Transportation and Distribution

Career Areas  >  Transportation and Distribution

This industry is known as the ‘logistics’ industry – it manages the flow of goods and other resources, including mail and people, from one place to another. One of many careers in this area could be for you if you have good communication, organisation and problem-solving skills.

To see the routes to getting into each of these sectors, take a look at our Career Areas.

What areas can I work in?

You can work in one of five areas.

  • Distribution handles goods in storage before they are sent out, while they are being moved and after they arrive.
  • Air transport includes jobs in the air but also on the ground.
  • Train companies run passenger and goods services all over the UK and through the Channel Tunnel to Europe.
  • Road transport carries passengers and goods.
  • Sea transport includes ferries, cruise liners and Merchant Navy vessels.

What kind of companies can I work for?

There is a wide variety of companies to choose from, including:

  • airline companies and airports
  • warehousing and distribution centres
  • the Merchant Navy
  • passenger cruise and ferry companies
  • train, bus and taxi firms
  • freight forwarding and logistics companies.

Related job profiles

  • Air Cabin Crew
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Airline or Airport Passenger Service Assistant
  • Flight Dispatcher
  • Pilot - Airline
  • Pilot - Helicopter
  • Ramp Agent

Related job profiles

  • Delivery Driver
  • Forklift Truck Operator
  • Freight Forwarder
  • Logistics Manager
  • Lorry or LGV Driver
  • Postie
  • Removals Operative
  • Warehouse Operative

Related job profiles

  • Railway Maintenance Engineering Technician - Distribution and Plant
  • Railway Maintenance Engineering Technician - Overhead Line
  • Railway Maintenance Engineering Technician - Signalling
  • Railway Maintenance Engineering Technician - Telecoms
  • Railway Maintenance Engineering Technician - Track
  • Railway Station Assistant
  • Signaller
  • Train Conductor
  • Train Driver
  • Train Maintenance Technician

Related job profiles

  • Bus or Coach Driver
  • Driving Examiner
  • Driving Instructor
  • Motorcycle Instructor
  • Taxi or Car Driver

Related job profiles

  • Dynamic Positioning Operator
  • Merchant Navy Deck Officer
  • Merchant Navy Engineering Officer
  • Merchant Navy Rating
  • Port Operative
  • Waterway Operative

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