WTA UK launches new Freight Forwarding apprentice programme

WTA UK are the first and the single largest non-levy paying company to sign up for the new International Freight Forwarding Specialist Level 3 Apprenticeship. Merlin Supply Chain Solutions Ltd are delivering this exciting new qualification which covers specialist training in Customs Procedures, Customer Service, Business Finance and provides an opportunity for each employee to choose a specialised pathway.

 HR Director, Elaine Evans says This apprenticeship provides a real opportunity for WTA to invest in our people in an exciting new industry specific qualification. We have worked closely with Merlin to further enhance the training, adding our own core values and real business experiences for our people. We are delighted that six members of our team have joined the course and we are committed to enhancing their professional development which in turn, further develops the experience for our clients.’

Merlin Supply Chain Solutions Director, Andy Frost: ‘The rising demand for imports and exports position freight forwarding as a key player in global commerce. Freight forwarders act as intermediaries between manufacturers and their transport company, ensuring that their clients remain compliant with import and export laws and regulations, whilst remaining competitive.’

Merlin Supply Chain Solutions are delighted to support WTA as their approved apprenticeship training provider as they invest in their people and the freight forwarding sector. To find out more about the programme contact:

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Fantastic Career Development Opportunities with our Apprentice programme

Apprentice programme

Our apprentice programme provides an excellent opportunity to develop a career with a successful, international, family owned freight management company who take a keen interest in helping you achieve success.

You will be working in a team environment, learning all the key operational aspects of the business, with a focus in either imports, exports or airfreight, depending on location. To ensure you have comprehensive training, we combine your external training with on the job training with an dedicated mentor.

You will work towards nationally recognised Customer Service and Shipping qualifications. In year 1, you’ll be focusing on Level 2 Customer Service and will attend shipping related training.

In year 2, you’ll have the opportunity to take on the level 3, putting you in a great position to progress within our business.

If you show a passion for a particular area of our business, level 4 will be available to you. As everyone is different, we provide a personal development plan to help align your talents and ambitions and help you reach your potential.


The skills and experience required

We recruit people who can take the initiative and contribute positively to our business success.

To join our successful apprenticeship scheme, you will need excellent verbal communication skills, good written English, sound basic maths, be able to work in a team and be keen to succeed.

We offer tailored career and development opportunities across our Group. On successful completion of the apprenticeship, we offer a competitive salary, an attractive benefits package and great career progression.


Current apprentice opportunities available


Airfreight Apprentice - Hampton Office

With the expansion of our Airfreight business we are looking for a enthusiastic candidate to join this busy team. You will have the opportunity to learn from a team of people who are highly experienced in airfreight logistics. 

Key Responsibilities

To provide customer service and liaison with customer to arrange airfreight shipments in accordance with customer instruction. Preparation of all documentation relating to specific shipments with contact and co-ordination with hauliers, airlines and overseas agents.

For further information, or to apply for this position, please email Aimee Fairburn: aimee.fairburn@wtagroup.com


Administration Assistant - Manchester Office


We are looking for a candidate who can hit the ground running and become a valuable member of the Supply Chain Logistics team.

Key Responsibilities

Perform clerical and business administrative functions as part of Supply Chain Logistics Team, which will include managing correspondence, supporting the managers and answering emails.

 For further information, or to apply for this position, please email Melanie Sullivan: melanie.sullivan@wtagroup.com