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Transport and Logistics: Career Map

Technical occupations: skilled occupations that a college leaver or an apprentice would be entering, that typically require qualifications at levels 2/3.


Cluster: Driver/Crew Member

Drive a vehicle (road and rail) and provide routine support services.

  • Able Seafarer (Deck)
  • Boatmaster Tidal Inland Waterways
  • Cabin Crew
  • Express Delivery Operative
  • Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Driver
  • Passenger Transport Driver:
    • Bus
    • Coach
    • Tram
  • Passenger Transport Onboard/Station Team Member:
    • Onboard
    • Station or Depot
  • Train Driver
  • Workboat Crewmember

Cluster: Transport Operations Operative/Technician

Support a transport facility’s operation and/or support the loading and movement of a freight or passenger vehicle or vessel.

  • Airside Operator
  • Aviation Ground Operative:
    • Aircraft Handling
    • Aircraft Movement
    • Fire Fighter
    • Flight Operations
    • Passenger Services
  • Aviation Ground Specialist:
    • Aircraft Handling
    • Aircraft Movement
    • Fire Fighter
    • Flight Operations
    • Passenger Services
  • Marinas & Boatyard Operative
  • Maritime Operations Officer
  • Network Operations
    • Network Performance Operator
    • Scheduler
  • Port Agent
  • Port Operative:
    • Cargo Operative
    • Passenger/Ferry/Cruise Operative
  • Rail Infrastructure Operator
    • Electrical Controller
    • Incident Responder
    • Signalling Operator
  • Transport Planning Technician


Cluster: Supply Chain Operative/Technician

Undertake routine materials movement, plan and administer logistics.

  • Express Delivery Operative
  • Export Operative
  • Import Operative
  • International Freight Forwarding Specialist:
    • Air Freight
    • Ocean Freight
  • Road Freight
  • Metal Recycling General Operative
  • Supply Chain Operator:
    • Removals Operative
    • Traffic Office
  • Supply Chain Practitioner (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
  • Supply Chain Warehouse Operative
  • Transport & Warehousing Operations Supervisor
  • Waste Resource Operative

Higher Technical occupations: require more knowledge and skills acquired through experience in the workplace or further technical education. They typically require qualifications at levels 4/5.


Cluster: Captain

Sail small vessels unsupervised.

  • Marine Pilot
  • Tug Master
  • Yacht Master

Cluster: Transport Operations Manager

Manage and lead the operation of a transport facility.

  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Aviation Operations Manager:
    • Aircraft Handling Manager
    • Aircraft Movement Manager
    • Fire Service Watch Manager
    • Flight Operations
    • Air Traffic Controller (ATC)
    • Flight Operations Manager – Operations
    • Passenger Operations Manager
  • Passenger Transport Operations Manager
  • Port Marine Operations Officer
  • Transport Planning Manager


Cluster: Supply Chain Manager

Manage an extended supply chain across multiple countries making use of sophisticated operations tools and analytical approaches.

  • International Supply Chain Manager
  • Logistics Operations Fleet Operations Manager
  • Logistics Operations Maintenance Manager
  • Logistics Operations Procurement Manager
  • Logistics Operations Warehousing Manager
  • Transport & Warehousing Operations Manager

Professional occupations: occupations where there is a clear career progression from higher technical occupations, as well as those occupations where a degree apprenticeship exists.


Cluster: Pilot

Fly commercial aircraft

  • First Officer Pilot

Cluster: Transport Operations Senior Manager

Detail to be added.

  • Harbour Master
  • Transport Planner (degree)

Cluster: Supply Chain Professional


Lead all of the extended supply chain components (usually including procurement) and seek to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the whole chain.

  • Express Delivery Manager (degree)
  • Supply Chain Leadership Professional (degree)
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