Logistics is at the heart of modern life. It’s well-stocked supermarket shelves, the provision of vital medical supplies, complex global trade networks and everything in-between.
Generation Logistics is about finding the next generation of logistics talent. Those who’ll embrace the opportunities of a sector where ceaseless innovation, international travel, and cutting edge technology are all part of the day job.
This site is a chance to explore those opportunities. Alongside thousands of live vacancies from some of the sector’s biggest and best employers, we’ve also got a broad library of fun, interactive resources to help inform, educate and engage along the way.
So, what are you waiting for? Click on, and see if you might just be Generation Logistics.
Are you fresh out of school or university and ready to make your mark on the world? Are you looking for a career change where you can transfer the skills and experience you have? Or maybe you’re back from parental leave and looking for a fresh career challenge? If that sounds like you, then you’re in the right place.
“My job is entertaining, challenging and rewarding. I’m learning the techniques to protect the business from cyber threats.”
“I’ve been exposed to so many different parts of a growing and exciting industry, and have learnt the key role a logistics unit can play in a company’s environmental sustainability.”
“I worked on an AGV project in Doncaster – which was a great experience for someone who hadn’t worked with robots before.”
“DFDS business is very broad with ferry and logistics divisions. I was attracted to how the placements were structured – four placements of six months across different areas provide an opportunity to learn so much within two years.”
“There are plenty of opportunities to develop your career in any way you wish, and to participate in projects outside of your day-to-day role. There are so many opportunities to network around the business which allow me to learn what other roles involve.”
“Freight forwarding is very interesting as you are learning and handling new things on a daily basis. Clothing, trainers, cars, jewellery, laptops, the list is never ending.”
“I’ve always wanted to get a degree through the apprenticeship route rather than the traditional uni route and this was a great opportunity. ”
“What I like about my team is the togetherness, we help each other. ”
“I had never considered logistics before applying for my internship. I thought I would give it a go, and absolutely loved it. If you thrive in a fast-paced and diverse environment, then you’ll enjoy a career in logistics. ”
“The business is inclusive and accessible at all levels. Management know our names and make the effort to know us on a personal level too.”
“I care about what I do and I love that the people around me do too!”
“I applied to become an apprentice because I enjoy driving and wanted an opportunity to be trained for a job associated with driving but at the same time be able to earn some money.”
“Realising what opportunities existed within the sector changed my mind. These included working with cutting-edge technology, accelerated career progression and not being fixed to a location.”
“The most rewarding part of my job is learning everyday, and job satisfaction when the vehicle leaves completed.”
“I’ve made significant connections with other people in the business, especially the organisations representing women in engineering – who offer so much support! ”
“I realised I needed something different.”
“I’ve always been fascinated by human systems because there’s so many moving single parts, that somehow all come together, and form a system that just works. ”
“Logistics is something that will always exist, as something always needs moving from A to B. It’s a good place to be if you want longevity and career progression.”
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