Freight forwarding and logistics services clerks

The classic logistics profession

As a budding freight forwarding and logistics services clerk, you will learn how to organise the dispatch, receipt, storage and handling of a wide range of goods. You will also select the most suitable routes and methods of transport for each consignment and supervise order handling. In the Customer Services division, you will learn to deal with customer queries and work with your colleagues to iron out order-specific details. Meanwhile in the Logistics division, TALKE’s various value-added and customer advisory services take centre stage – in matters of packaging and identifying the perfect warehousing facility, for example. Among other things, freight forwarding and logistics services clerks also schedule the packaging of solid and liquid products, and organise the dispatch of product samples.

Duration of training: 2 to 3 years

Academic requirements: general certificate of secondary education

You will find more information about this profession, as well as our traineeship programme, on the German Federal Employment Office’s website: