Transportation, Distribution & Logistics sector plays an essential role in the UK economy, thus remaining a high demand for skilled and experienced workers. The careers are varied, and this sector operates 24/7, which means many positions require shift work, and the requirement to work evenings and weekends. Depending on the role, an element of travel may be required locally, nationally and internationally. This industry relies increasingly on data and analytics, problem solving and creativity. Many businesses are looking at ways to automate and be innovate to keep up with customer demands.

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The facility and mobile equipment maintenance pathway includes occupations related to the maintenance, repair, and servicing of vehicles and transportation facilities, as well as the refuelling of mobile equipment. Includes workers involved in developing more efficient, safe, and cost-effective ways to operate or maintain equipment.

The work of environmental health and safety professionals is vital to protecting the planet, the public and employees in many industries. A carbon monoxide leak exposes workers to harmful toxins. An oil spill harms birds and fish. An equipment malfunction at a coal plant causes an explosion that sets off a massive wildfire, destroying acres of forest habitat. Environmental health and safety careers can prevent avoidable events like these. Also, assessing and managing risks associated with safety and environmental issues. Especially with climate change it is even more important to plan, research and carry out activities to make environment safer and cleaner.

Across international organisations, governments, industries, and services we find supply chains of systems, people, resources, and information that are all vital in keeping the world moving. Delivering products and services at the right time, right place, right cost, and at the right quantity and quality is at the heart of logistics and supply chain management and in the retail sector, perfect order deliveries, customer responsiveness and cost efficiency are key competitive priorities. Every retail organisation has a supply chain, so this is an area where there are multiple opportunities for employment.

All industries require sales and service roles. In transport there are a variety of exciting roles that you can take. From customer service assistant to regional manager. If you have a passion for ensuring customers have a great service whether that be the safe transportation of people or goods, then this could be a pathway for you.

The transportation operations pathway includes workers who drive or pilot the vehicles that transport people or freight to ensure that passengers or cargo are transported safely and on time. From baggage handling, air traffic control to bus driver there are a variety of roles you could pursue in this pathway.

The transportation systems/infrastructure planning, management and regulation pathway includes Occupations related to all aspects of the design and operation of public transportation systems — road, air, sea and rail.

Warehouse Operations Management requires a systematic and process driven approach to maintain order and efficiency within a warehouse or distribution centre. Well-designed operational processes can improve profitability and reduce waste. Roles in this pathway include warehouse operatives, clerks, and forklift drivers.