Logistics Sector Overview

Freight logistics companies either manage their own distribution system (own account operators), or manage it on behalf of another as ‘third-party logistics’ (3PL) or ‘hauliers’. More than 60% of UK freight is carried as 3PL.

  • Investment in the UK's railway and airport infrastructure will almost double over the decade to 2025, according to a report published in October 2015 by PwC and Oxford Economics.
  • The good news for logistics is that oil prices are now predicted to remain low for some time, reducing the impact of UK fuel duty which remains the highest in the EU.
  • Our transport network needs to be resilient, to withstand the shockwaves generated by the natural world and the global economic market.
  • Logistics must deliver more frequently and within more restricted time windows as customers subscribe to an ‘anytime, anywhere’ philosophy.
  • Significant investment is required to ensure a robust infrastructure that will deliver the strategy for growth and boost global exports.

Logistics Sector Details

Transport and logistics plays a critical role in the UK economy. There remains a high demand for skilled and experienced workers, with opportunities to work globally within this sector.

  • We recruit a broad spectrum of managerial roles in logistics, from procurement to warehouse, distribution and supply chain management.
  • The sector currently has an ageing workforce; in 2013 just 15% of employees were under 30.
  • Skills that are in demand include strategic management, customer service and advanced IT capabilities.

Latest vacancies in this sector


Over 25+ jobs

Distribution Team Leader

Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire

Up to £36000.00 per annum Plus benefits

Logistics Team Leader East Yorkshire £36,000 per annum Plus benefits This client has made a huge impact from their industry innovation and is a passionate advocate for sustainability, inclusion, and togetherness in their business! If you have a keen eye...

2 days ago

Transport Planner

Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

£30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum Benefits

Transport Planner, Hull, £30,000 - £32,000 per Annum. BenefitsMy client is a well-established Logistics firm that work globally, and they are looking for an experienced Transport Planner to join the Operations team! You will work predominantly Monday to...

1 day ago

Project Manager


£55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum Car Allowance

Project Manager, £55,000 - £65,000 Car Allowance, Flexible across the UK Are you an experienced Project Manager with a strong background in change management? If so, we want to hear from you! In this role you'll lead project teams, working directly w...

2 days ago

Solutions Design Consultant


£60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum Benefits

Solutions Design Consultant Flexible across the UK £60,000 - £75,000 Benefits Job Summary: We are looking for a Solutions Design Consultant to join a rapidly expanding Consultancy. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help shape this ...

2 days ago

Transport Manager

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum Plus benefits

Transport Manager West Yorkshire £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Are you ready to join a team that is dedicated to delivering exceptional service?? I am looking for a transportation and logistics expert to lead a fleet of drivers to success. Reporting to...

2 days ago

Export Administrator

Reading, Berkshire


Export AdministratorCompetitive Salary Benefits Theale, Berkshire Competitive Salary Benefits Our client, an established and leading supplier of catering supplies and equipment is looking to recruit an experienced Export Administrator to join their ...

4 days ago

Warehouse Manager

Tilbury, Essex

£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum

Warehouse Manager Tilbury £40,000 - £50,000 We are looking for an experienced Warehouse Manager to join our expanding Logistics team in Tilbury. The successful candidate will be responsible for the efficient running of the warehouse, including monitorin...

1 week ago

Office Administrator - 12 month FTC

Crewe, Cheshire


Office Administrator (12 Month FTC) Crewe £ Competitive Salary Role Profile Our client is a highly successful manufacturing business with a site based in Crewe. They are currently looking to appoint an Office Administrator to support their established ...

3 weeks ago

Project and Supply Chain Coordinator

Crewe, Cheshire

£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum

Project & Supply Chain Co-ordinator Crewe £ Competitive Salary Role Profile Our client is a highly successful manufacturing business with a site based in Crewe. They are currently looking to appoint a Project & Supply Chain Co-ordinator to co-ordinate ...

3 weeks ago

Transport & Shunting Manager

Greater Manchester

Up to £36000.00 per annum Benefits

Transport & Shunting Manager Greater Manchester £36,000 Benefits Role Profile Cast UK is working with a well-established 3PL business who are looking for an experienced Transport & Shunting Manager. The successful candidate will closely support a key ac...

1 month ago

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Karen Owen

HR Business Partner at JD Sports


Cast UK recently completed a large recruitment assignment on our behalf, recruiting all required employees at every level from Operations Manager through to drivers for a newly constructed site in Harlow. They fulfilled all of the project’s requirements within a very tight timescale to a very high standard.

Their knowledge of our business & culture alongside their sector specialist expertise make it a pleasure to work with Cast UK

Stuart Fairbairn

Head of HR, Bunzl Catering Services


Cast UK take real time to get to know us as a business and really get under the skin of what the role is, what we’re looking for, the culture fit of the business and make sure that they are really trying to find us the absolute best people. We can always rely on Cast  to give us some advice in terms of who’s on the market at the moment and what they are looking for from us as an employer

We’ve got a really great relationship with Cast UK and one that we hope will flourish over the years.

Clare Archibald

HR Manager at Ella's Kitchen


Abbey recognises that the increased demand for excellent logistics candidates in the UK means we need to work hard to attract the best talent in the industry to maintain a top level of service for our Blue Chip clientele. We are confident that Cast UK can provide us with candidates that have the right knowledge and experience to allow us to continue our expansion going forward.

Steve Granite

Managing Director at Abbey Logistics Group


Cast UK spent considerable time making sure they understood our business and the role thoroughly, touring our warehouse and investigating exactly what was required. They worked in partnership with us to ensure that our business and culture were matched incredibly well with the best candidates, we were very impressed.
Cast UK’s depth of knowledge regarding our sector and the role’s requirements were second to none.

Chris Illingworth

Finance & Operations Director at Widdop, Bingham & Co ltd.


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