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WTA UK launches new Freight Forwarding apprentice programme

WTA UK is 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 is 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.

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.’

Elaine Evans, WTA HR Director

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.

Andy Frost, Merlin Supply Chain Solutions Director

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, lodge an application here.

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Fantastic Career Development Opportunities with our 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.

What you will learn:

  • 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 a comprehensive training, we combine your external training with on the job training with a 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 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

It takes ambition.

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.

Succeed With Us

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

International Freight Management Apprentice

With the expansion of our business, we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic candidate to join our busy supply chain team. You will have the opportunity to learn from a team of people who are highly experienced in all areas of freight management. 

Key Responsibilities

To provide exceptional customer service to all customers to simplify their International Supply Chains. Digital preparation of all activity and confident communication with all key suppliers.

For further information, or to apply for this position,  please email Aimee Fairburn

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