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Freight Forwarding Apprentice

Freight Forwarding Apprentice – Do you have a passion for logistics? Are you able to build relationships with customers and suppliers? If so, P&O Ferrymasters, are the pan-European leader in tailor-made transport, logistics and supply chain solutions, part of DP World who are one of the largest global logistics companies in the world. At any one time 10% of all shipping containers in the world are being shipped by DP World.

We are looking for a Freight Forwarding Apprentice to train with us at our office in Ipswich, Suffolk.

So, what’s this job all about? As an International Freight Forwarding Apprentice, you will be responsible for ensuring customs declarations are processed in a timely manner and ensuring any queries are dealt with promptly.

Other key responsibilities will include:

Recording and reviewing customs declaration requests from clients
Updating systems with all relevant customs declaration information in an effective and efficient way
Recording details of duties paid by P&O Ferrymasters and ensuring recovery from clients
Liaising with clients to ensure their customs declaration needs are met
Ensuring sufficient information is received and shared with the carriers to maintain a smooth delivery service to final destination and avoid delays
Assisting the Customs Declaration Manager in achieving team objectives and delivering service excellence to our clients

As the International Freight Forwarding Apprentice, you have. A minimum of 4 GCSE's including Maths and English 9-4/A-C or a commitment to undertake Level 2 maths and English. IT qualification. Basic knowledge of data entry, including working knowledge of MS Word and Excel. Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise and manage your own workload. Attention to detail and accuracy. Strong teamwork ethic and cooperation skills. Punctual and reliable attitude to work.

Ability to speak another European language is not essential but would be an advantage.

This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week. In return, P&O Ferrymasters offer a competitive package of £16,000 per annum in line with the seniority of the position. All training will be provided.

Do you have what we’re looking for? And does this sound like the perfect opportunity for you? We hope so – in which case, now’s the time to let us know! Please apply with your CV and covering letter as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

No Recruitment Agencies please

If you require any reasonable adjustments such as access or information in an alternative format, please inform us soon as you are able so that we can make the appropriate adjustments.

This vacancy is being advertised and handled by Spider, an Online Job Advertiser, and Specialist Recruiter. We provide an online recruitment advertising and employee selection service in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and beyond.

Additional keywords: logistics, transport, customs, customs assistant, customs declaration, administration, international, freight forwarder, apprentice

Here at Spider, we take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to this particular company for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process.

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