A recent survey showed that when it comes to careers, young people say they are most influenced by parents, websites, teachers and friends as well as the more formal information, advice and guidance (IAG) provided by schools, colleges and universities.
Parents, relatives, and friends of parents are a key source of first-hand information about working life and career pathways and will help young people to make decisions about their future careers.
However, the world of work is fast-changing and it is important to keep up to date with the current jobs market to know what options are available.
Without first-hand experience of the logistics, supply chain and transport, many people may be led to think that the sector is simply about “trucks and sheds” and that is understandable as that is the most visible image of the sector. However, far from being a sector that offers limited career opportunities, the sector is characterised by career pathways that lead directly to senior management roles for those with right skills and drive for success.
Take a look at the career profiles included in this section of the website and you will see the range and breadth of job roles available and there are a number of general careers sites that include case studies and video interviews with those working in the sector.
Sources of information
Logistics and transport careers websites
- www.people1st.co.uk leading skills and workforce development charity for employers in the hospitality, tourism, leisure, travel, passenger transport and retail industries.
General careers websites
Government careers websites
The government careers information and guidance websites are organised by nation: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. However, not all the content is country-specific so it’s worth taking a look at each one as they include job profiles and useful links.