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

A HGV driving along a road

Large goods vehicle drivers

Average salary: £23k

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

Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers

Average salary: £23k

Elementary storage occupations

Average salary: £23k

A man stepping out of a van with deliveries

Van drivers

Average salary: £17k

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
Van drivers 27,088 27,100 £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.

Logistics & Automotive

If you're fascinated by how things work and love pulling things apart to see how they connect together, look no further than engineering and logistics.

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