Customs Clearance Apprentice
Osborn Customs Services Ltd have been awarded the status of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) by HM Revenue & Customs. This quality mark, which is recognised across the EU, confirms Osborn Customs Services Ltd status as a premier customs clearance service. It has taken a lot of hard work to achieve AEO status but it will be worth it for the benefits that it will bring for our customers: a quicker application process for simplified customs procedures and authorisations waivers or reductions of comprehensive guarantees.
We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic apprentice with an eye for details to join our busy customs clearance team, based within the Medway City Estate.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly expanding company providing a niche service to its customers.
As a Customs Clearance Apprentice you will work as part of a team and report to the Customs Manager.
You will be involved in calculating and processing duties and taxes to be paid and may be required to sign documents under a Power of Attorney on behalf of clients.
You will also pay, or arrange for payment of taxes and duties.
Liaising with Customers. You will be entering details onto specialised customs software including CHIEF, CNS, Destin8 and Data Freight.
Allocating the correct licence depending on type of goods being imported. The Customs Clearance Clerk can be involved in attending meetings with Customs Officials in the application of duty refunds and tariff reclassification as appropriate. This job also requires you to liaise with officials in various agencies to ensure goods are cleared through customs or quarantine. You will also arrange for transportation, warehousing or product distribution of imported goods.
£136.50 per week (based on 35hours per week)
Working 9am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Basic knowledge of Excel Eager to learn and progress within
Strong numeracy skills
Good attention to detail and high level of accuracy
Willing to learn
Minimum of Grade D or equivalent in both English and Maths.
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.
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