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Send me your CV and I will forward to suitable employers who have opportunities.

Carl Hobbis
Training Development Manager
07595 455877 or email

BIFA does not manage the apprenticeship programme, so you will need an ATA to do this for you.

Apprentice Training Providers (ATAs)

The companies detailed below are delivering the International Freight Forwarding standard and they all have good UK coverage, irrespective of their location. In addition, they are also embedding our one-day Introduction course and our BTEC Customs qualification into their programmes. Some may be able to help with recruitment and any questions you may have regarding funding as well.

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Ceri Tranter

Outsource Training and Development
T: 08455 199 455

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James Billingham

Logistics Skills Alliance c/o West Thames College
T: 0208 326 2150

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Jason Lam

SR Education
T: 0194920976

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Debbie Shandley

The Real Apprenticeship Company
T: 01926 298024

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Stuart McDonagh

Merlin Supply Chain Solutions
T: 01536 533533

Are you looking for an apprenticeship?

One of the big attractions of choosing a career in Freight Forwarding is the different pathways that your career could take you. Here you can read a range of case studies from established BIFA Members supporting this. You can also see top tips from existing apprentices as to why you should consider it.

Industry Insights from apprentices

Working in this industry is very challenging and exciting, the thrill of winning your first account and doing your first shipment is a great feeling. I would encourage anyone to work in this industry, it’s completely different to your standard admin job.


What I love is that you never know what you’re going to get, every shipment is different and you don’t know what it’ll be until you open your emails in the morning. Every day is a learning curve.


Industry Insights from employers

I love bringing new people into this fascinating business as they always come with fresh ideas. I feel we should all be investing in the next generation of freight forwarders.

Ian Mallon, Managing Director, Neon Freight