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

Operations Manager

Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire


Operations Manager Waltham Cross Role Profile Reporting into the Warehouse Manager, the role is responsible for leading and managing the performance of the Warehouse functions and respective teams. Ownership on delivering the agreed budgetary and service...

1 week ago

Customer Service Specialist

Horsham, West Sussex

Up to £25400.00 per annum

Customer Service & Complaints Specialist Horsham £25,000 Role Profile Are you an experienced Customer Service Specialist? Do you like to create memorable Customer Experience? Do you want to work in a fast paced, high growth environment?We have a fantast...

2 days ago

Logistics & Compliance Manager

Swindon, Wiltshire

£45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum

Logistics & Compliance Manager Swindon (Hybrid Working Option) £45,000 - £50,000 Bonus Company Profile Our client is a global organisation providing electrical product solutions to a wide range of sectors, including Defence, Rail and Aviation. This p...

3 weeks ago

Business Development Manager


Car & Bonus

Business Development Manager - Northamptonshire £Competitive Salary Bonus & Car Company Profile Our client provides innovative services by developing and applying optimized logistics solutions. We provide integrated logistics and information servic...

3 weeks ago

Sales Manager - Logistics Systems

City of London, London

£60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum

Sales Manager - Logistics Systems £60,000 - £65,000 Bonus Remote Company Profile Our client provides innovative services by developing and applying optimized logistics solutions. A high growth environment, with a entrepreneurial mind set, they are loo...

3 weeks ago

Head of Operations

Bromley, London

£80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum

Head of Operations Bromley £80,000 - £100,000 Benefits Role Profile Cast UK have partnered with a rapidly growing wholesale supplies business, who are looking to strengthen its senior management team with the recruitment of an experienced Head of Oper...

3 weeks ago

Supply Chain & Logistics Co-Ordinator

Crewe, Cheshire


Supply Chain & Logistics Co-Ordinator - Crewe - Competitive Salary Benefits WE NEED YOU A Supply Chain & Logistics Co-ordinator with exceptional organisation and communication skills, with the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment. Who y...

3 weeks ago

Operations Manager

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

£35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum Benefits

Operations Manager, Stoke on Trent, £35,000 - £42,000 per Annum. Benefits Do you want to join an established company that have a global customer base? The client that we are working with are looking for a brilliant Operations Manager to join their team ...

3 weeks ago

HR Business Partner - Netherlands

Rotterdam, South Holland


HR Business Partner, Rotterdam, Competitive Salary Benefits Are you a people-centric leader with experience working in HR across mainland Europe? Then we could have the role for you! Suttons are a fantastic and well-established business who are r...

3 weeks ago

HR Business Partner UK

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

£45000 - £55000 per annum

Job Role HR Business Partner UK Location Wellingborough Salary £45,000 - £55,000 Role Profile Cast UK are supporting our client, who is a leading technology company that are looking to recruit a HR Business Partner to act as a consultant for company ma...

3 weeks 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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