Are you fresh out of school or university and ready to make your mark on the world? Are you looking for a career change where you can transfer the skills and experience you have? Or maybe you’re back from parental leave and looking for a fresh career challenge? If that sounds like you, then you’re in the right place.

It’s so full of different roles and skill sets, that it can be difficult to know where to start.


This is a particularly future-orientated area, in the sense that it’s responsible for ensuring that the sector is able to innovate and evolve in line with a more environmentally aware global economy.

Whether it’s looking at the decarbonisation of the supply chain, or low natural resource usage in warehousing, it’s an ever growing and ever more important part of modern logistics.

Transportation is the part of logistics that you might be most familiar with.

But even though getting something from A to B may sound simple enough, doing it on the scale our industry operates takes a whole range of skill, talent and well, people!

Sometimes overlooked but absolutely essential, the warehouse is the engine room of logistics.

In the most basic terms, warehousing is the storage and inventory of goods before they are shipped – but that doesn’t really do justice to the diversity of vital roles required to deliver the organisation, accuracy, scale or technology of the operation.

Customer care sounds simple – it’s just answering enquiries, right? – but it’s actually the glue that holds the link between logistics and customers together.

Communication is the name of the game here, whether that’s speedily solving problems with the potential to disrupt global supply chains, or scoping out logistics possibilities before customers have even imagined them.

Whether goods arrive by plane, train, lorry or ship, they can’t move without the infrastructure they depend on – airports, railways, roads and ports.

From the largest international projects connecting continents, to local developments to make final mile transport easier and more sustainable, infrastructure is vital at any scale and scope.

Logistics might be about moving things around in the real world, but all that physical activity – the lorries, planes, ships and boats – is underpinned by a digital world of tech and services, from the apps that customers use to track their delivery through to the automated robotics in the warehouse.

Though Digital Tech might feel like a supporting role, the skills and innovations the discipline drives are vital in moving logistics forward. And the skills required to do so are some of the most valuable on the job market.