Import and Export clerk roles can be highly challenging and interesting for the right people. An Import or export clerk deals with the day to day administration of international business transactions. Whether it's checking an incoming order is complete and signing it off, or ensuring shipments are sent in a timely fashion.
When it comes to recruiting for an Import Clerk or Export Clerk role recruiters are looking for people with an interest in business. A degree is not essential but is useful when it comes to career progression. Business and finance related topics are preferred.
You'll find that these roles are entry level, they're an interesting way to get your foot in the door when it comes to a career in operations or import/ export management. If you're looking to progress within this field then taking a course is definitely the way to do it. The highest climbers do so through gaining a greater understanding of the inner workings of a business.
Location wise you'll find that these positions are distributed across the UK, as long as you're reasonably near an airport there are often roles available, although there are a higher concentration of these vacancies near to the main London airports thanks to air links.