Jos van Kollenberg is the Senior Adviser in Education and Travel at StudiereisMBO based in Utrecht praised the number of family businesses in the transport and logistics industry based across the island of Ireland as well the opportunities to work in the industry:
“It may be a traditional thing here but it is great to see so many family started businesses in the transport and logistics in the country. There are more opportunities than you would think as every company including defense, healthcare, and food producers among many others.”
Pamela Dennison, lecturer at South West College, shared her thoughts on preconceived opinions about the industry:
“Unless a student has a parent or relative in the industry, there are notions of a dirty job stuck in a lorry. This is not the case at all. Drivers are in more cleaner, health and safety conscious environment than ever before with the latest technology available in vehicles as well as highly skilled logistics coordinators and warehouse operatives to provide a slick, efficient work environment that has endless opportunities for growth and expansion”.
There is a dearth in skills across the transport and supply chain industry in Northern Ireland at present and no better time to get involved in an exciting career path by starting your transport and supply chain journey at South West College. With digital technology, data analytics and sustainable transportation part of what you can learn all about in the classroom and in the workplace environment, it truly is a modern and varied career to get into at this time.