Work-based learning programmes for you and your employer

The Institute of Export & International Trade has launched a new division, IOEx Ltd, which provides employers with the opportunity to train their teams through work-based apprenticeship programmes.

We understand, that as an employer, you will be looking for the best training solutions to develop the skills of your staff and drive efficiency within your business. We support a number of employers by implementing apprenticeship programmes that allow them to fill the skill gaps, give their teams growth opportunities and improve the performance of their operations.

They can transform organisations of all sizes, building a competent, skilled and agile workforce which is able to fully support any business that trades internationally, from exporting companies, importers, logistics companies, banks, software providers and trade consultants.

Training is specifically tailored to ensure existing company employees and apprentices develop the skills the employer wants and needs, reducing skills shortages and removing barriers to businesses trading internationally. Our sector specialist Apprenticeship Delivery Coaches will plan, agree and deliver agreed learning aims and ensure that the learning has been effective and embedded throughout the learning journey.

Studying for an apprenticeship qualification allows learners to combine practical training in their job with focussed study aims. These qualifications provide the opportunity for employees to:

Why employers should consider apprenticeship programmes

  • Your team will gain job-specific skills through practical application
  • Enhance the knowledge of key skills including freight forwarding, operations, leadership and management
  • Apply theoretical knowledge with confidence and authority
  • Understand and implement collaborative working practices
  • Potential apprenticeship funding options available
  • Apprentices achieve a sector relevant qualification

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Apprenticeship standards offered by IOEx

level 2 warehouse operative apprenticeship

Level 2: Supply Chain Warehouse Operative

This apprenticeship is designed to teach knowledge, skills and behaviours that ensure operational or departmental managers within your organisation are able to achieve and surpass operational goals and objectives.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to handle goods safely in and out of the storage facility. This will involve the unloading of goods from lorries, trains, ships or planes, the identification and checking of the product and then putting it away in a storage location. Operatives will pick products from storage locations to satisfy customer orders.

Warehouse Operatives will typically work in large buildings and often have a shift working pattern in order to provide a twenty-four-hour operation.

Typical job roles that are ideally suited for this apprenticeship include, but are not limited to:

  • Forklift truck operator
  • Picker
  • Store person
  • Warehouse assistant
  • Warehouse operative
  • Warehouse person

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International Freight Forwarding Specialist Apprenticeship

Level 3: International Freight Forwarding Specialist Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship equips a freight forwarder apprentice with an understanding of how freight moves, customs procedures, tariffs and costings. On completion of the 11 core duties of freight forwarding, an apprentice will then focus on one of three specialist pathways – air, road or ocean.

This will allow increased focus on the main means of import/export that an employee is most tasked with, or provide a more expansive breadth of knowledge to further enhance their operational capability.

Typical job roles that are ideally suited for this apprenticeship include, but are not limited to:

  • Freight forwarder
  • Air freight forwarder
  • Freight forwarding specialist
  • Import/export administrator or clerk
  • Import/export customer service or freight coordinator
  • Import/export freight forwarder
  • Sea freight forwarder
  • Shipping coordinator

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team leader Apprenticeship

Level 3: Team Leader or Supervisor

This apprenticeship will develop team leaders and supervisors into confident, resilient, and effective line managers. It will allow them to develop and consolidate their skillset and aid them in all areas of management, able to develop team members and form collaborative working units that further boost an organisations effectiveness and cohesiveness.

By learning how to manage projects, understanding how to plan and monitor workloads and make optimum use of resources, you can be confident that your line managers will embody your organisations ethos with a heightened sense of business acumen. Able to develop team members, manage projects and deliver operational plans, resolve problems, and building relationships both internally and externally, this is a truly transformative apprenticeship.

Typical job roles that are ideally suited for this apprenticeship include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervisor
  • Team Leader
  • Project officer
  • Shift supervisor
  • Foreperson
  • Shift manager

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Leadership and Operational Apprenticeship

Level 5: Operational or Departmental Manager

This apprenticeship is designed to teach knowledge, skills and behaviours that ensure operational or departmental managers within your organisation are able to achieve and surpass operational goals and objectives.

They will be able to create and deliver business wide operational plans, project manage and as well as bolstering their workforce management skills, they will learn how to manage change, resources and finances.

An apprentice will also learn not only how to identify talent but to coach and mentor those identified to reach their true potential.

Typical job roles that are ideally suited for this apprenticeship include, but are not limited to:

  • Operations manager
  • Regional manager
  • Divisional manager
  • Department manager
  • Specialist manager

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Businesses with an annual pay bill of £3m+ pay 0.5% of their wage bill to the Government for an apprenticeship levy. In return, employers are provided with the opportunity to offset levy payments against approved apprenticeship qualifications.

This applies for all employees irrespective of age and job role, including employees who are new to the company.

To find out more on Apprenticeships in International Trade, please telephone us on 01733 404400 or email apprenticeships@export.org.uk

 

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