TRS Training is collaborating with the British International Freight Association (BIFA) to launch a Skills Bootcamp which provides an introduction to the importing and exporting of products.

Subsidised by the West Midlands Combined Authority, the discounted training course is for individuals living or working within the combined authority’s catchment area, who are already involved in freight forwarding or who want to join the sector.

Kevin Birch, TRS MD, said: ”We are very excited about the launch of our International Freight Forwarding Skills Bootcamp.

”Thanks to funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority, we can offer an essential industry skills course at a greatly reduced rate.

”We are very proud to be running this programme in conjunction with BIFA, which will be delivering some of the essential modules.”

TRS said the 60-hour online course, which is spread over five weeks, iis designed to be flexible and to ensure minimal impact on work commitments.

The curriculum covers technical workshops and employment skills, including Freight Forwarding Essentials, Customs Essentials, and Dangerous & Hazardous Goods, along with Customer Service Standards, Complaint Handling Processes, and Business Relationship Techniques.

The first course is scheduled to commence this month and TRS is now actively recruiting for the programme, which aims to be affordable for smaller firms.

SMEs can access the  training for £200 plus VAT, while larger employers with over 250 employees can enrol their staff for £600 plus VAT.

Carl Hobbis, BIFA member services director, said: ”BIFA has numerous initiatives aimed at encouraging staff training and recruitment among its members. This Skills Bootcamp is a useful addition to those initiatives.”

Interested parties can contact TRS for further details by emailing or calling 01744 809 010.