Guidance

Traffic office apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the traffic office sector.

Work in a traffic office is focused on the logistics sector and revolves around getting goods to where they need to go via the correct route and by the allotted time.

Training opportunities

The role of a traffic officer can vary dramatically depending on the size of the company.

There are around 17,000 traffic officers currently working in the UK, but many more logistics companies, so it is often quite a broad role encompassing:

  • dealing with customer enquiries
  • issuing vehicle keys
  • ensuring the movement of goods by land, air and sea.

Employers in logistics are keen to attract a diverse range of new employees to traffic officer roles and there is currently a big push to get more women and unrepresented ethnic groups into the industry.

Types of apprenticeships

There are around 100 new apprentices undertaking intermediate level placements every year.

At this level, apprentices will take on more administrative duties.

At the advanced level they could be:

  • managing other staff members
  • working at an operational level
  • organising drivers
  • reporting on fleet management systems.

Job roles:

Intermediate level apprenticeships:

  • traffic office clerk

Advanced level apprenticeships:

  • traffic office manager