The National Logistics Academy


Great careers in a dynamic sector

If you’re looking for a challenging career in a fast-changing and growing sector then why not take a closer look at logistics. It offers a wide variety of different careers all with great prospects.

The UK logistics sector is worth over £93bn to the economy. It employs one in twelve working  people – that’s 2.2 million people spanning some 196,000 companies. And with the growth of on-line shopping the sector looks set to continue expanding for the foreseeable future.

Logistics is all about the movement and storage of goods. Everything we consume has to be transported and in today’s world we want things delivered faster than ever and with excellent customer service.

To meet these challenges the logistics sector is increasingly using digital technologies to plan and control the movement of goods. Over the next five years, the sector will require an extra 658,000 workers and they will all need to have good digital skills.

The National Logistics Academy is your starting point for a career in this dynamic sector. Our nationwide network of specialist training providers will support and train you in your apprenticeship with a good logistics employer where you will get paid as you learn the job.

If you’re looking for a challenging career in a dynamic sector then why not take a closer look at logistics. It offers a wide variety of different careers all with great prospects. Click here to view our current vacancies.

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Pathway to apprenticeship

This Logistics Pathway to Apprenticeship programme take around 12 weeks and includes work preparation training, English, maths and IT, plus a vocational skills course. This is followed by 6 weeks or more work experience with a well known, local employer.

Opportunities for all

At the National Logistics Academy we believe that logistics offers a range of fantastic career opportunities for all sorts of bright young people – whatever their aptitudes or interests. That’s why we have created two different pathways that can lead on to a variety of occupations:

The Logistics Operator pathway

For young people who have a practical leaning and prefer a job that is more hands on we offer the Logistics Operator pathway. This can lead to a variety of occupations such as


  • Motor cycle courier driver
  • Van driver
  • HGV driver

Motor vehicle mechanic:

  • Light motor vehicle mechanic
  • Heavy motor vehicle mechanic

Warehousing and storage:

  • Goods receiving and despatch
  • Order picker and packer
  • Forklift truck operator

The Logistics Business pathway

Those who are more suited to back office or customer facing roles will want to follow the Logistics Business pathway. This will prepare them for a job in:

Business skills:

  • General administration
  • IT support
  • e-commerce

Customer service:

  • Receptionist
  • Telephone customer service
  • Social media

Transport operations:

  • Traffic office

Freight forwarding:

  • International trade and logistics operations

The sector is crying out for bright, motivated young people to become:

  • Van drivers and couriers
  • HGV drivers
  • Engineers, technicians and fitters
  • Transport managers
  • Traffic office planners
  • International freight forwarders
  • Warehousing and forkilft operatives
  • Supply chain managers
  • Data systems specialists
  • Customer service advisors


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