Helping you find a career in transport & logistics
Transport and logistics are responsible for getting anything and everything from point A to point B through any route necessary whether it be road, rail, air, sea, or maybe (eventually) teleportation.
The scale of this industry is immense and it can be quite a lot to wrap your head around, so we'll break it down for you.
Logistics and transport often work very closely together to make sure that goods and services are delivered on time and are in the place where they are needed. Supermarkets, for example, rely heavily on impeccable transport and logistics systems.
Technically, the logistics industry deals more with the organising and transporting of goods and services, whereas transport refers to the movement of people and the systems by which they travel - so jobs like roadworkers, rail route planners and air traffic controllers will fall under the transport industry.
The logistics and transport industry relies on a range of different skillsets to stay on track and meet the demands of modern day life. This means that there roles in marketing, strategy, planning, finance and engineering. There are also a lot of shift-work positions in this industry because it operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!
The work can be highly rewarding in transport and logistics; you could potentially be working on projects that shape the future of travel such as the HS2 or the new terminal at Heathrow Airport. The country has dedicated over 50 billion pounds to improving the transport systems in our country and a huge number of people are going to be required to help these visions come to life.