Apprentice - Customs Entry Clerk

Level: 3


Employer: AVOCET CLEARANCE LIMITED


Location: Unit 109 Ducie House

Avocet Clearance Ltd have an exciting new International Freight Forwarder Apprenticeship! You will work towards your level 3 qualification, managing and supporting our dynamic team. The role will involve raising jobs and creating basic customs declarations and learning the requirements for different routes and scenarios.

Duration: 18 Months

Expected start date: 05/09/2022

Hours per week: 37.5 hours

Wage: 13500 (Annually)

Job role includes

The role will involve raising jobs and creating basic customs declarations and learning the requirements for different routes and scenarios. Once qualified you will have an opportunity to progress within Avocet Clearance.

Operational

  • Raising job files including identifying the customer and establishing the importer / exporter.
  • Completing various customs declarations including ENS, import, export and transit.
  • Check and confirm shipping documents are in order to enable customs clearance and release.
  • Use FCP/Destin8 and CNS to claim manifest UCN's.
  • Complete and transmit customs declaration via CargoWise in a timely manner, prior to vessel or truck arrival where possible.

Financial

  • Ensuring Duty/Vat and service invoices are raised (where required) in a timely manner once the entry has been completed and transmitted.

About employer

We are a young and growing customs brokerage business with a dynamic team who specialise in facilitating the movement of goods across borders through declarations and transport arrangements as required by the client. We are open 7 days a week and are working towards being 24/7 by the end of the year.

  • weighting: Essential
  • qualificationType: GCSE or equivalent
  • subject: 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English
  • grade: 9 - 4 / A*- C

The qualification you will achieve from this apprenticeship is International freight forwarding specialist level 3.

The apprenticeship programme design will be built around the standard and individual apprentice and employer needs. This will consist of:

  • A fully embedded induction programme delivered by the employer and Seetec Outsource Training and skills.
  • An initial assessment of your skills, knowledge and behaviours in order to develop and enhance your career and personal progression.
  • In line with the with functional skills requirements set by the standard, (where applicable), we will analyse and continuously develop English and Mathematics.
  • On the job training delivered by the employer.
  • Allocation of an apprenticeship delivery coach who will carry out:
    • Regular training.
    • Assessment and support visits to ensure you acquire new learning, knowledge skills and behaviours in order to progress and develop.
    • Identify, track and support 20% off the job training activities
    • Quarterly formal progress review meetings; identifying learning achievements and next steps.
    • Individual learning plan - this will be used as part of a professional discussion during your reflective progress review meeting and track the 20% off the job training progress.
    • A journey of learning activities over the length of the apprenticeship programme.
    • Access to on-line learning and an e-portfolio where you will be able to gather evidence to demonstrate your performance ensuring your apprenticeship - this evidence can be used to towards your end point assessment.
    • End point assessment - this takes place at the end of the apprenticeship to ensure you have developed the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for the job role. This may consist of at least 3-4 of the below activities:
      • Professional discussion
      • Observation
      • Portfolio of evidence, apprentice showcase
      • Research project
      • Multi-choice knowledge test
      • Work based project

    For candidates with a ‘can-do’ attitude. Progression usually takes one of two routes, either moving to a customs brokerage technical position, or an account manager sales and customer service focused role.

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team working
  • Initiative

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Duration: 18 months

Expected start date: 28/3/2022

Hours per week: 37.5 hours

Wage: 146.25 (weekly)

Job role includes

  • Explore what an apprenticeship is and how they work.
  • Understand what it means to be an apprentice.
  • Discover different apprenticeship types, get application hints and tips, and apply for vacancies.

About employer

Employer description

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills