Transport and logistics at the heart of our daily life
1.9 MILLION PEOPLE
That’s the number of people working in transport and logistics. It is the 5th largest industry in France.
An industry to be discovered by 18-30-year-olds
More than 4 out of 10 young French people are attracted to the transport and logistics industry according to our Heppner survey. The first one ever carried out by us, with responses from more than 1,000 people aged 18 to 29. 71% of those surveyed said that the transport and logistics sector had a good image.
Overall, young people’s view of the sector is positive, but there are still some misconceptions. Despite some clichés, the industry covers a broad range of trades, in customer relations, digital, operations and sales trades, both technical and managerial positions. Even those at the handling agent level can move up the career ladder if they have the desire and attentiveness to progress. International opportunities can arise via contact with clients and partners abroad and in European subsidiaries
A sector undergoing rapid change
71% OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE SURVEYED, VIEW TRANSPORT-LOGISTICS AS A DYNAMIC SECTOR
Technological development represents a key change. Markets are evolving at all levels. We are witnessing ongoing transformation based on technological innovation, globalization and environmental concerns. The managerial culture is also evolving to highlight diversity, promote integration and focus on the need to attract young people regardless of their level of education.
300,000 NEW RECRUITS EACH YEAR
Transport and Logistics is the largest employment sector in France. It is a long-term trend, with over 500,000 jobs to fill between 2020 and 2022.
Although considered “difficult” by a third of those surveyed, career prospects are real. In this sector, young and not so young people, can start as handlers and then progress. Energy and willingness to learn are the only requirements.
Then by expressing their ambitions and developing solid relationships with their managers, they can progress. In this industry, a large proportion of department managers, transport experts and Supply Chain specialists started at the bottom and can share their expertise.
Training courses leading to certificates and diplomas at all levels
General engineers or specialized schools
The double Master’s Degree, with the first year in economics and law and the second year in industrial logistics, supply chain, international trade, etc.
Short courses such as a DUT (University Technical Degree) or a degree in Professional Management of Logistics and Transport
School vocational training (CAP – Certificate of Professional Aptitude) or community college degree (BAC pro – Professional Baccalaureate) in logistics and transport routes