International Freight Forwarding Specialist Apprenticeship
For over 12 months, BIFA have been supporting a group of employers developing a relevant apprenticeship in the Freight Forwarding sector.
Although we are still awaiting approval for a course assessment plan - a decision that is expected imminently - we are excited to announce that the standard for the International Freight Forwarding Specialist Apprenticeship scheme has finally been approved.
Set at Level 3 (A Level) with a minimum duration of 18 months, the new apprenticeship will provide students with core knowledge and skills including; industry awareness, customs procedures and commercial. At the beginning of the programme, apprentices will also be given one of three pathways; air freight, ocean freight or road freight, to reflect the focus of our member’s operations. Whichever pathway apprentices take, specific knowledge and skills will be acquired in addition to the three mandatory modules.
You can view the standard here:
For more information contact our Training and Development Manager, Carl Hobbis, firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has been involved in creating the standard: Kuehne + Nagel, Davies Turner, DHL, Metro Shipping, Hellmann, Neon Freight, OIA Global, DSV Air & Sea, Dachser, DB Schenker, Panalpina, Intelligent Global Logistics, Maltacourt and Yusen Logistics.
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