Job seekers, students, employers, school leavers, local authorities and employment and careers advisers will all benefit from the publication of a new all purpose advice pack from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK).
The 156 page Guide to Careers in Logistics and Transport for everyone is available online, and provides comprehensive guidance on the range of jobs and opportunities, types of employer, qualifications and development structures in all modes of logistics and transport - road, rail, sea and air. It lists key organisations, provides pointers for career structures and learning paths, advises on how to find job vacancies, and gives tips on the best chances of landing the job.
CILT Chief Executive Steve Agg says Our industry is the unsung hero of the UK scene. Logistics and transport is the vital factor which enables the movement of people and goods, sustaining our economy and our whole way of life. Without us there would be no goods in the shops, no trains on the tracks, no buses to school. We are a massive industry employing some 1.5 million people and, not surprisingly, we are able to offer employment and careers across the whole range of jobs from trainee warehouse workers through to senior graduate managers.
Our new CILT guide provides a fabulous, across the spectrum, introduction into the whole logistics and transport scene from aviation to lorry drivers, from rail workers to mariners, taking in both passengers and freight. In addition it includes information on training providers and educational establishments, qualifications and overall careers guidance.
I believe it to be the most comprehensive and all-embracing guidance pack for entry into the logistics and transport industry that has ever been produced in the UK and its arrival, at this difficult time in the job market, could not be better timed. I commend it to all of those either seeking or advising on employment in the logistics and transport industry, and, most particularly, to those who have not previously considered the logistics and transport option. They may well be surprised by the sheer range of what is available.
The CILT guide can be viewed and used free of charge online, click here