Logistical operations are big business. In fact, in almost every industry you can think of, companies rely on logistics services day in, day out. That’s why the scale of this sector is enormous, with career opportunities open in a diverse selection of roles, ranging from planning and managing distribution services, to actually delivering products on the ground.
With new technologies, logistics services are growing every day right across the world, with more and more businesses and people requiring efficient deliveries. Almost 4,000 new jobs are expected by 2020, with opportunities to follow a rewarding career driving vans or LGVs, overseeing air or rail transport, or managing warehouse operations.
Top Career Opportunities
|Top Job (By Salary)||Number of Jobs in 2016||Number of Job in 2020||Average Salary|
|Rail transport operatives||1,091||1,108||£37,586|
|Importers and exporters||1,402||1,376||£25,667|
|Business and related associate professionals n.e.c.||13,070||13,154||£25,251|
|Air transport operatives||1,765||1,748||£24,752|
|Transport and distribution clerks and assistants||8,202||8,169||£23,837|
|Large goods vehicle drivers||39,173||38,939||£22,630|
|Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers||17,046||16,790||£21,902|
|Stock control clerks and assistants||14,703||15,026||£19,718|
|Fork-lift truck drivers||15,006||15,091||£18,782|
|Elementary storage occupations||67,693||68,724||£18,782|
Jobs Figures, 2016 - 20
There are predicted to be 3,881 new jobs with an estimated 8,724 annual openings.
The current average wage for logistics related occupations is £23,241 per year.