Work-based learning programmes for you and your employer

Our apprenticeship programmes provide proven benefits to employers, existing company employees looking to upskill and new apprentices. The apprenticeships are delivered by IOEx Ltd.

For employers, it can provide organisations with a competent, skilled workforce and support all businesses trading 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.

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

  • Work alongside experienced staff
  • Gain job-specific skills
  • Apply learned theory directly to your workplace
  • Earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • Study towards a relevant qualification


International Freight Forwarding Specialist Apprenticeship

Level 3: International Freight Forwarding Specialist Apprenticeship

This A Level equivalent course equips a freight forwarder apprentice with an understanding of how freight moves, customs procedures and costings. Students can take either the air, road or sea freight pathway

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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


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