career: Logistics

Whats it all about

A career in logistics might sound like just delivering packages but it’s actually much more than that. Logistics management is the part of a supply chain that plans, implements, and controls the movement and storage of goods, services, and information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customer requirements.

Basically, working in logistics means communicating between companies and clients to make sure everything runs smoothly.

So, there are many different job roles within this industry. You can have a managerial role or a more practical role, in a head office of on the floor, it all depends on what you want to do.

Potential job roles 

Potential job roles

  • Marketing
  • Managing
  • Delivering
  • Advertising
  • Customer service
  • Human Resources

Routes in

The best part about a career in logistics is it definitely doesn’t require a degree. Inevitably, some companies might require a degree or relevant qualification for the more specific job roles – but for the most part you can get in with on the job training, work experience, and dedication.

Logistics is, however, a high pressure job that requires you to have certain skills. You need to demonstrate to potential employers that you could handle the job and a great way to do that is to get your foot in the door with some work experience.

Research a company online and find out if they accept work experience. If you can’t find evidence that they do, it’s always worth sending an email to the relevant person and asking anyway. You never know!

What skills do I need 

What skills do I need

  • Organisation
  • Planning
  • Problem solving
  • Calm under pressure
  • Time management
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Customer service skills
  • Communication

Been there, done that

We’re still on the hunt for a fabulous case study to show us how it’s done. Are you #DoingItWithoutADegree in this field? Then get in touch by emailing hattie@unisnotforme.com to find out how you can inspire our ambitious school leavers.


Expert opinion

Are you an expert in this field? Then we want you to tell us what it takes to make it in this industry. Get in touch by emailing us at hattie@unisnotforme.com to find out more.



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