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) Average Salary
Rail transport operatives £53,600
Managers and Directors in Transport and Logistics £39,900
Large goods vehicle drivers £31,300
Air transport operatives £29,200
Business and related associate professionals n.e.c. £27,500
Fork-lift truck drivers £25,600
Transport and Distribution Clerks and Assistants £25,200
Importers and exporters £24,300
Stock control clerks and assistants £21,000
Elementary storage occupations £20,700
Van drivers £20,500
Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers £20,400

Job Figures

There are predicted to be 4,140 new jobs with an estimated 28,645 annual openings.

Average Salaries

The current average wage for logistics related occupations is £27,209 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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