KMB Shipping Group

We are a worldwide freight forwarding company, serving our customers for over 30 years. Our specialist areas are Sea and Air Freight Shipping, European Logistics, Bulk Haulage, and UK and Domestic transport services

Sector : Public Transport & Logistics

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Where is your business based?

Dudley, West Midlands

What is your name?

Paul Hull

What is your role within the business?

Director

What does your business do?

Freight forwarding

What is special about your business - what makes it a great place to work?

We are a relatively young, diverse and vibrant team, with a great teamwork dynamic and energetic atmosphere.

How many people do you employ?

17

What skills and qualities do you look for in new employees? Why should people look at jobs in this sector?

excellent communication skills, hard working, outgoing, customer service skills, ability to work independently s well as part of a team.

What other job roles do you have in your business?

Apprentice

How do I apply for opportunities?

email jobs@kmbshipping.co.uk quoting reference "Planit Global" in the subject

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Paul

Job role: Management And Executive

Describe what you do in your job. What is a typical day like?

Typically I am out of the office either visiting existing clients, picking up new sales leads or meeting with prospective customers

Was this your first job? What other jobs or work experience have you had?

I started at Currys, moved to KMB, moved my way up and now I am one of the directors.

What process did you have to follow to get your job?

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What is great about your job? What part of your job do you enjoy the most?

I enjoy getting out and about meeting new people and upholding relationships

What training do you get at work to help you do your job role?

Training on new and updated software we are implementing is given by a third party.

What skills are required to do your job?

Good communication skills, self starter, willingness to learn

What role-specific qualifications do you think are needed to do your job?

There are sales apprenticeships you can take which would be advantageous

Name the top three skills needed for your job

Clinical communication Self Motivation Lead generation / closing skills

What was the highest level of qualification you needed from school, college or university to do your role?

  • Level 6 - Degree BA (Hons), Bsc (Hons); Degree (Top-up); NVQ 6; Bachelors / Masters Ordinary Degrees; Graduate Diplomas / Certificates; Bachelors / Masters Degrees (Honours); SVQ 4.

What subject options (curriculum subjects) would you recommend someone chooses to do your role?

  • Business and Management
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Jamie Warren

Job role: Management And Executive

Describe what you do in your job. What is a typical day like?

I oversee the European side of the company, so day to day we are handling enquiries, giving quotes and keeping on top of the current jobs that are out on the road, keeping customers up to date with advancements.

Was this your first job? What other jobs or work experience have you had?

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What process did you have to follow to get your job?

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What is great about your job? What part of your job do you enjoy the most?

I enjoy seeing a job go from enquiry through to the delivery of the goods, it is rewarding when a customer calls/emails to thank us for the work we have done

What training do you get at work to help you do your job role?

Training on new software that we use is given as and when it is necessary

What skills are required to do your job?

Time management, organisation skills, good communication,

What role-specific qualifications do you think are needed to do your job?

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Name the top three skills needed for your job

Time management Excellent communication Ability to adapt to different situations

What was the highest level of qualification you needed from school, college or university to do your role?

  • Level 6 - Degree BA (Hons), Bsc (Hons); Degree (Top-up); NVQ 6; Bachelors / Masters Ordinary Degrees; Graduate Diplomas / Certificates; Bachelors / Masters Degrees (Honours); SVQ 4.

What subject options (curriculum subjects) would you recommend someone chooses to do your role?

  • Business and Management
  • Computing and IT
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Kevin Jones

Job role: Management And Executive

Describe what you do in your job. What is a typical day like?

I oversee the Deep Sea / Rest of the world shipping that we do here, so a typical day involves going through enquiries and providing quotes, keeping customers up to date with their shipment.

Was this your first job? What other jobs or work experience have you had?

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What process did you have to follow to get your job?

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What is great about your job? What part of your job do you enjoy the most?

I enjoy seeing the whole process through on an individual job so to see it go from pick up, being in communication with the client through to delivery.

What training do you get at work to help you do your job role?

When we adopt new technology and new software, training is given by the software company to the staff involved in using it

What skills are required to do your job?

Good communication skills

What role-specific qualifications do you think are needed to do your job?

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Name the top three skills needed for your job

Time management Excellent communication skills Ability to adapt to changing scenarios

What was the highest level of qualification you needed from school, college or university to do your role?

  • Level 6 - Degree BA (Hons), Bsc (Hons); Degree (Top-up); NVQ 6; Bachelors / Masters Ordinary Degrees; Graduate Diplomas / Certificates; Bachelors / Masters Degrees (Honours); SVQ 4.

What subject options (curriculum subjects) would you recommend someone chooses to do your role?

  • Business and Management
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Sophia Butt

Job role: Marketing and Advertising

Describe what you do in your job. What is a typical day like?

My day varies, I am sometimes on the Deep Sea side of the business, helping with the operations and the day to day running of jobs we have on the road. I also run the marketing and communications which go out on behalf of the company.

Was this your first job? What other jobs or work experience have you had?

I had another position prior to this role, however I have been with KMB for about 2/3 years now.

What process did you have to follow to get your job?

I applied and got invited in for an interview, following this I got offered the position.

What is great about your job? What part of your job do you enjoy the most?

I enjoy content creation and working on the operations.

What training do you get at work to help you do your job role?

On the job training is provided and continuous

What skills are required to do your job?

Clear communication skills, good organisation, self motivated, willingness to learn.

What role-specific qualifications do you think are needed to do your job?

An apprenticeship/degree in marketing is desirable

Name the top three skills needed for your job

Communication Being organised Time management

What was the highest level of qualification you needed from school, college or university to do your role?

  • Level 6 - Degree BA (Hons), Bsc (Hons); Degree (Top-up); NVQ 6; Bachelors / Masters Ordinary Degrees; Graduate Diplomas / Certificates; Bachelors / Masters Degrees (Honours); SVQ 4.

What subject options (curriculum subjects) would you recommend someone chooses to do your role?

  • Business and Management
  • Computing and IT
  • Technology

How many years of experience do you need to do your job?

  • No experience

Management And Executive

Marketing and Advertising

Apprenticeship : Business Administration / Customer Service apprentice

This is an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join a vibrant office in a fast-paced environment. Duties include, speaking to customers and suppliers, IT duties using MS Office and bespoke software, taking enquiries and some general office administration duties. We are an award-winning global freight forwarding company, providing businesses all over the world with import and export transportation solutions, covering road, sea and air freight. To apply, please send your cv to jobs@kmbshipping.co.uk