How to start a career in the logistics industry

C&H Recruitment currently has many different jobs available in the logistics industry. Ports, railways and trucking are key areas of the logistics industry, but there are many other diverse roles such as administration and management¬† available. Here’s some tips on how to get started:

  1. There are many different roles and companies in the logistics industry in Queensland. Job sites will give you a good idea of what kind of positions you might be interested in, and what skills and qualifications are required for those roles. Have a look at what C&H Recruitment currently has available
  2. Consider obtaining a relevant degree or diploma in logistics, supply chain management, or a related field. This will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the industry. Tafe is a good starting point
  3. Consider obtaining relevant machinery tickets for the role you wish to obtain e.g forklift license, telehandler license, order picker license
  4. If you would like to gain a truck driving role, consider what size truck you wish to drive and upgrade your license accordingly
  5. Attend industry events and meet people working in the logistics industry. Building relationships and networking with people in the field can help you learn more about the industry and identify potential job opportunities.
  6. Consider gaining relevant experience through internships, part-time or casual work, or volunteering. This will help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the industry. Most large companies have a form of internship or youth support.
  7. Search for job opportunities in the logistics industry in Queensland on job boards, company websites, and other resources. Be prepared to apply for entry-level positions and work your way up the ladder.
  8. Professional certifications or qualifications like Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, CSCP from APICS from industry bodies can increase your chances of getting hired and to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to potential employers. Like most jobs, enthusiasm and commitment is well regarded

The logistics industry is a diverse field and also includes roles like dispatching, trucking, freight forwarding, warehousing, administration, bookkeeping. Some will require you to have a commercial driver’s license or machine specific license and some require you to work in shifts.