Trainee Freight Forwarder

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1216734006-2
  • Date Posted: 25 January 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Xcel Recruitment
  • Location: Maldon, Essex
  • Apprentice Pay: £18,000 to £20,000
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Administration, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

Our client, a freight forwarder based in Maldon is seeking a Trainee Freight Clerk/Data Entry Clerk. This role would be suitable for a school/university leaver or someone who is looking to be trained within a thriving industry.

Great opportunity to join a fast growing business as a Data entry Clerk. You will learn to be responsible for processing client data, all required data including shipping, and following & applying customs and excise duties and procedures as appropriate. This is all with a variety of systems in a fast paced environment so a keen eye to details is essential and someone who takes pride in their work is a must. Every transaction has the potential to make huge savings for our clients and that is what we build our reputation on.


Learn how to operate duty Management Computer Systems
Assist with day to day management of duty management accounts ensuring they are operated according to their authorisation and specific SOP
Assist with Customs warehouse removals, ensuring they are processed accordingly, within a compliant time frame and stock records are kept up to date
General office administration (e.g. filing/ record keeping)
Ongoing liaison with HMRC/ Clients/ Suppliers
Learn basic Customs Import formalities and procedures using CFSP (Customs Freight Simplified Procedures)

Skills/ Qualifications:
Attention to Detail
Organisation Skills
IT Literate
Minimum 5 GCSEs grade C or above, including English and Mathematics

It is a 37.5 hour week with entitlement to an hour unpaid lunch break hours to be worked between 8.30am-5.00pm. The out of hours shift is 1 per week of 11.45am-7.45pm or 12.30pm-8.30pm and 1 weekend in 4 with the Monday off in lieu.