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The Logistics and Supply Chain Industry

​The UK logistics industry is a crucial enabler for businesses of all shapes and sizes across the UK. Everyone from small independent retailers to large manufacturing companies, through to the consumer, is impacted by the logistics sector. At Select, we understand that every logistics business needs reliable, skilled and thorough employees who facilitate the supply chain and maintain excellent customer service standards.

Whether you are a Forwarder, Carrier or a Haulier or an Operations, Supply Chain or Procurement department your recruitment is safe with Select Logistics. We understand the importance of every stage of the supply chain and are able to adjust our services to the varying needs of each business.

In the UK alone, there are 192,525 logistics enterprises, employing 2.7 million people and turning over £942.5 billion. This is why we have teams of specialist consultants dotted across the UK who are experienced enough to handle the scale and complexities of the sector. If you are looking to move jobs or you need a new crew member, Select are here to help, get in touch.

*Statistics from the 2019 FTA Logistics Report

​Careers in Logistics and Supply Chain

Logistics and supply chain are blanket terms covering many sub-divisions and in those sub-divisions many different types of job role. Careers in Logistics can be highly rewarding and Select cover a wide range of logistic and supply chain avenues, below are some examples. If you have further questions or think that a career in this fast-paced industry is for you, get in touch.

Hauliers and warehousing

Running parallel to our Select Industrial teams who focus on resourcing for those roles that require large numbers, like Warehouse Operatives, our Logistics team dedicate themselves to finding people for more specialised roles.

In the distribution and transport industries such roles include European and Domestic Transport Clerks/Supervisors/Seniors, Route Planners, Trailer Planners, Stock / Inventory Controllers, Team Leaders & Managers.

Supply Chain /Operations

Anyone who is involved in the production and distribution of a commodity, including Buyers, Purchasing and Inventory Clerks, Procurement, Project Supervisors/Managers, Production Planners, Operations Managers, Warehouse Managers, the list goes on. In our Logistics division we have a focus on high-level positions within Supply Chain and Operations, having recruited in the industry for over 20 years, we understand how crucial it is to have experienced people at the helm. In such a fast-moving, pressurised and competitive sector, you need experienced and talented personnel and you can rely on our specialist recruiter to source and secure them. 

Freight forwarding

Whatever commodities you move, by air ocean or road in freight forwarding, we are here for you. At Select Appointments, our Logistics division have over 50 years’ experience placing people in all manner of freight forwarding roles. From Sales to Customs Clearance, Import to Export, Quotations to Documentation – from port of origin to door, you can have faith in our recruitment abilities.


Responsible for transporting goods across ocean or by air, carriers play a fundamental part in supply chains. Their teams need to be adaptable in an industry that responds quickly to market trends, cost fluctuation & time critical demands.  Operations, Customer Service, Co-ordinators, Claims and Marine law are some of our most commonly covered areas in Shipping recruitment.

In a complex industry moving varied commodities via container, liquid bulk, dry bulk, break bulk and ro-ro reefer, we understand your need to work with a recruitment partner who understands those complexities. At Select we recognise the knowledge experience & skills that apply to specific cargo sub-sectors devoted to getting cargo to the recipient’s door. No matter what your area of expertise is, careers in Logistics are one of our passions and we would love to hear from you.

If you are looking for office support roles, we have a specialist team that work alongside our Logistics team to supply accounts, admin and sales staff to a multitude of industries (read more about them here).

Jobs in Logistics

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Supply Chain Administrator
Bishop's Stortford£28000 - £32000 per annum, Benefits: £28k circa (dep on skills/exp), plus £3.5k car allowance, plus bonus. Benefits: Flexible working - 3 days in office/2 working f

Are you interested in pursuing an opportunity within supply chain or logistics?  Are you looking for a hybrid role that will allow you to work from home 2 days per week?  Do you want to work within...

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Export Operator
West Thurrock£25000 - £35000 per annum

Do you have experience handling ocean export operations? Familiar with ASM/ ISF customs filing? Comfortable with bookings/ collections? If so – we would like to hear from you. Brand new opportunity...

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Export Operator
West Thurrock£25000 - £35000 per annum

Do you have experience handling ocean export operations? Familiar with ASM/ ISF customs filing? Comfortable with bookings/ collections? If so – we would like to hear from you. Brand new opportunity...

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Export Manager

Unique opportunity for an experienced OCEAN FREIGHT SENIOR to join this highly renowned freight forwarder who are thriving under new management With the key role focus placed on ensuring the export...

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