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.

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

Expansion Manager - Germany


€50000.00 - €55000.00 per annum

Expansion Manager Germany Role Profile This is an opportunity for someone who is willing to roll up their sleeves, take responsibility and make a difference, and who will gain unique insight into the breadth of the business. You could launch a new city, a...

1 day ago

Business Development Manager - High Wycombe

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

Business Development Manager - High Wycombe £40,000 - £45,000 Competitive uncapped commission Role Profile Cast UK are working exclusively with one of our exciting partners, who are a well-established organisation. Their contacts stretch across the UK,...

1 week ago

Warehouse Supervisor

Enfield, London


Late Shift Supervisor Enfield Role Profile The role of a Late Shift Supervisor is a physically demanding role that requires a basic level of English and numeric skills to allow the comprehensive auditing of picking and loading in a timely and accurate man...

1 week ago

Driver Trainer

Preston, Lancashire

£36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum Benefits

Driver Trainer, Preston, £36,000 - £40,000 Benefits Are you looking for a new opportunity working for an expanding Logistics business? Are you looking to join a business that could help you learn new skills and really expand your knowledge? If so, this ...

1 day ago

Transport Shift Manager

Greater Manchester

Up to £35000.00 per annum Benefits

Transport Shift Manager, Greater Manchester, £35,000 Benefits Are you looking for a new opportunity working for a well-established Logistics business? Are you looking to join a business that could help you learn new skills and really expand your knowled...

2 days ago

Senior Transport Manager

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

£50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum Car Allowance*

Senior Transport Manager Hemel Hempstead £50,000 - £60,000 Car allowance* Do you want to work for a thriving business with an exciting growth plan? Are you an experienced Transport Manager looking to take over a large fleet that work with leading bu...

3 days ago

Logistics Coordinator

Rotterdam, South Holland

€45000.00 - €55000.00 per annum plus benefits

Super business? Rapidly expanding? Great opportunities for progression? I'm partnering with an amazing International Business opening a new office in Rotterdam and I'm looking for the first person in their Logistics Team who will play a key role in devel...

4 days ago

Site Manager - Logistics

Carlisle, Cumbria

£45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum

Site Manager Carlisle £45,000 - £50,000 Benefits Cast have partnered with market leading Logistics business based in Carlisle, who are looking to strengthen its senior management team with the recruitment of an experienced site manager. As the Site Man...

1 week ago

Warehouse Manager

Basingstoke, Hampshire


Warehouse Manager Basingstoke £ Competitive Salary Bunzl Catering Supplies are looking for an experienced and dynamic Warehouse Manager for their operation in Basingstoke! Role Profile Bunzl Catering Supplies, part of the Bunzl Catering Division, is ...

1 week ago

Logistics Coordinator (6 month contract)

Crewe, Cheshire

£22500 - £24500 per annum

Logistics Coordinator (6 month FTC) Crewe £22,500 - £24,500 Role Profile Our client is a highly successful manufacturing business with a site based in Crewe. They are currently looking to appoint a Logistics Coordinator to support established Supply Ch...

1 week ago

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I have found that the level of service and professionalism is exceptional. For me, one of the most important aspects of any relationship is ongoing communication and ensuring that I am kept up to speed with a process and how this is progressing and this is certainly an element of the service provided that I feel is a strength of Cast.

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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