Global supply-chain solutions provider freight forwarding company Allport Cargo Services announced the launch of their unique Freight Forwarding Apprenticeship programme last week.

A programme that truly meets the challenges that their business and the wider freight forwarding profession faces.

The Logistics Skills Alliance worked with Allport Cargo Services to conduct awareness sessions within the business to promote the programme to existing members of staff looking to enhance their professional development.

Logistics Skills Alliance’s James Billingham

Working with Allport Cargo Services operations managers and HR means that we have a programme that truly meets the challenges that their business and the wider freight forwarding profession faces. We have built specific master classes linked to customs procedures in light of the new Customs Declaration System.


HR Manager Beth Clarke of Allport Cargo Services commented

Allport Cargo Services has a history of investing in new talent and providing existing staff the opportunity to develop new skills that provides structured high quality training. We believe this programme not only adds real value to our business across multiple divisions but also provides colleagues within the business a recognised, role specific freight forwarding qualification. Working together with the LSA to design this programme means that we have integrated the Allport Cargo Services core values and business critical needs alongside recognised freight forwarding training programmes such as BIFA’s Customs Export and Import Procedures course.


The International Freight Forwarding Apprenticeship Standard was developed by a Freight Forwarders employers’ group, facilitated by BIFA. It covers core modules such as Customs Procedures, Freight Movement, Customer Service and Freight Costing. The programme is a level 3 apprenticeship with a recommended duration of 18 months.


Valerie Glynn, Group HR Director of Allport Cargo Services,

We have been actively involved in the development of this long awaited apprenticeship that the sector has desperately needed. We have a strong commitment to support the development of our existing staff and delighted that colleagues across depots are taking the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge across business critical areas through the programme.