Kuehne & Nagel Ltd

Road Logistics Sales Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Kuehne & Nagel Ltd (Employer)

Sr Education (Training Provider)

Annual wage £15,500.00
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 17:00pm.
2 years (duration)
1 September 2022(start date)
Customer service practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
30 June 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are currently recruiting for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our hugely successful international road logistics team in Basingstoke as a Sales Apprentice. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s leading logistics and freight forwarding companies and will help you to gain an insight.

Responsibilities

We are currently recruiting for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our hugely successful international road logistics team in Basingstoke as a Sales Apprentice. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s leading logistics and freight forwarding companies and will help you to gain an insight into the industry and help you to forge a career in sales.

Your Role 

As part of our Road Sales team, you’ll be liaising with all relevant parties to ensure that our customer expectations are met/exceeded during the movement of their goods across Europe. You’ll be in communication with a variety of people and using IT systems to process requirements from customers and overseas agents. It’s a varied role and your training will equip you to be involved in problem solving, finance tracking and supporting the account managers with their day-to-day duties.

Your Responsibilities 

Our Road Logistics Sales Apprenticeship is a 2-year programme, combining practical on-the-job training with study towards the Level 2 Customer Service certificate followed by the Level 4 Sales Executive apprenticeship. You will work within a successful Sales team while learning everything you need to know to be a top sales performer whilst supported by your peers, your managers, and the apprenticeship team within Kuehne+Nagel.

Your apprenticeship will include:

  • Face to face workshops
  • 1:1 meeting with your personal tutor every month
  • On the job training to enable you to put into practice the skills you are learning

In the first part of your apprenticeship, you will focus on getting to grips with delivering excellent customer service, and in the second part you will build on this foundation to develop specialist Sales skills – you may even be given your own Customer Service or Sales Account to manage! Beyond this, there is an opportunity for successful apprentices to secure a full-time position and promotion into a Freight Account Manager role, as well as achieving bonuses and pay rises connected to the apprenticeship programme.

You’ll be learning how to:

  • Efficiently process bookings from clients and overseas agents on to the system.
  • Provide operational support for the Freight Account Managers when required.
  • Liaise with all relevant parties throughout the shipment to organise the movement of goods.
  • Deal with any issues that may arise during a shipment and ensure the client and/or Freight Account Manager is updated.
  • Process sales and purchase invoices of the branch.
  • When deemed necessary, aiding in the completion of other departmental work to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the department as a whole to ensure customer service, internal or external, is continually maintained.

Future Prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, there is the opportunity to secure a full-time role within the Overland Sales Team. After gaining your qualifications and learning how to be an effective member of the team, successful apprentices are expected to be ready for promotion into a Freight Account Manager role.

You will have the opportunity to receive pay raises and bonuses during your apprenticeship but, beyond this, Freight Account Managers also have the potential to receive a Company Car and gain access to an attractive performance related bonus scheme.

Reality Check

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). 
For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

  • Excellent Customer service skills
  • Excellent Communication skills - verbal, written and telephone skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Computer literate and able to adapt to in house systems

Qualities Required

  • Strong personality
  • Resilience
  • A drive for success
  • A want to be the best that you can be
  • A willingness to learn 
  • Supportive of the business and of your peers

Qualifications Required

  • Five GCSE's or equivalent including maths and English at grade 4/C or equivalent.

Training Provided

  • Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
  • English and maths Functional Skills (if required)
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