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

Logistics and Distribution Manager

Average salary: £40k

Freight Forwarder

Average salary: £31k

A HGV driving along a road

Large goods vehicle drivers

Average salary: £35k

A postman delivering a letter with his push bike leaning against a fence

Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers

Average salary: £35k

Top Job (By Salary) Average Salary
Rail transport operatives £37,586
Importers and exporters £25,667
Business and related associate professionals n.e.c. £25,251
Air transport operatives £24,752
Transport and distribution clerks and assistants £23,837
Large goods vehicle drivers £22,630
Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers £21,902
Stock control clerks and assistants £19,718
Fork-lift truck drivers £18,782
Elementary storage occupations £18,782
Van drivers £17,389

Jobs Figures, 2016 - 20

There are predicted to be 3,881 new jobs with an estimated 8,724 annual openings.

Average salaries

The current average wage for logistics related occupations is £23,241 per year.


If you fancy a career with Eddie Stobart, Royal Mail, DHL, Amazon or any one of the other thousands of companies working in this sector, look no further than our Logistics qualifications.

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