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Logistics Administrator Apprenticeship – Accord Healthcare

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This is a fantastic opportunity to embark on a career in supply chain and logistics with a leading global company in the life sciences sector.  The Apprentice will provide administrative support to the Logistics team, who are responsible for delivering product to Accord’s customers on time, using cost effective transportation.

Qualifications requirement Minimum 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade 4 or above, including English and Mathematics
Salary £15,000 per annum
Holiday Entitlement 25 days (plus statutory bank holidays)
Benefits Cogent Skills offers a wide range of benefits to our employees, including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Holiday entitlement (+ Bank Holidays)
  • Opt in pension scheme – Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Student discount card (NUS)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Dedicated mentor for the duration of your Apprenticeship
  • Discount at Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centres
Location Fawdon, NE3 3NB
Working Hours Monday to Friday, 8.00am – 4.30pm with 1 hour unpaid daily lunch break
Duration 21 months
Start Date TBC
Interview Dates December 2022
Closing date for applications 27th November 2022
To apply
  1. Please click the apply button to the right
  2. Download and complete the application form
  3. Save a copy to your computer / device
  4. Upload completed application in Word (not pdf)
Next Steps Once the position has closed, shortlisted candidates will be invited to a one way video interview, you will have 3 days to complete it.
This will be reviewed by the Hiring Manager along with your application form to decide who is brought through to the final interview.
If you have any issues in applying, please contact us on [email protected]


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Cogent Skills is working with Accord Healthcare Ltd to recruit an Apprentice Logistics Administrator for its busy manufacturing site in Fawdon, Tyne & Wear. The successful candidate will be employed by Cogent Skills Services but will undertake all on-job learning with Accord Healthcare.

As part of a busy Logistics team, the Apprentice will support the Logistics Team Leader with all aspects of inbound and outbound healthcare shipments, helping to maintain the company’s compliance with all regulatory and legislative HSE requirements and company policies.

The responsibilities of the Apprentice Logistics Administrator will include:

  • ensuring transporters provide invoices in a timely manner to enable reconciliation of accounts. Approval and processing of invoices. Purchase Order management in SAP
  • dispatch documentation of EU & export shipments – distribution to internal customers and filing of paperwork
  • management of the EU Logistics & Invoices e-mail inboxes
  • issue resolution
  • maintaining contact details for all key stakeholders (country cards)
  • managing intra EU shipments where required
  • managing ad hoc and courier shipments where required
  • filing

This is a fantastic opportunity to embark on a career in supply chain and logistics with a leading global company in the life sciences sector.


Accord Healthcare is a fast-growing global pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and distributes generic, biosimilar and added-value medicines in over 85 countries worldwide, helping to improve access for patients to essential pharmaceutical care at the point of need. 

Accord’s portfolio spans across critical therapeutic fields such as oncology, cardiology, neurology, psychiatry, diabetes, pain management and gastroenterology

By challenging the status quo and directly addressing unmet clinical and societal needs, Accord continuously strives to make things better by delivering high quality medicines to patients, quickly, economically, reliably and with great innovation.

As one of the fastest growing generic pharmaceutical companies in the UK & Ireland, we have an extensive supply chain through its two UK based manufacturing sites and the largest manufacturer-owned warehousing & distribution centre in the UK.

Our employees foster our enduring reputation for quality and integrity, supporting our primary goal of helping to ensure patients receive the medicines they need, when they need them, with patient well-being at the centre of everything we do.

We believe in creating a culture that ‘achieves’. To support this, we are looking to build an inclusive company that attracts and retains key talent by investing in training and development, tailored to an individual’s needs. We are looking for the best and brightest technical minds in pharmaceutical development, manufacture and distribution, as well as sharp, forward-thinking business professionals, to work for Accord Healthcare.

We offer opportunities for people who are looking for professional growth, to learn and develop their careers.


Qualifications Required:

Minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent qualifications) at grade 4 or above (or with anticipated grades of 4 or above) including Maths and English.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – able to communicate confidently, clearly and concisely
  • Able to build and maintain positive working relationships with people across the business
  • Excellent organisational and administration skills – uses time efficiently and effectively, ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including medium Excel capability, and other IT systems

Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Energetic individual who acts with a sense of urgency and determination
  • Customer focused – dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong desire to learn, a positive attitude and the flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of the business
  • Proactive attitude to identifying issues and finding solutions


Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard to be delivered on site by TDR Training.


This role is part of our talent planning for the future and, for the right person, we are looking to continue to develop the Apprentice upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship.

Our business is growing, is fast paced and evolving so there may be the opportunity to gain permanent employment in the team as a Logistics Administrator, subject to performance, successful completion of the Apprenticeship, and a role being available.


Cogent Skills is managing the recruitment process in partnership with Accord Healthcare Ltd. To ensure fairness and equality of opportunity all applications must be made by completing the application on the Cogent Skills Apprenticeship portal.

The successful candidate will be employed by Cogent Skills Services but will undertake all on-job learning with Accord Healthcare at its manufacturing site in Fawdon, Tyne & Wear. There will be no requirement for remote or shift working.

Please ensure that you currently live within, or can relocate to, a commutable distance of the site.

Due to the blended nature of the study, you must be able to demonstrate a responsible and mature attitude to your study and work-based activities. Study time will form part of your working week.

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Location: Fawdon
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Salary: £15,000 per annum
Closing Date: 26th November 2022
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