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Job Description

The Transport Manager will plan and co-ordinate operations to ensure the efficient transportation of customers or products. They will make sure that goods or passengers reach their destination safely and on time.

Entry Requirements

There are no set entry requirements.

You could develop your transport skills as a driver, team leader or administrator, then apply for promotion to road transport manager.

Management experience from other industries will also be helpful.

An HND, foundation degree or degrees in a relevant subject, like logistics, supply chain management, transport management or business management may help you get onto a management trainee programme.

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could specialise in other types of transport, like rail, sea or air.

You could also move into transport planning and consultancy.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Bus or coach driver
  • Car fleet manager
  • Community transport operations manager
  • Freight forwarder
  • Large goods vehicle driver

Required Skills

  • Good leadership and motivational skills
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Good at problem solving
  • Able to keep calm under pressure
  • The ability to think logically
  • Good IT skills
  • Able to manage budgets
  • Flexibility
  • A good understanding of traffic regulations

Starting Salary

£23,000 to £28,000

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