Transport Sector Overview

Whilst passenger transport took a downturn in 2020, the pandemic caused logistics and distribution-related transport to snowball. It’s a crucial part of the ‘new normal’.

  • The transport industry directly employs approximately 10 million people, and makes up 5% of GDP.
  • Transport, logistics and storage are key in European manufacturing, accounting for 10–15% of the total cost of a finished product.
  • UK roads transport more freight per kilometre of the motorway than any other major economy (excluding Japan).
  • Because of the transport sector’s heavy reliance on oil resources, their carbon footprint is high, so boosting sustainability and efficiency is a key objective for businesses.

Transport Sector Details

Considering the demand to be more sustainable, transport specialists have a lot resting on their shoulders. Managers are required to have strong technical abilities to boost efficiency, plus agility to move swiftly in an ever-changing market.

  • We recruit for a diverse range of transport talent roles including logistics, distribution and supply chain management.
  • Leaders should be analytical and innovative problem solvers, with a strategic and learning-focused mindset.
  • The sector lacks gender and cultural diversity, and the younger generation doesn’t see it as an attractive career option, which means there are recruitment challenges to address.

See what our clients have to say…

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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