Distribution and Logistics

The UK transport and logistics industry is worth £74.45 billion to the UK economy and employs around 2.2 million people in over 196,000 companies.

Temporary agency labour has played a valuable role in the operational strategy of the industry, allowing businesses to respond quickly and efficiently to market growth, seasonal shifts and contractual wins.

PMP Recruitment understand the necessity of contingent workforce within the logistics arena and for more than 20 years have ensured clients maintain the nimbleness to instantly adapt to fluctuating markets by rapidly responding to temporary workforce needs.

Revenue for the logistics industry is currently £23.7bn, forecasts indicate the sector is set to expand to £25.4bn over the five years through 2020.

Positive economic trends, increased international trade and the growth of online retailing are expected to push up the volume of goods moved around Britain. The industry remains in a good position to take advantage of the expansion, however the sector is faced with a skills shortage with 1.2 m workers needed by 2022. The industry also has an older than average employment base and faces challenges related to attracting younger drivers into the profession.

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The logistics sector is a 24/7 operation and output can be driven by different elements including weather, time of year or key holiday periods. Our candidate database, business centres, satellite offices and onsite locations ensure we are well equipped to swiftly mobilise a flexible workforce.

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