International Trade / Logistics Internship - Water Treatment

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Contract type
Fixed term
Working Pattern
Full time
Peterborough, PE2 6SE
Dates that interviews will take place
March 2019
£17,500 + great benefits
Summary of vacancy

International trade / logistics Intern Opportunity:- July 2019 - July 2020

Water is a scarce resource and we pride ourselves in tackling this problem head on, finding cutting edge solutions to allow our customers to recover and reuse industrial water. We are now recruiting interns, for the 2019/2020 academic year, to join us for a 12mth placement.

Peterborough facility overview:

Our UK head office site has two functional areas; an engineering facility that designs and builds mobile water treatment equipment, and a plant that regenerates ion exchange resin and works with cutting edge membrane technologies to provide mobile water treatment equipment for customers.

We are a really friendly site, big enough to give you a good introduction to the corporate world, but small enough that you will know everyone that you work with and will understand the importance of building good working relationships early in your placement.

The Opportunity:

The Logistics intern will work for the Logistics Manager and will be responsible for list of key roles listed below in Peterborough facility and Projects. Outgoing and interested in how things work and international trade, you will have a natural curiosity that will prompt you to explore where we could be working smarter, faster and better, and we will see the output from this in cost savings.

Flexible and with great people skills, you won’t mind helping out with other tasks when we are busy and it’s an ‘all hands’ situation; You will understand early on that our customers matter to us.

Logistics is one of those departments you never think about or realise just how important it is for the company! We are responsible for two critical aspects of international business. The first is logistics – the coordination, planning, execution and management of transporting goods. We work with suppliers and service partners to make that happen. The second aspect of international business is trade compliance – facilitating the import and export of product across borders adhering to applicable laws and regulations.

You will spend most of your time across the office environment but will also be hands on in the Plant and in the yard coming face to face with the loading and unloading of equipment, along with having key driver interaction. Working with our teams and growing in skills and confidence as you progress through the internship, leaving a legacy of meaningful work at the end of your tenure.

Key activity and experience you'll develop:

  • Document creation, shipping invoices, packing lists, CMR, ATR, EUR 1, Certs of origin
  • Customer deliverable management making sure we are on time, every time.
  • SAP business tool: MM, Inventory, Purchasing, Sales orders
  • Environment Health & Safety (EHS), MOC, Fleet maintenance, Vendor onboarding
  • Sourcing: finding suppliers and services, Implementing SOP’s
  • Develop and implement supplier KPI measurements and actively monitor their performance
  • Proactively monitor supplier performance and develop vendors to improve on-time delivery
  • Participate in meetings on departments Metrics
  • Extended Support for Commercial Engineering team, Pilot team, Mobile PM team and Plant supports
  • Learn about international trade, Incoterms, contract management of payment risks, rules of origin, customs arrangements (Import and export declarations)
  • Global trade compliance.

Required skills and beneficial knowledge:

  • Logistics & supply chain candidates preferred but not essential
  • Strong attention to detail with a good level of numeracy
  • A talent for problem-solving and driving issues to closure
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Any knowledge of Logistics and International Trade.

We encourage our interns to be the best that they can be – are you ready for the challenge?

About the role


Closing Date
This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.