International Trade Apprentice Accelerates Local Export Company

Local business One Source has taken on a new International Trade Apprentice to help them cope after a sustained period of growth for the organisation.

The International Trade Apprenticeship provides an exciting opportunity to support businesses to grow their export potential. The Apprenticeship can support both new and existing staff and is an ideal way to build capacity and develop skilled individuals, with practical expertise around international markets and trade.

It allows individuals to learn and develop the skills required for employment and career progression in the international trade and logistics sector. The off-the-job training element of the Apprenticeship provides an understanding of different modes of transport, customs documentation, as well as developing an appreciation of wider skills and knowledge associated with trading internationally.

One Source, who supply award winning products to organisations of all sizes across all sectors and to sites across the world (including across Europe, the US and Hong Kong), were won over by Paris Calder who attended an interview after choosing Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber Training as her Apprenticeship training provider.

The organisation's plans for Paris are very exciting, including travel to the Far East to visit their head office in Hong Kong. One Source were looking for an Apprentice that would be outgoing and passionate about customer service and shows a willingness to visit and get to know their customers first hand. Paris fitted the bill perfectly and will also have the opportunity to attend a host of exhibition events throughout the country and represent One Source.

The International Trade Apprenticeship is for those who are in administrative roles within the international trade and logistics sector and who are involved in arranging the international transportation of goods. It offers a great way for organisations to attract new, young talent as well as develop the existing workforce.