per week:
Monday – Friday 08:30 – 17:00
Includes an half hour lunchbreak each day (unpaid)

Good literacy and communication skills 
Confident telephone manner

The successful applicant should be enthusiastic and keen, and able to present themselves professionally.

Due to the location of the workplace, access to own vehicle is strongly recommended.

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

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – 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.