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Colin Butterly

Site Manager - Trade Entry

Construction Industry Federation

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For anyone who even vaguely considers a trade or a management job they shouldn’t hesitate to pursue it as it can surprise you how capable you can become despite any reservations you may have.

It could even introduce you to different roles in the industry that you hadn’t realised were available to you or felt where out of your reach.

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Thousands of Workers needed for Transport and Logistics Sector

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Thousands of Workers needed for Transport and Logistics Sector

Friday, May 29, 2015 

Thousands of Workers needed for Transport and Logistics Sector

Freight Transport, Distribution and Logistics sector will need up to 15,500 extra skilled workers to 2020

There were an estimated 48,800 persons employed in core Freight Transport, Distribution and Logistics occupations in 2015, spread across a range of sectors in the economy, including transportation and storage, retail and wholesale trade, manufacturing and construction. The open nature of the Irish economy and our island location necessitates the export and import of freight. This requires us to have expertise in facilitating a supply chain incorporating sea, road, rail and air freight.

The recently published Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) report Addressing the Demand for skills in the Freight Transport, Distribution and Logistics sector in Ireland 2015-2020, includes recommendations to ensure that Ireland has the right skills base to facilitate international trade and domestic freight transportation and drive growth within the wider economy.

The research indicates there is demand for more graduate level entrants to the sector to ensure a future provision of managers, planners and associated office workers with adequate skills. Graduates need to be equipped with broad based skills such as e-skills, languages, flexibility and cultural awareness which will help to underpin Ireland’s further integration into the global economy. Other findings from the research include the need to retain and upskill those currently working in the sector, the development of career paths and the improvement of the relatively poor image of the sector in order to continue to recruit suitably skilled employees.

The report, and key findings presentation, can be viewed here

Source: Education & Skills Policy Unit, Dept. Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation

The CareersPortal Team