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Freight Forwarder

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Freight forwarders arrange the movement of goods across the world for importers and exporters. They decide on which combination of air, rail, road and sea transport provides the most suitable and cost-effective method.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting pay for trainees is around £13,000 to £18,000 a year, rising to around £25,000 to £29,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to around £45,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
5555
1.6 %
RISE
2023
5643
  United Kingdom
2018
75183
2.4 %
RISE
2023
76952

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British International Freight Association (BIFA)
Tel: 020 8844 2266
Website: http://www.bifa.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/British-International-Freight-Association-BIFA-823213664362745/?ref=page_internal

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK)
Website: http://www.ciltuk.org.uk
Twitter: @ciltuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cilt.uk

Institute of Export
Tel: 01733 404400
Website: http://www.export.org.uk/
Twitter: @IOExport
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/instituteofexport

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