Meg, Supply Chain Co-Ordinator – Apprenticeship
Don’t be afraid to get stuck in, I got straight on the phones not long after I started. This sped up my development and enabled me to quickly understand the role and support the team, helping resolve problems alongside customer enquiries.
Andre, Trade Sales Co-Ordinator – University
Always ask lots of questions, keep a positive mind set and be patient with yourself. Listening goes a long way and try to push your ideas with facts and figures. You will never stop learning but it’s the best thing about the industry.
Joe, Air Freight Co Ordinator – Apprenticeship
Expect to learn new things every day.
There will always be changes and challenges to overcome but it is a good sense of achievement when you’ve supported a client and gained new experience.
Lena, Supply Chain Supervisor – University
Learn as much as you can and make the most of the experience available. It’s such a wide-ranging industry, even after decades there will be things you won’t know in-depth. If you’re open to trying different roles there are many opportunities.
Hannah, Business Development Manager – Apprenticeship
Find yourself a mentor. It’s a fast paced industry, take LOTS of notes when training and don’t be afraid to ask for help. I have worked in shipping lines and in forwarding. From my experience in both I found that what I enjoy and excel in is customer service.