Trainee Import Clerk – Basildon (England)


Trainee Import Clerk – Essex – VR/21917

Our client, a global logistics service provider, is looking for a Trainee Import Clerk to join their team based in Essex.

Trainee Import Clerk main duties include:

  • Taking bookings – creating files both manually and on the computer system
  • Liaising with overseas agents, customers and hauliers
  • Negotiating rates with shipping companies and charging files
  • Advising customers of arrival of cargo into the UK
  • Planning loads and sending load lists to agents
  • Checking manifests once received
  • Receiving and checking relevant import documentation and passing on to shipping lines
  • Preparing export documentation, i.e. Bills of Lading
  • Passing purchase invoices and dealing with any queries

Skills Required from Trainee Import Clerk:

  • Must have at least two years’ experience dealing with imports in some capacity.
  • Excellent customer service experience
  • Confident communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Can work to deadlines and handle pressure
  • Quick thinker / problem solving
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic character
  • Ability to work with and support a team
  • Computer literate

The ideal candidate must have at least two years’ experience dealing with imports and be keen to build a career in the freight forwarding industry.

In return, the successful Trainee Import Clerk will receive salary according to skills and experience.

If you’re interested; click ‘Apply Now’, or email our Shipping team on


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