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HELPING YOU FIND A CAREER IN Transport and Logistics

Another industry that's easy to get into right out of school, especially if you've got a driver's licence (or plan to get one soon.) Transport and logistics apprenticeships require strong organisational skills and a drive to get things sorted - so if that's you you'll find opportunities on this page.

How to get a Logistics Apprenticeship - Career Advice
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How much can I earn as a Logistics Apprentice?
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The average net wage for an apprentice in the UK is £200 per week, and there are many apprenticeships available in logistics. Once you are in a permanent job, salaries in the logistics sector vary largely depending on your specific job. According to Payscale.com, averages wages in logistics are as follows:
  • Operations manager: £34,441
  • Warehouse manager: £27,249
  • General/ operations manager: £46,979
  • Office administrator: £17,228
  • Import/ export clerk: £17,702
  • Office manager: £29,067
  • Business development manager: £38,000
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What qualifications do I need to be a Logistics Apprentice?
qualifications
The logistics industry has a wide variety of roles that require different levels of qualification. There are jobs available following each level of education for people looking to get into the sector. There are many apprenticeship opportunities available within logistics. Apprenticeships let you work for a company for part of the week whilst going to college for the rest. They will usually pay around £200 per week. Whether you need to go to university and get a degree depends largely on what area of the sector you want to get into. It is an easy industry to enter at a high level with a degree, as many of those working in the sector have more vocational qualifications, and any of the following might be useful:
  • Business
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Logistics
  • Environmental sciences
  • Geography
  • Maths
  • Statistics
  • Town planning
  • Social sciences
You should check whether a degree is required for the job that you are looking to go into.
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What skills do I need to be a Logistics Apprentice?
skills
Working in logistics requires a large number of general skills, whichever of the many varied careers you choose to pursue. They include:
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • A very high level of organisation and planning
  • Problem solving
  • Negotiation
  • Leadership
  • IT literacy
  • Working to deadlines
  • Customer service
  • Commercial awareness
  • Business awareness
  • An eye for detail
  • Good numeracy
Depending on your specific job you may also need to demonstrate skills in management of people, research and mathematical, statistical or scientific interpretation.

An awareness of the built environment and how supply chain and logistics can be ethical and green for all those involved is increasingly important.
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What experience do I need to get a job in Logistics Apprenticeship?
experience
Work experience within large logistics companies, for example in the warehouse or in administration, should be easy to organise and can set you apart from other candidates applying for the same position. Contact a number of companies and ask if you can shadow a member of staff to start with.
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