To get a sense of the size of this sector, just think of the number of people and the number of goods on the move every minute of every day throughout the island. Transport covers the people, vehicles and infrastructure involved in this movement. All this coming and going of goods requires planning, this is the responsibility of logistics.
Approximately 97,500 persons (94% male) were employed in transport & logistics occupations, representing 4.5% of the national workforce. 52% of overall employment was concentrated in the transport sector.
Employment for people working in these occupations is primarily in the transport sector, but is also spread across a number of other sectors including industry, wholesale/retail and construction. Four fifths of employment relates to drivers (e.g. truck, taxi, bus, mobile machine).
Those working in the transport sector are likely to be affected by the impact of Brexit in terms of the import and export of goods. In the event of a hard Brexit, additional skills will be required in the areas of customs clearance and documentation. Regardless of Brexit, technological changes and automation of processes will result in a need for enhanced digital skills across all occupations in this field.
Several occupation groups in this sector represent Jobs in demand, including HGV drivers, Supply Chain managers, Senior planners, Forklift drivers etc.
It is a job where you can really feel a part of your hometown, knowing the transport couldn’t function without you, and with hundreds of people's days depending on your work.
Logistics involves planning and overseeing the movement of goods from place to place and is a very complex process.
The motor industry in Ireland is made up of dealerships and repair shops that get cars onto Irish roads and keep them there.
Aviation is a complex industry and one with an extremely high focus on quality, this means that wherever you work there will be pressure and strong demands for attention to detail and quality control.
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The educational qualifications required vary, for each specific role they will be outlined by the employer.