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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  • A leading recruitment specialist with a portfolio of globally respected clients in Shipping. Axis Recruitment's consultants utilise their industry experience and exclusive candidate talent pool to source the most in demand, professionals for all hires within your organisation. Our consultants are experienced and are able to respond expertly and efficiently to our client's requirements. Visit our website for testimonials or call us today!
    Coverage North West England
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    • The Exchange, 1st John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1DD
    • Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1DS
    • 40 Princess Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 6DE
    • 1 Warwick Row, London, SW1E 5ER
  • 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, WC2B 6AA
  • Import and Export Freight Execs available
    Coverage North West England
    • 27-29 Library Street, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1NN
  • We know how to find people, just ask one of the oldest freight forwarders in the UK! Bills of lading, certificates of origin, customs procedures, import and export, trade lanes and more..... Just ask....
    Coverage UK wide
    • Churchill House, 12 Mosley Street, Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & wear, NE1 1DE
    • Suite 82, Lang Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M30 7NJ
  • 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
  • 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
    • Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2PG
    • Cooper House, 2 Michael Road, London, SW6 2AD
    • MBW-i, McBarron Wood House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP178PB
  • 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

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Medium Pay:£23,250
High Pay:£35,000
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