Job Title: Trainee Ocean Central Planning Office (CPO) Import Co-Ordinator
Location: DA2 6QJ
Salary:      Competitive PLUS Benefits – Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 17.30hrs (37.5 hours per week)

Davies Turner is one of the largest independent Freight Forwarding Companies in the UK. Family ran and owned since 1870. Top Track 250 Companies awarded by Sunday Times.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to join our Central Ocean Import Department. This permanent position is suited to a person looking to gain hands-on administrative experience in a thriving and supportive workplace.

Role & Responsibilities
Based within the Central Ocean Imports department you will work as part of a team and assist with:


  • Arranging import shipment bookings
  • Preparing quotations
  • Liaising with our customers, offices and overseas partners
  • Charging files, passing invoices and dealing with queries
  • Attention to detail, adaptable and willing to learn
  • A team player keen to play a part in the success of the department.
  • Excellent communication skills – dealing with customers, keeping them updated, solving problems.
  • Good Commercial awareness.

For this Trainee opportunity, if you have the following skills and experience, we want to hear from you:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Keen eye for detail, adaptable with a willingness to learn
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft programmes
  • Ability to work in a customer focused environment in a professional manner
  • A team player, keen to play a part in the success of the department

This position is based at Edison’s Park, Dartford and would suit someone living within a 30 minute commute of the office.

We believe that this valuable range of benefits together with a competitive salary, offers an overall benefits package befitting of a caring, family-owned Company.

Davies Turner is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity in its employment practices.

Benefits for this position include:
  • Up to 25 days holidays plus Bank Holidays
  • Life Cover
  • Profit Related Pay
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Discounted store/shopping benefit scheme
  • Private Healthcare
  • Car Parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mandatory Training

To apply for this exciting opportunity please submit your CV now.

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