Transport and Logistics - Graduate Jobs and Internships

Transport and Logistics

Are you interested in a career in Transport and Logistics? In this section you can find out more about what occupations in this sector involve along with advice about how to access a career in Transport and Logistics.

Job Description for Transport and Logistics

Logistics involves the delivery of goods and freight from one location to another, along with the unloading of cargo. Duties of logistics workers include trucking, inventory control, inventory tracking, product handling and storage, merchandise assembly and pricing and ticketing.

One of the main occupations in the Logistics sector is that of Logistics/Distribution Manager. Logistics Managers are responsible for organising shipments, coordinating transport, operating IT systems, negotiating contracts, creating schedules, foreseeing potential technical difficulties and solutions, managing employees, implementing health and safety procedures, storage and distribution of goods and freight.

Occupations in Transport and Logistics

  • Freight forwarder
  • Logistics and distribution manager
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Marketing executive
  • Merchant navy officer
  • Passenger transport manager
  • Transport planner

Skills needed to work in Transport and Logistics

  • IT skills
  • Managerial skills
  • Numeracy skills
  • Motivational skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Logical reasoning/Practical problem-solving ability
  • Organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to deal with the unexpected and work well under pressure
  • Communication/Customer service skills
  • Flexible, adaptable and mobile

Qualifications needed for a career in Transport and Logistics

For managerial positions in transport, any degree subject is normally accepted. On the other hand, managerial roles in logistics often require a logistics related degree, whilst engineering jobs will require an engineering degree. There are other jobs within transport and logistics which do not require a degree but rather professional qualifications or apprenticeships. The majority of employees in this sector do not have a degree.

Top UK universities for Logistics degrees

  • Birmingham City University
  • Aston University
  • University of Derby
  • University of South Wales
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Plymouth University
  • Northumbria University
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Middlesex University
  • Canterbury Christ Church University

Employers of Transport and Logistics Graduates / Main Graduate Employers

Transport and Logistics professionals are required in most organisations. A number of large UK organisations offer graduate schemes in the sector, including: Arriva, British Airways, Transport for London, EasyJet, DHL, Royal Mail Group, GIST and Network Rail. It is also possible to apply speculatively for positions within SMEs.

Average salary for Transport and Logistics graduates in the UK

The average UK salary for Transports and Logistics graduates is £25,000 per year. Sheffield is the highest paid location in the UK for those working in the sector.

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Req ID: 108826 INTRODUCTION Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core.  Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innova...

  Location Bristol, City Of Bristol ·  Salary £ 8 - £ 8.5 / Hour ·  Category Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Warehouse Staff ·  Job type Temporary ·  Industry Industrial and Manufactur...

  Location Cardiff, Cardiff ·  Salary £ 7.83 - £ 9 / Hour ·  Category Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Semi Skilled ·  Job type Temporary ·  Industry Industrial and Manufacturing ·  Ex...

  Location Harlow, Essex ·  Salary £9.91/Hour ·  Category Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Chemicals & Paints ·  Job type Temporary ·  Industry Industrial and Manufacturing ·  External...

  Location Newbury, Berkshire ·  Category Transport & Logistics - Warehousing, Distribution, Logistics ·  Job type Permanent ·  Industry Transport and Logistics ·  External Reference ZGRA345024...

  Location Ashford, Kent ·  Salary £19,000.00/Year ·  Category Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Production ·  Job type Permanent ·  Industry Industrial and Manufacturing ·  External Re...

  Location Wigan, Greater Manchester ·  Category Transport & Logistics - Warehousing, Distribution, Logistics ·  Job type Temporary ·  Industry Industrial and Manufacturing ·  External Reference J...

  Location Warrington, Cheshire ·  Salary £8.00/Hour ·  Category Transport & Logistics - Warehousing, Distribution, Logistics ·  Job type Temporary ·  Industry Procurement and Supply Chain ·  Ext...

At Lidl, we have over 650 stores that rely on the round-the-clock hard work of our warehouse teams to make sure they have all the products they need to sell to customers. As a warehouse operative, you...

Job Title: Apprentice Seafreight Location: Aberdeen req35950 What we're looking for Assist in the running of Key Account(s) within a multi modal team of operators, responsible on a day...

Job Title: Rig & Maritime Apprentice Location: Aberdeen req35952 What we're looking for Assist in the running of Key Account(s) within a multi modal team of operators, responsible on a...

Job Title: Warehouse Operative Location: West Thurrock Vacancy Number: GB08439 What we're looking for The Warehouse Operative is part of the Warehouse management team and is responsibl...

Job Title: Assistant Logistics Analyst Location: Livingston Vacancy Number: GB08408 What we're looking for KN Drinks Logistics is a wholly owned business within the KN group, providing...

Job Title: Warehouse Operative Location: Thatcham Vacancy Number: GB08406 What we're looking for The Warehouse Operative will ensure that products are processed and handled correctly t...

Job Title: Warehouse Operative Location: Dagenham Vacancy Number: GB08469 What we're looking for To provide best in class services to the customer, whilst carrying out Goods in, order...

Job Title: Systems Clerk Location: Milton Keynes GB08449 What we're looking for On the Waitrose contract we have two sites based in Milton Keynes: Regional Distribution Cent...

Job Title: Stock Control Clerk Location: Milton Keynes GB08448 Days Rotation What we're looking for On the Waitrose contract we have two sites based in Milton Keynes: Re...

Job Title: Apprentice Pharma Operator Location: Nottingham GB08319 What we're looking for To work within the Pharma Chain Road Operational team who are handling road freight...

Job Title: Ciel Super User Location: Wellingborough GB08401 What we're looking for We are looking for an Operational Ciel Super user to support the Quick Start departme...

Job Title: Re-buying Apprentice Location: Trafford Park GB08340 What you are looking for Following the successful promotion of our previous apprentice; we are looking for 2...

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