Freight Forwarding / Logistics Trainee

£14500 per annum
23 Dec 2016
20 Jan 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Trainee Positions available in all UK offices

This owner run forwarding company offers logistics solutions in the field of sea freight, air freight and project logistics. Founded in 1852 in Bremen, Germany, the family-owned company today employs more than 2,000 people at 140 trading locations in 31 countries.

They are looking for their future generation of freight forwarders and logistics specialists, and are offering Trainee positions at their Sale (Cheshire), Solihull (Birmingham) and Heathrow (London) locations.

The role will initially include basic freight forwarding training and administration, which will allow you to gradually develop, learn and grow into a freight forwarding or warehouse administration professional. As your experience and knowledge expands, under continued support and guidance, you will be encouraged to manage your own workload, using your own initiative and commercial acumen.

- Assist the office with general tasks
- Process basic export/import/warehouse documentation
- Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, by phone and email
- Learn pricing, negotiation, relationship building
- Gain an overall understanding of the freight forwarding sector

- Educated to a minimum GCSE standard including maths and English
- No industry knowledge required
- Good geographical knowledge
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Some previous work experience to demonstrate an understanding of customer service

You will be:
Helpful; service oriented. Analytical. Able to follow an established process repeatedly. Courteous. Polite. Able to communicate factually. Confident in producing very high quality, accurate results. Willing to learn. Patient but ambitious for a career. Able to understand and follow instruction and direction from others.

What you can expect:
A global team united by a passion for logistics, cooperative thinking and a customer-focused approach. Flat hierarchies, a pleasant and friendly work environment, considerable opportunities for personal development and long-term career planning provide the basis for our collaboration.

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