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Logistics Coordinator Apprenticeship

  • European Metal Recycling
  • Portsmouth

Logistics Coordinator Apprenticeship


Employer: European Metal Recycling

Location: Portsmouth

Weekly Wage: £246

Duration: 13 Months

Hours: 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday (1 hour unpaid lunch break)

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who enjoys working with people and organising tasks, as this role underpins the transport services for our internal and external customers. 

This Apprenticeship is ideally suited to an individual who is interested in a future career in Logistics and Transport. Upon successful completion of the Transport Coordinator Apprenticeship, further job opportunities would be available.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Representing the company professionally and being courteous with stakeholders at all times.
  • Supporting the Transport Manager and other transport staff in carrying out their duties.
  • Talking to customers and recording transport requests.
  • Learning how to route deliveries and collections to meet customers needs.
  • Promoting and helping ensure compliance with transport policies, procedures and legislation.
  • Helping to ensure vehicles are scheduled for service / safety inspections when required.
  • Collating various reports for the Transport Manager to review.
  • Supporting a positive Health and Safety ethic within the team.
  • Reviewing and file transport related records.
  • Helping ensure drivers complete paperwork correctly.
  • Capturing feedback from stakeholders, either positive  or negative and report this for review.
  • Using planning / routing / tracking software in line with instruction and training.
  • Managing drivers training records and training plans.
  • Tracking equipment and managing transport digital data.

The role can evolve into ‘transport planner’ or ‘transport coordinator’, with the former being responsible for customer service delivery by efficient vehicle routing and the latter doing the same as well as driver management and  basic compliance work.  From there the next step is often ‘assistant transport manager’ leading into a ‘transport manager’ role. Full training is given for each role often leading to a Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Transport.


Skills and Qualifications Required

Exceptional communication skills are required to effectively work with team members but also to assist customers and suppliers with any potential queries they may have.

  • GCSE English and Mathematics, Grade A – C (or equivalent) or willing to work towards it.
  • An IT qualification and/or experience of using spreadsheets and databases or willing to work towards it.


Personal Qualities

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • A good understanding of the importance of confidentiality.
  • Accuracy and the attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure

Transport offices are often stressful, high pressure working environments where quick, logical thinking is required and staff must support each other and remain calm and professional at all times. If you are not a team player, get easily flustered or are forgetful then this role isn’t for you! Sometimes working longer hours or rearranging breaks is required to get the job done but we work as a team, we have a common purpose, together we regularly achieve challenging goals.


  • About EMR

  • A global leader in metal recycling employing 4500 staff across 170 locations around the world. The recycling process begins with the collection of scrap metal from businesses, manufacturers, construction sites, government bodies and the general public. The Company’s Learning & Development function offers a range of services, taking responsibility for the development, training and progression of our UK employees. Their aim is to ensure that staff can maximise their ability and prepare them for the next step in their career.


  • How to Apply

  • If you're interested in this position, please click the 'apply now' button. You must attach an up to date CV to be considered. Successful candidates will be contacted via telephone to discuss the next stages, which will include an assessment day on 16th January 2020.