What’s it really like working in the logistics sector?

Ever wondered what it’s really like to work in the logistics sector? Hear what our clients and candidates have to say about working in the logistics sector. The journeys our workers have taken and the way in which the sector has changed may just surprise you.

“I started working in logistics over 24 years ago as a factory operative after leaving school. I soon learned to operate a forklift truck which my company paid for me to do. As time went on I learned how to schedule production and coordinate staff. This lead to me becoming team leader and then department manager responsible for 30 members of staff! The company I worked for also put me on a management-training programme and I gained a degree via distance learning with the University of Sheffield. I am now an operations manager for a large production company employing over 300 staff. I have seen a lot of changes in the logistics sector over the years and these same changes have given me the opportunities to develop myself.”Below are just some of the roles, A-Z, that we are currently recruiting for or have placed candidates in previously.

David - Operations Manager (Adecco Client)

“I was unfortunately made redundant in late 2016 when I saw a temporary van driving job with Adecco.  I needed a position quick so I applied.  I started on what was initially a temporary contract delivering equipment to care facilities.  I loved the role because I like driving and being in a different place everyday.  The company where I was based had a permanent opportunity which I applied for and was offered the position. I’ve never looked back!”.

Alan – Van Driver (Adecco Worker)

“I started working on a temporary contract in a warehouse after finishing collage.  I really liked the teamwork element to the job and no two days are the same. Since then, I have learnt new skills such as stocktaking and using the computerised order management system.  I am hopefully going to train on the fork lift truck in the next year or so, as this is an area I would love to go into.”

Sam – Warehouse Operative (Adecco Worker)

“I have worked in the logistics sector for over 15 years and I have seen a lot of change in this time.  Innovation, online shopping and new production methods have really changed the sector for the better.  Some people worry about technology and how it may affect jobs but we have seen our demand for staff grow as we become more efficient at supplying our customers.  I can see this sector continuing to do so into the future.”

Helene - Workforce Planner for large Distribution business (Adecco Client)

    Whether you’re currently working in the logistics sector or you’re thinking about pursuing a career in a ‘job that moves’, get in touch with your local branch today to discuss the opportunities we can offer.

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