What Work Cambridgeshire and Rutland 2016 - Page 17

Information and guidance for young people aged 13-19 TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are well-placed for the distribution sector thanks to the A1, A47 and M11, good rail links and Cambridge Airport. We can expect to see more growth, especially with the improvements to the some of the transport links. There are a number of large freight and warehousing companies in the area What is happening? Skills & qualities • Around 14,500 people are employed in this sector across a diverse range of job titles1. • 588,000 additional workers will be needed in the UK between now and 20202. • Several large national companies run their logistics operations from the Peterborough area. • Road haulage - moving goods by road – and warehousing are growth areas. • Shortage of drivers - 150,000 needed by 2020 and a severe shortage of LGV drivers in the UK 3. • Growth for air transport, including freight services across the UK, and a shortage of pilots globally. • Demand for customer service roles, managers, transport, IT, finance and administration. • Technology is having a huge impact on this sector (see below). The impact of technology Local employers • IKEA • Tesco • Debenhams • Amazon • Cambridge Airport • Norbert Dentressangle • Rutland Worldwide Frieght • DHL What could you earn?* Large goods vehicle driver £26,300 »» Real-time information for public transport users means fewer information advisers. Fork lift truck driver £20,600 Storage and warehouse manager £28,600 »» A utomated ‘picking’ at distribution centres means fewer warehouse staff. Warehouse operative £19,000 Train or tram driver £48,000 »» G lobal tracking of goods and vehicles – better customer service. Bus driver £22,800 Transport and distribution manager £37,100 Postal worker £23,900 Aircraft pilot £90,400 »» IT solutions can drive down fuel costs. »» Online shopping creating greater need for deliveries. »» Video conferencing means less business travel. »» R educing traffic congestion and accidents – more IT specialists needed. On the web www.deliveringyourfuture.co.uk www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship 1 Bsuiness Register for Employment Survey 2014 2& 3 Skills for Logistics * Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014. Average full-time (median) salary rounded to the nearest £100. Doesn’t include self employed 15