Logistics

Look around you – almost everything you can see has only reached you thanks to logistics, from your phone at the side of you and the chair you’re sitting on, to the clothes you’re wearing, and the food in your fridge.

There are a huge number of careers in logistics, many of which involve working as part of a close-knit team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. In fact, one in 12 adults is employed by the logistics industry!

Whether you fancy a career with Eddie Stobart, Royal Mail, DHL, Amazon or any one of the other thousands of companies working in this sector, a Logistics qualification at The Manchester College – the No.1 College in Greater Manchester for achievement* - can help you to get there. 

*NARTS 18/19

  • At The Manchester College we offer a wide range of courses for adults aged 19+ designed to allow you to upskill, start a new career or progress your career in areas such as warehousing, taxi driving, LGV driving, procurement and supply.

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  • When you study Logistics at The Manchester College, you’ll learn from experienced tutors who have worked out in the sector. So, you’ll know that you’re learning the actual skills that real employers are looking for. 

    Get to know some of our department:

    Ayub Moosa - Head of Department

    Ayub took over as Head of Automotive in October 2016 and has recently become Head of Logistics. He possesses 12 years’ management experience in the automotive industry and specialises in German engineering including for Volkswagen and BMW. Ayub is also an MOT tester for VOSA DVSA and maintains close ties to the automotive industry.

    He has a particular interest in helping students, whatever their age, to find a job they love in the automotive or logistics sector. With this aim in mind, he makes sure that our courses meet the requirements of local and national employers. He works closely with companies to identify skills gaps, which our courses can then fill, and has also built an automotive hub in Lancashire to identify local talent.

    John Cleary - Tutor

    John joined The Manchester College in 2006, bringing with him an abundance of experience in logistics, primarily in the taxi sector. Highlights of his career include playing an instrumental role in overhauling the taxi knowledge process for Manchester City Council. 

    His 30+ years of experience make John a real asset to the department, and he’s supported thousands of students to pass their taxi knowledge exam. John has a degree in Business Studies, as well as a PGCE teaching qualification. 

    Darren O'Leary- Tutor

    Darren has been at The Manchester College for six years and now teaches numerous courses, including Freight Forwarding. He worked as a private hire driver for almost 30 years, and also spent time as a prison counsellor, and drug and alcohol worker for the NHS. 

    Darren’s experiences mean that he particularly enjoys supporting students who have previously struggled to find lawful employment. Every single person that Darren has helped to obtain an LGV licence has gone on to achieve a fulltime job. 

    Simon Kerfoot - Tutor

    Simon has more than 30 years’ experience in the transport and distribution sector, and has held a variety of roles, including transport manager and company director. He now enjoys sharing his extensive industry knowledge with students at The Manchester College.

    Simon specialises in teaching LGV and forklift truck courses. He holds several recognised qualifications and certifications, as well as being a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

    John Vella - Tutor

    John joined The Manchester College in May 2017 and possesses over 25 years of experience in the IT sector, working for blue chip companies such as IBM, Dell and Deloitte and Touche.

    He has a BSc (Hons) in IT and PGCE teaching qualification and delivers Functional Skills to learners on our Taxi, LGV and Forklift Truck courses.

  • We believe practical experience is crucial when it comes to learning about logistics. 

    So, when you enrol on one of our Logistics courses, you’ll benefit from industry-standard training vehicles, specialist software and other sector-specific tools. You’ll also be learning in state-of-the-art modern facilities at our Wythenshawe campus.

  • Find out even more about our Logistics department in our subject area guide or on our YouTube playlist:

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  • Go further with our Centre of Excellence for Adult Education and study a 19+ adult course starting in 21/22! 

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Top Careers Opportunities

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Large goods vehicle drivers

Average salary: £35k

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Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers

Average salary: £35k

Elementary storage occupations

Average salary: £23k

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Van drivers

Average salary: £27k

Delivering this type of training to a national organisation like Ainscough Crane Hire with the number of depots and engineers has its challenges, both with organisation and logistics, however the team at The Manchester College achieve this to an excellent standard.

Graham Weights, Ainscough • Mobile crane (carrier) inspection and maintenance course

The training I received from The Manchester College was expertly delivered and provided a solid base for me to begin my own journey as a Professional PCV Driving Instructor.

Paul Jarratt • Edexcel NVQ Level 3 Diploma in PCV Driving Instructor

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