To get a sense of the size of this sector, just think of the number of people and the number of goods on the move every minute of every day throughout the island. Transport covers the people, vehicles and infrastructure involved in this movement. All this coming and going of goods requires planning, this is the responsibility of logistics.
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Approximately 100,500 persons were employed in transport & logistics occupations, representing 4.4% of the national workforce. Employment for people working in these occupations is primarily in the transport sector (53%) with a further 28% in warehousing. But is also spread across a number of other sectors including industry, wholesale/retail and construction. 85% of employment relates to drivers (e.g. truck, taxi, bus, mobile machine).
Those working in the transport sector are likely to be affected by the impact of Brexit in terms of the import and export of goods. In the event of a hard Brexit, additional skills will be required in the areas of customs clearance and documentation. Regardless of Brexit, technological changes and automation of processes will result in a need for enhanced digital skills across all occupations in this field.
Several occupation groups in this sector represent Jobs in demand, including HGV drivers, Supply Chain managers, Senior planners, Forklift drivers etc.