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.

Latest vacancies in this sector


Transport Planner

Liverpool, Merseyside

£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum

Transport Planner Merseyside £25,000 - £30,000 Benefits Role Profile An exciting opportunity to begin your transport career working for an expanding FMCG operation based out of Merseyside. You will be in charge of organising routes and distributing p...

2 weeks ago

Transport Planner

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

£28000.00 - £30000 per annum Pension, free parking and bonus

Transport Planner Hemel Hempstead £28,000 - £30,000 We currently representing a prestigious food distribution company based in Hemel Hempstead. As a Transport Planner, you will be responsible for the planning of the transport of food products from any loc...

2 weeks ago

Passenger Services Manager

Birmingham, West Midlands

Up to £30400.00 per annum Benefits

Passenger Service Manager, Birmingham, £30,400 per Annum. BenefitsDo you want to join a business whose main focus is to give back to the community?The client that we are working with are looking for a fantastic leader who can lead the Transport Team and...

1 month ago

Transport Compliance Manager

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

£35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum Benefits

Transport Compliance Manager Ellesmere Port Up to £38,000 DOE Job Description: Our client is an established business looking for an experienced Transport Compliance Manager their company based in Ellesmere Port. The successful candidate will be responsi...

1 month ago

Transport Supervisor

Tamworth, Staffordshire

£27000.00 - £30000.00 per annum

Transport Supervisor £27,000 - £30,000 Benefits Working shift pattern - Monday - Friday. Birch Coppice, Tamworth Role Profile Bunzl Catering Supplies, part of the Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division, is the leading distributor of disposables, pack...

2 months ago

Customer Service Specialist

Horsham, West Sussex

Up to £25400.00 per annum

Customer Service & Complaints Specialist Horsham £25,400 Pro Rata 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? Would y...

3 months ago

Head of Transport

Boston, Lincolnshire

£65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum plus benefits

Head of Transport Spalding £65,000 - £75,000 per annum Do you want to work for a market leading business? Do you want to work for a business that continually invests in its people and facilities? What about a business with ambitious plans to double its...

4 months 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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