One day you can be sending props to the latest blockbuster on site in Hungary, the next sending lifesaving pharmaceuticals to the UAE. If you apply yourself and are willing to work hard, this industry can offer an environment that you can really excel in and progress.
Adam Williams, Commercial Director
Pathway, Sales / Account Management
During my apprenticeship, I moved around departments undertaking 3-4-month placements in each role to gain a good understanding of different aspects of the supply chain. I’m currently based in Istanbul working for Davies Turner and our partner Freight Forwarder - Ekol Logistics. Taking the role to be a Support Delegate in Turkey seemed a natural next step in my career journey.
Sara Collett: Overseas Support Delegate
Pathway: European Road Freight / Overseas Opportunity
My very first role with DB Schenker was working on the Commonwealth Games in India, which provided a baptism of fire into the industry! We essentially “go where the event is” and need to adapt our logistical planning and delivery according to the local environment.
Andy Blundell: General Manager – Fairs & Events
You have the opportunity to meet wonderful customers, make great friends and it also gives you the chance to travel ...what’s not to like! I am still learning something new every day, there is never a dull moment in this industry!
Joan Calder: Branch Manager Glasgow
Pathway: Branch Manager
In the morning you can be having a Skype conversation with China, and then in the late afternoon checking in with Los Angeles as you think about getting ready for home! To be successful in this industry it is imperative to know the job from the ground up, so working in a variety of roles and departments gave me a great foundation to build on.
Ian Mallon: Managing Director
Pathway: Business Owner
As Customer Service has always been my passion I was thrilled to be involved in creating a role that was eventually implemented as a national programme. Although I have only worked for two organisations I have been fortunate enough to have held a variety of different roles, and had many fantastic opportunities to develop personally and professionally.
Jayne Waite: National Client Account Manager
Pathway: Customer Service
My career began as a Trainee Consolidation Clark and after getting a couple of years of experience I quickly climbed the career ladder from supervisor to manager. This role involves a great deal of international travel and has allowed me to spend time working and visiting book fairs in the UAE, Bahrain, Germany and Africa.
Daniel James: Strategic Account Manager
Pathway: Operations/Account Management