Transport and logistics

We've linked to key resources about graduate careers in transport and logistics.

 Use this page as your starting point for finding out about working in this sector. 


These sector guides, produced by leading careers information providers, include overviews of the sector and more detail on specific areas, such as transport planning and rail.  They contain suggestions of employers and, where relevant, further study. 

Transport and logistics sector (Prospects)

Supply chain, logistics and transport sector (TargetJobs)

Below, we list profiles of some roles specific to this sector. There are also other roles which are common to this and many other sectors. Examples are HR roles, finance roles and IT roles.

Each of the profiles we list includes information about: 

  • typical responsibilities in the role 

  • average starting salary range for new entrants 

  • entry requirements 

  • career progression 

  • professional bodies 

  • typical employers  

  • where to look for vacancies 

Air cabin crew

Air traffic controller

Airline pilot 

Freight forwarder

Logistics and distribution manager 

Merchant Navy officer

Passenger transport manager 

Transport planner 


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