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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 use computer systems to 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 is around £18,000 to £25,000 a year, rising to around £28,000 to £30,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to around £45,000 a year at a senior level.

There may also be benefits such as bonuses or a company car. 

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Useful Subjects

Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
5113
1.2 %
RISE
2029
5173
  United Kingdom
2024
73065
3.2 %
RISE
2029
75398

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

Video

Courtesy of Freight Network Group

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/

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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