Trainee Import & Export Administrator

  • Location
    Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Salary
    £ 16000 - £ 19000 / Year
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Procurement and Supply Chain
  • External Reference

Trainee Import & Export Administrator
Upto £19k
Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

Are you looking for an opportunity to kick start your career with one of the UK's top manufacturing & distribution companies?
Adecco UK are privileged to be working alongside this superb business looking for a trainee or apprentice who will work hard, learn at pace and succeed in earning progression and an honourable career

Are you



Good memory / Retain information

Confident and not scared to ask questions

Passionate to do your best and have a career export & import, shipping

Proficient in Microsoft Office package (Excel, Word, and perhaps PowerPoint,)

You will receive training and support from an experienced team to enable you to learn the precise nature of the work, demanding composure, and attention to detail.
You will need to think on your feet, and along the way learn how to problem solve and be a solutions' driven person.

You will be an integral person in the Operations Team, you will be part of that supporting infrastructure which is crucial for the smooth running of the business. You will have the opportunity to work alongside all departments and people at all levels in a family-run business.

You may have some experience with the systems we use, or you may be starting from scratch, you will experience the world of Purchasing and Shipment of goods. Training using our systems can and will be provided. You will know how to work a computer, be computer literate and be able to take on an administration role.

You will want to be that important cog; you will want to be delivering great service to your internal and external customers alike and start building a career for yourself.


  • To support the delivery of customer orders from initial purchase order to the factory to final dispatch, on time and in full.

  • Receive, check, and process factory shipping documents (in English) for shipments to UK and internationally

  • Receive data reports from factories, log shipping container numbers, vessel names, etc against the internal system.

  • Create, check, and confirm customers' shipping documentation.

  • Process shipping documentation within the internal system.

  • To be confident and have a good level of written English when using Microsoft Outlook as your main avenue of communication with customers and suppliers.

  • You will be a whizz at problem-solving, enjoy investigating anomalies, and be able to resolve them to a satisfactory outcome and report findings to your peers.

  • Work alongside the UK warehouse to ensure freight forwarder bookings are made for domestic orders.

Skills Required

  • To have a keen interest learning about Export and/or Logistics.

  • An eye for detail is required, the need to be inquisitive and be confident to ask questions.

  • An ability to use your initiative, 'think on your feet'.

  • Some administration experience advantageous but training will be given.

  • Excellent ability to work with external and internal customers.

  • Proven ability to work to a high standard under pressure.

  • The ability to pick up tasks quickly and build strong working relationships with peers and suppliers.

  • Good IT skills and be proficient in MS Office, specifically, Outlook, Word, and Excel, training can also be provided for Excel.

  • Excellent attention to detail with good numeracy, literacy, and organisational skills.

  • A highly professional approach, the ability to work well in a team and solo.

  • Ability to work to deadlines.

  • Excellent organisational skills.

  • Able to take instruction, then interpret and implement accurately.

  • Knowledge of Sage software would be lovely but not essential.

The Detail

Salary is negotiable £16-19k depending on experience.

Core hours are Monday - Friday 08.00am - 4.00pm.

Flexibility in peak season is required.

Location: Blackpool

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Please apply with your CV to: Julie Cameron