Learn to earn
You can get to the top wherever you start
Whether you’re at school, college or beyond, there’s a route into logistics for you. Don’t forget, you can get to the top wherever you start – you don’t have to be a graduate to become a managing director one day!
Taking your GCSEs or Standard Grades?
With qualifications including Maths and English, you should be able to get onto an Apprenticeship programme
with a local company. This is a really practical way of getting a job in areas such as warehousing, international trade and distribution. The great thing is you’ll earn while you learn.
There are other opportunities at this stage, depending on your results. Students qualifying at entry level or level 1 (known as the Foundation Learning Tier) could for example work as a Warehouse operative
. Other options include taking lessons to pass your 50cc motorcycle licence or driving licence to work as a Courier
, or getting a fork lift truck licence to become a Forklift truck operator
Staying on for A Levels or Highers?
This level of study could help you move straight into junior management roles, maybe in transport or warehousing. You could move into a senior management role like Transport Manager or Operations Manager, but it could also help you progress into a Foundation Degree in Logistics or Retail, or to a range of business, management and other BA Honours programmes.
Are you the next Apprentice?
Taking part in an Apprenticeship programme with a local company is a great way to develop your career. You’ll get to spend time in both the workplace and at college, earning money while you learn. Find out more
Joining the logistics industry as a graduate is a great way to fast track your career. Employers are keen to recruit graduates from logistics industry-related courses – including Foundation Degrees, HNDs and HNCs – as well as individuals with other degrees like Business Studies or Languages. Find out more about the qualifications and careers available.
Want to learn more about the financial benefits of investing in a career in logistics? Then check out the NEW ‘Skills Calculator’ at www.skillscalculator.org to discover what you could earn one day.
Professional development and qualifications
You’ll be pleased to know that there are countless opportunities to develop your career through training and professional development – whether you’ve joined the industry already or are thinking about a role for the future. Visit CILT (UK)’s website
for more information.