Transport – Logistics – Delivery and Storage
Keeping Britain moving is vital to the UK economy, would you like to be a part of it?
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In Devon there are several organisations that offer positions in transport and logistics. A few examples are Gregory Distribution, Exeter Airport, Stagecoach and GWR.
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.
Customer service skills, knowledge of health and safety and the ability to operate and control equipment are 3 common skills employers request in job adverts in this sector.
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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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Transport - Logistics - Delivery and Storage Jobs
Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 Qualifications, A levels or Degree
Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position
Green – No formal qualification required
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