Need a little inspiration to get your career moving? Look no further. Hear from real people out there working in different parts of the logistics business. You can find out first-hand about the job; what the hours are like, what skills and qualifications you need, how they got there – and most importantly, what they enjoy the most.
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Tessa is a Senior Planner at Abbey Logistics in Cheshire. “I love the job because every day is different and even when the pressure is on there is an enormous sense of achievement when it all comes together.”
25-year old Kayley Ashton from Shaw near Oldham loves learning – and her Traffic Office apprenticeship with mail order company JD Williams allows her to do just that while earning at the same time.
Nicki’s career prior to Pickfords was incredibly varied – from accountancy and the local authority to car parts and printing. Whatever the job, she’s always loved the personal side.
As a Projects Executive at Kuehne + Nagel, Rebecca has looked after British Airways’ Wine and Spirits logistics. Her next role involves moving to Hong Kong to become a Bid Manager.
Maria started working for Kuehne + Nagel in Colombia as part of her university placement. She now works as an Implementation Manager in London.
Stacey works in a specialist division that manages the relocation of company employees moving for job-related reasons.
Louisa’s job involves providing support to the Area Manager and liaising with other supervisors – working across all parts of the business including collections and the mail centre.
“I love the interaction with people and want to be able to pass on my skills and help people to develop in the way that people have helped me.”
“I love the job because it can just change so quickly. When you get home from work, you actually feel like you’ve done a day’s work, which is a nice feeling.”
“The logistics industry is critical to all businesses. Working for a company like Menzies you appreciate the influence of the industry. Logistics is everywhere and everyday life couldn’t function without it!”
“I love being out in the fresh air and out of an office. The job keeps me fit. Drivers are important, as we are the face of the company and as well as delivering parcels on time, we also need to deliver great customer service.”
After studying psychology at university, Amy joined Kuehne + Nagel’s graduate programme in 2005 and now works as a Regional Project Manager in Singapore.
In this role, Beverley is responsible for ordering stock and ensuring that she sources it at competitive prices. She feels that the company has supported her greatly in the time she’s been with them.
“Senate Electrical is part of an international company which could give me the opportunity not only to develop my business skills but also use my language skills.”
“I feel like I make a difference! My ambition is to go into a more senior HR job in a few years time. Wilts have given me a really good opportunity and I feel I can grow here.”
“I am part of a team running a weekly export container service to the Mediterranean and I help to organise the loading and documentation of the ships on the service.”
In her job, Caroline deals with every aspect of the business – finance, operations, customer service and human resources.