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Why work in a warehouse?

Not sure if working in the Warehousing and Logistics sector is for you? Here’s five reasons why you should:

  1. It’s an industry that’s always going to be needed. Even if we’re facing a pandemic, we’re always going to need letters to be sent internationally and food transported up and down the UK. Warehouses are an essential component in the way we live and work.
  2. The Warehousing and Logistics industry is huge! In 2019, over 81,000 people within a 60-minute drive of the College were employed in this sector; and by 2026, it’s expected to grow by another 5.8%.*
  3. There’s lots of opportunities to progress your career as many warehousing companies look to recruit from within. You could start your career in Picking and Packing or moving pallets using fork lift trucks or hand operated manual handling equipment. But whilst you’re doing this you’ll learn all about the company and the products it distributes. Once you’ve got a real understanding, you could use that in a team leader or managerial role, or you could move into another area of the business, such as Customer Service, Deliveries, Human Resources, Logistics, Marketing or Planning.
  4. It’s literally is an industry that never stops! If you want to work in a fast-paced environment, that’s constantly on the go, this is the sector for you.
  5. If you want a job that fits with your lifestyle, then this is a good sector to choose. Many warehousing and logistics companies operate 24/7, so they need staff who want to work different shift patterns, including evenings or weekends; part-time or full-time; to keep their business functioning.

The world really is your oyster when working in Warehousing and Logistics!

Take a look at the What careers are available in Warehousing and Logistics? page to get an overview on the range of jobs available. Or, if you’re ready to apply for a job role, visit the Apprenticeship Vacancies page to see the vacancies we have and start your career in this fast-paced and rewarding industry. If you want more information email info@barnsley.ac.uk and our friendly team will be able to help.

*All data is supplied by EMSI, November 2020.

Last updated: 7th December 2020

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