The transport and logistics industries are constantly evolving. Whether you’re directing international freight, organising complex deliveries or behind the wheel, every part of the logistics network has a vital role to play.
Without the fantastic people that make up transport and logistics, the operation of a huge number of sectors across the globe would be impacted. Put simply, the world relies on our industry, making a career in the field an excellent route to success.
With today marking the beginning of International Week of Happiness at Work, we thought this would offer a great opportunity to highlight the three biggest benefits you’ll come across when taking your first step in the industry.
BE PART OF AN INCREDIBLE INDUSTRY
First and foremost, starting a career in logistics and supply chain management means you’ll be working in a vast and exciting industry, where no two days are the same.
Whether you’re working on local, national or global logistics, your role is essential to the operation of businesses and even entire industries, meaning your work will have a level of importance that you can be proud of.
Not only this, but the logistics and transport industry is filled with incredible people, many with decades of experience and wisdom to share. You may be able to network with some of the UK’s biggest businesses, as well as make connections with a fantastic team.
THERE ARE PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES
The vastness of the transport and logistics industry means that there are always opportunities to progress your career, no matter where you start. You can gain specific qualifications, such as an ADR or forklift licence to change your career in ways that suit you. You can also progress your role upward to manage a team of people, enabling you to learn even more skills that will help you along the way in your career.
As well as this, all industries rely on logistics, which means there are opportunities everywhere. This provides real flexibility on location, giving you the opportunity to live wherever you choose.
Not only this, but as the industry is so vast, you can choose a specific area to specialise in. For example, you may feel more comfortable working in a warehouse setting, or you might have your sights set on spending more time on the road. What makes this sector a fantastic one to work in is the sheer range of options you have.
NO TWO DAYS ARE THE SAME
One day, you may be working with a small company transporting goods, the next you may be coordinating a large-scale logistics strategy with an international business. With a career in logistics, the dynamic nature of the work makes it an exciting and fulfilling career.
Every day is a new adventure – especially if you’re on the road. HGV and truck drivers may go out on different journeys every day and are able to see different parts of the country (and world!).
In fact, here are a few pictures of where our drivers have been over the last couple of weeks:
This week is International Week of Happiness at Work, and at Cargo Express, we’re passionate about supporting our people to achieve their career goals.
We’re currently hiring for a range of roles, so if you’re looking to launch your career in transport and logistics, Cargo Express is a great place to start.