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International Trade Freight Forwarders Apprentice

International Trade Freight Forwarders Apprentice – Eurosprint Freight Services Limited

Brief overview of the role
Earn whilst you learn! This is a fantastic opportunity to join a company committed to providing quality, innovative value and logistics services. If you would enjoy daily customer interaction, are organised and can multi-task, then we would like to hear from you.

Apprenticeship summary
Working week: Hours to be confirmed – 1 hour unpaid lunch break
Total hours per week: 35.00
Weekly wage: £150.50

Expected duration: 21 months

Apprenticeship level: Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Vacancy description
Key responsibilities and accountabilities are:

Create international transit documentation
Accurately enter data regarding goods being imported or exported into generic or bespoke ICT systems
Rate shipments for specific modes of transport in line with Incoterms
Book, plan and monitor international shipments – using manual or ICT systems – in accordance with the rules and regulations that apply to that area of the world and to the goods consigned
Prepare the Single Administrative Document (C88 in UK) for export (National Export System) and import declarations
Use data systems to prepare and submit the information required by customs authorities as part of the management of the international movement of goods
Produce accurate customs declarations & valuations
Use UK Trade Tariff to obtain correct information relating to commodity codes, VAT and duty and perform duty, VAT & excise calculations
Produce freight costings and invoices in line with incoterms and relevant charges
Deal with and understand the effects of currency conversion and exchange rate risks on pricing and invoicing calculations
Apply costs and revenues and is aware of desired margins
Prepare quotes for service
Demonstrate good sales/customer service skills
Obtain the relevant information from systems, or know the right organisations/departments to contact to obtain the information
Deliver high standards of customer service both on the telephone and face to face and use various forms of media effectively where necessary
Demonstrate the use of both verbal and written communication that is appropriate to the business and social cultures of customers and their staff in the overseas countries with whom you trade
Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Strong analytical skills and interpersonal skills (excellent telephone manner)
Tenacious, and good at multi-tasking; self-motivated and able to use your own initiative
Ability to work within a team
Must have a good attention to detail
IT literate
Personal qualities

Willing to learn and an enthusiasm for taking responsibility for own activity, and wanting to be involved (independently and in teams) to in create results in a busy and ever-changing organisation
Show passion in delivering high quality work for all our clients and other members of the team
Ability to organise and prioritise workloads to meet set deadlines
Ability to remain calm under pressure, be welcoming and customer focused
Confident and outgoing personality
Polite and friendly
Flexible and adaptable
Reliable/ punctual
Team player

Desired qualifications
GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English

Future prospects
This is an entry-level role which provides the foundation knowledge skills & experience for progression into a number of career paths within the organisation. You will be a part of a strong team of performance driven colleagues

Things to consider
Please note you may be asked to complete suitability assessments as part of the recruitment process.

Apprentice Employment Agency is acting as an Apprentice Training Agency (ATA) and will engage you for the duration of the Apprenticeship and pay your salary. You should be aware that the company/business named in this vacancy is a host employer and you will not be employed by them. Your placement may change during the course of your Apprenticeship.

From the 1st April 2021 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices aged 16-18 and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship is £4.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship.

Once you have applied for this vacancy, you will be contacted to arrange a 5-minute pre-screen telephone call. Please ensure you check your phone/emails regularly in order for this to take place. Failure to contact us back if correspondence is missed will result in your application being deemed unsuccessful

Please ensure you check your application for spelling / grammar errors and correct them prior to submitting as attention to detail is very important and may affect the outcome of your application

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Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)

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About the employer

Employer
Eurosprint Freight Services Limited

(url removed)

Disability Confident
Employer is not registered as Disability Confident

Description
Eurosprint Freight Services LTD is a global freight service, not only providing logistic solutions by road, but also by sea and air. This ever-expanding business focuses on providing a customer service to ensure they are a freight service you can depend on.

Address
Unit 4
The Courtyard
Roman Way
Birmingham
B46 1HQ

Training
Training provider
NICHOLAS ASSOCIATES GROUP LIMITED

Contact
Georgia Marlow
(phone number removed)
(url removed)

Training to be provided
Level 3 International Freight Forwarding Specialist apprenticeship standard, which includes:

Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
End-Point Assessment (EPA)
International Freight Forwarding Specialists are employed to ensure that the company they work for, and their clients remain compliant with all applicable customs, import and export laws and regulations.

They understand customs rules, regulations and terms of trade, know where to find information and when to escalate issues. They have specific skills around customs procedures, classification of goods, allocating modes of transport and all relevant paper and electronic documentation.

International Freight Forwarding Specialists are responsible for a variety of tasks on a daily basis such as shipment bookings, creating the appropriate documents, liaison with carriers, ports and handling agents, transport requirements, sales quotations, invoicing, financial procedures as well as the many customs processes and regimes they will come across.

Clients must be kept informed proactively of progress and this requires skills and behaviours in customer service linked to an appreciation of international cultures, time zones and their effect on transit times. International Freight Forwarding Specialists have the ability to communicate effectively with people from different countries, taking account of differences in working practices.

Apprenticeship standard
International freight forwarding specialist

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