Freight Forwarding recruitment agency listing

Freight forwarding agents provide a link between manufacturers and shipping companies to organise the movement of goods within the UK and internationally by rail, road, sea and air freight. They provide employment opportunities for candidates who are numerate and with good computer skills. Freight forwarders and their recruitment agencies often seek staff with knowledge of geography, good planning abilities and attention to detail.
There are more than 20 large freight forwarders in the UK. Because they do not physically move freight, agents are based all over the country.
There is no shortage of skills in the freight forwarding sector but companies hiring staff need GCSE passes (especially Maths) and ideally some IT skills. Job applications should also stress any previous office experience and foreign languages. Employers may also demand A-levels. Some forwarding agents offer apprenticeships while larger companies run graduate training schemes for recruits with degrees or BTEC qualifications.
Forwarding agent, traffic office or shipping clerk roles are office-based. Job duties include assessing quantities of goods to be moved, booking space, negotiating rates, agreeing schedules, arranging insurance and inputting details to computer.
Salaries range from £15,000 to £25,000 (depending on location and experience. Managers can earn up to £40,000 annually.

 
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  • At Axis we let our statistics speak for themselves: 3:1 interview to placement ratio: 97.5% right first time shortlists: 16 days average delivery: 77% of candidates placed were passive (NOT VIA JOB BOARDS) Temporary & Permanent solutions, including Search & Selection projects delivered by The Advocate Group (Sister Co). We will consult and advise you on the most effective solution to ensure on time project delivery and your repeat business.
    Coverage North West England & North Wales
    • Merchant House, Crook Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2BE
    • Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1DS
    • Imperial Court, 2 Exchange Quay, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M5 3EB
  • Our key strengths lie in market knowledge, communication and excellence in analysis and selection to make sure that we find the right match for both candidates and clients. We take the long-term view, and above all, are concerned we put the right people into the right organisations.
    Coverage UK Wide and Internationally
    • 11a Broad Parade, Essex, Hockley, SS5 5DA
  • We specialise in Office Business Support roles including languages and Digital Media roles at all levels in Central London and offer a team of experienced and professional Consultants who are willing to go the extra mile to assist in your recruitment needs, we work quickly and efficiently to support you.
    Coverage London
    • 88 Kingsway, Holborn, London, Greater London, WC2B 6AA
  • Jobseeker tip provided by Agency Central Ltd

    International Freight Forwarding firms may be looking to recruit staff to work overseas. This means that candidates with multilingual skills will have an advantage when applying for jobs in the field.

  • Prodrive Recruitment are the South East's fastest growing recruitment agency. We provide temporary cover for some of the UK's largest distribution companies. We offer full time and part time hours, temp to perm roles. Excellent rates, overtime and uniform provided. Prodrive offers a truly professional permanent and temporary staff recruitment service for the Logistics Sector including Air, Sea, Warehouse and Road Freight personnel.
    Coverage Essex, Kent, London, Herts, Suffolk
    • 5 Grover Walk, Essex, Corringham, SS17 7LU
  • Import and Export Freight Execs available
    Coverage 15 mile radius of Wigan
    • 27-29 Library Street, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1NN
  • With over 20 years experience in recruitment covering a large number of industry sectors, we are a local Recruitment Agency providing local people to local companies in Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk.
    Coverage Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex
    • Unit 5 East Suffolk Business Centre, King Georges Avenue, Ipswich, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4US
  • Jobseeker tip provided by Agency Central Ltd

    Freight Forwarders who are looking to progress in their career should work towards gaining chartered status. This is provided by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) UK and will require professionals to have an accredited degree, as well as four years of relevant experience in the sector.

  • Our shipping functional practice is headed by an ex Operations Director from a Freight & Logistics background. Supported by a superb research team, this practice area boast over 20 years experience of recruiting critical hires for our clients positions. We truly are specialists within this arena, call us NOW!
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Cooper House, 2 Michael Road, London, SW6 2AD
    • MBW-i, McBarron Wood House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP178PB
    • Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2PG
  • Established 13 years, JLC Solutions is an independent recruitment specialist of Logistics and Supply Chain Middle and Senior Management. Based in the East Midlands, we work with clients throughout the whole of the UK and also internationally. Our clients include well known blue chip companies as well as smaller organisations. Clients and candidates can be assured of a discrete, professional and personal service, prepared to go the extra mile.
    Coverage All UK
    • 3 Symington Way, Market Harborough, Leics, LE167XA

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Freight Forwarding Salary Rates
Low Pay:£18,818
Medium Pay:£23,250
High Pay:£35,000
6 Month Change:No Change
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Average Freight Forwarding Salaries by Region
Scotland
£28k
North East
£28k
Yorkshire &
Humberside

£24k
Midlands
£25k
East Anglia
£24k
London
£29k
Home Counties
£27k
South East
£25k
South West
£29k
Wales
£30k
North West
£25k
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