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Transport Recruitment Agencies

The transport sector in the United Kingdom covers road, rail, water, and air networks. There have been varied levels of investments in the sector resulting in a shortage of skilled workers. Transport recruitment agencies encourage newly graduated professionals to apply for positions in this dynamic sector.

There are various position you can apply for in this sector. These include passenger transport, vehicle manufacture, freight logistics, retail, planning and management, and supply chain among others.

In this sector, employers look favourably on applicants with experience. Some organisations, such as British Airways and Transport for London, may even offer opportunities to gain experience through summer internships and industrial placements.

Transport recruitment firms enlist graduate applicants for small and medium enterprises and some large firms. Some of these companies are Virgin Trains, Ficstgroup, Gist, Wincanton, easyJet, Ryanair, UK Mail, and FedEx among others.

Requirements

Employment firms in the transport sector look out for applicants holding  degree in a business field, economics, and logistics among others, However, some professions require academic qualifications. For instance, to apply for the position of bus driver, you are required to have a National Vocational Training concession. Pilots are required to have an Airline Transport Pilot Licence.

Alternatively, you can join this sector through apprenticeship. You are required to have five GCSEs or an HND in a relevant subject. You can also study for an NVQ in your favoured sub-sector in the transport industry. A Certificate of Professional Competence will also give you an edge over the competition.

Employers also look out for applicants who have excellent communication skills, flexibility, customer service skills, analytical skills, and adaptability.

Salaries differ depending on your position and your level of experience. Average rates for entry-level positions are between £15,000-£20,000. Some companies offer overtime when you work extra shifts.

According to the Department for Transport the sector is set to grow exponentially in the coming yeas. This is because Britain’s transport network is growing with increased demand. The A14, HS2 and the Heathrow Airport in London are set to undergo expansion in 2020/21 with over £61 billion already allocated for the projects.

Another growing department is the logistics and supply chain management. Transport recruitment agencies report that this area is especially popular due to the growth of online shopping. Big employers in this sector include Amazon Logistics, Tesco, John Lewis, and Sainsbury’s.

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JLC Solutions

JLC Solutions are a specialist logistics and supply chain management recruitment agency with over 40 years of experience in the industry. We aim to create long standing relationships with our clients and candidates, matching employers with outstanding talent.

Status: Standard Member
Phone: 01858 465957
Opening times: Open Now~
3 Symington Way, Market Harborough LE16 7XA, UK
40 years of experience