Transport – Logistics – Delivery and Storage

Keeping Britain moving is vital to the UK economy, would you like to be a part of it?

Transport is a vital sector that enables the movement of people and goods and both people and businesses rely heavily on the country’s transport and logistics networks. The sector has grown exponentially over recent years and further growth is expected in sustainable transport with overall low impact on the environment. Many employers are recruiting in the sector including Royal Mail, Yodel, DHL and Amazon.
People or goods move around the world by air, ocean, rail and road. There are hundreds of different jobs involved in this industry. Distribution involves getting products out into stores and supermarkets on time. This may mean for example with a pack of sweets: importing the sweets from the manufacturer; storing them; and then getting the sweets out to customers in shops or through delivery companies. Logistics involves organising the storage and transport of goods and services, to the right location at the right time and at the right cost! There are also lot of jobs involving planning and organising transport and also lots of practical jobs helping people travel such as a tram driver or jobs involving transporting goods.
There are 9,000 people employed in the sector which is worth some £290 million in Dorset.

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What you'll need

You’ll need the ability to work well with others, the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure, excellent verbal communication skills, the ability to work on your own, concentration skills and pay attention to detail.

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