About the transport and logistic industry
There are big changes in the mix. Motor vehicles have changed life beyond all recognition. Thirty miles used to be a day’s journey – now it’s a normal half an hour commute at the most.
Nearly all of the food we eat, most of our clothes, and almost everything we use to build and furnish our homes is, at some point, moved by transport. With over two million UK employees, road haulage alone is the UK’s fifth largest industry and contributes over £70 billion to the UK economy annually. That’s without taking into consideration other methods of transportation.
Transport logistics is a major influence in operations, speed to market, trading margin, access to markets and helping to change the way our society operates. Supply chains are everywhere. From the biggest company in the world to running your household. We all have supply chain experience even if we don’t know it.
Logistics/supply chain can be broken down into:
- freight transportation;
- maritime and port operations;
- postal and courier activities;
- warehousing, storage and handling.
What will an Apprenticeship in this industry involve?
Record levels of investment in roads, rail, ports and airports mean that a new generation of skilled workers are needed to help shape the nation’s future transport network and infrastructure
The goal for any transport and logistics operation is to move a product from supplier to customer. This is called the supply chain and it needs to keep moving consistently for goods to arrive at the right place and right time.
As an Apprentice your duties may involve:
- Stock control
- Monitoring the flow of goods and materials
- Ensuring quality, cost and efficiency meets supply chain standards
- Managing the receipt, storage or dispatch of goods
- Developing relationships with customers and suppliers
Without transport and logistics we wouldn’t be able to get to work in a morning, jet off on holiday to a nice hot country. There a vast array of career opportunities within this sector, from moving to various areas within the industry, to working abroad or even with experience being promoted to managerial levels.
Newhaven is well placed for transport and logistics due to excellent road, rail and port connectivity, this in turn creates numerous transport and logistic companies in the East Sussex and plenty of opportunities for you.
Want a career that is a necessity to making the world go round? Apply for transport and logistic Apprenticeships at Careermap.