Internship - Forwarding & Logistics

Leiden

Are you that ambitious starter with a passion for logistics & forwarding and do you want to gain hands-on experience in this field?

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Are you ready to work for a leading international trading house and help build our success? Then we are a perfect match for you!

For our logistics team we are looking for an Intern who wants to learn how a forwarding department of an international company works. You will also gain practical knowledge that will be extremely useful in your field in the future.

You will be working in a very fast growing company. Because the business is growing, the logistics department is constantly changing. At this moment the team takes care of the logistics to and from more than 70 countries. All modalities are covered: sea, rail, road & air. They are the pivot between traders and their customers. The team currently consists of 5 colleagues and can be described as young and driven.

This is what your day looks like:

The focus of this internship is to gain knowledge and insight within the entire responsibility of a logistics department. The tasks in your internship can therefore fall within different areas, such as:

  • Assist the team in processing and managing import and/or export shipments from A to Z in more than 70 countries worldwide
  • Get in touch with the modalities road, rail, air & sea
  • Help with updating reports and prepare monthly review sessions
  • Help with the testing of new systems and their roll-out (project management)
  • Work well in a team environment and assist other colleagues as needed
  • Assist in coordinating all freight flow, customs clearance and delivery of import freight.
  • Arrange for booking, trucking for export shipments

This is you!

  • You are busy with a logistics MBO or HBO education;
  • You are available 32-40 hours per week for at least 4 months;
  • You speak and write fluent Dutch and English.
  • You are a real pro: flexible, decisive, accurate and proactive;
  • You think along with your team. Together you go for solutions and results;
  • Of course you have good communication and social skills.

Why West Coast Supply Group?

Because we get you your coffee as an intern with us, and we will teach you a lot in a short period of time. We are used to working with interns in our learning environment and offer you unique opportunities to grow and develop. We have a young team, so you will easily connect with others. In addition, we really are the nicest, most international and dynamic company you will want to work for! Check our website here for more information about what it is like to work with us and here to learn more about what we do.

We offer:

  • Internship compensation;
  • challenge, variation, fun and a lot of serious responsibility within a fast-growing, internationally operating organization that dares to think big;
  • fast-paced and demanding work environment, but also time for a joint lunch in our restaurant, and a drink at the bar on our top floor every Friday afternoon;
  • fun team events and legendary annual parties;
  • open ears for innovations and ideas;
  • personal plan created to help you and us grow;
  • stimulating, international and commercial environment. A few key words: informal, no-nonsense, future-oriented, focus on development and success.

Let's go!

Contact us and tell us more about who you are by applying with your resume and cover letter addressed to Ms Alexandra Pinkasova, HR Officer

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Any questions?

Contact me to discuss the role and to get answers to your questions.

Alexandra Pinkasova - Recruiter alexandra.pinkasova@westcoastsupplygroup.com

Application procedure

Stories from our Interns

"I started my internship two months ago and I can tell you that I enjoy it very much. At the beginning it was difficult to remember all the information about the company, processes, and terms, but when you start applying it, the job becomes interesting and satisfying. People are always ready to help and give advice if needed. Thank you West Coast, I feel part of the team." - Mary

Freedom to do your job WCSG is a ‘flat’ organization so no need to ask for approval on 3 different levels.
Teamwork

Stories from our Interns

"I started my internship a couple months ago and learned so much about the business already! The people, the atmosphere and the music in the office help you to perform and become better and quicker. What motivates me most is the freedom and trust that is given to discover new businesses." - Matthijs

Freedom to do your job
Trust given to expand horizons

Stories from our Interns

"There's a lot to learn at WCSG, as the job offers many possibilities to apply the knowledge you have acquired in your studies and to develop yourself by working on unique and challenging cases. Throughout your internship, your colleagues are very supportive and interested in your ideas that you would like to integrate while assisting you with expert knowledge. This creates a dynamic environment with many open-minded people from all over the world with whom you can always have a pleasant conversation." - Alke ............

Constant learning
My ideas are considered

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