Transport, Logistics & Supply Chain Graduate Jobs

What do graduate jobs entail?

Graduates in the transport sector generally spend their time devising strategies to improve current transport systems. They can also assess the impact and effectiveness of new developments, for example to increase the efficiency of a supply chain network or the accessibility to key areas of cities.

Logistics and supply chain management involves the movement of goods. There is a difference between them: logistics involves the processing and handling of goods, whilst supply chain management includes the entire network involved in getting goods to the customer. It can be a complex process, broadly broken into six steps:

Sourcing – involves finding the correct raw materials, and attempting to negotiate down prices from suppliers
Transportation – efficient transportation of these raw materials
Storage – it is often more efficient and cheaper to supply resources ‘just in time,’ however this is not always possible
Production – using raw materials to create a finished product to sell
Storage – involves storing the product until it can be distributed, as above, it is more efficient to hold stock for only a short time
Distribution – coordinating the distribution of products to suppliers and customers in the most efficient and cheapest way possible

Leading Employers

Leading employers in transport, logistics, and supply chain management originate from many different nations and sectors of the economy. The leading employers in Australia include:

  • Toll Holdings
  • Linfox Australia
  • Agility
  • DB Schenker Australia
  • Kings Transport Australia
  • Star Track Express
  • DHL Supply Chain
  • CEVA Logistics
  • TNT Express
  • Menlo Worldwide Logistics

If you're looking at jobs in transport, logistics, and supply chain management then Sydney is the place to start. NSW is the top region for logistics with 33.6% of jobs in the sector located here.

Starting Salary

According to the Department of Innovation, Industry, and Regional Development the base salary for diploma and bachelor graduates in logistics and supply chain management is about $55,000. Whilst graduates looking to work in transport can expect to start at approximately $45,000. These are around the range of the national average, which is $52,500 for Australian graduates under 25.

How to Stand Out

As with many graduate jobs, employers look for specific skills when considering candidates. The top three essential skills that will help you get ahead when applying in this sector include people skills, teamwork, and commercial awareness. Applicants need to demonstrate that they can interact with people well. A good way of demonstrating this is through involvement in your community, such as taking on a volunteering role at university. You can then use this experience to demonstrate your interpersonal skills at interviews.

Team work is also an essential skill that will help you stand out as an applicant. In many graduate roles you will be working in teams. Demonstrated experience of this on your CV always improves your employability. Playing a sport or being part of a student society will help you with this.

Commercial awareness refers to an applicant’s knowledge of business, their business experience, and the business they are applying to. Knowledge of what good customer service entails is also essential, as the sector involves third-party logistics. For example, working in transport, logistics and supply chain management you may supply materials and products to supermarkets, thus the supermarket is your customer.

Other skills that will help you to stand out as a candidate include adaptability, enthusiasm, and decision-making skills. Developing these skills will not only help you stand out on paper, but also when you are on the job.

Find the best Transport, Logistics & Supply Chain Graduate Jobs

The Department of Employment offers career opportunities to university graduates interested in supporting national policies and programs that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$62,406
Location
Canberra
Closing
29 March 2017

Are you ready for an empowering and inspiring opportunity? Apply now for Flight Centre's Retail Leadership Graduate Program to get your career on the right path for take-off.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Retainer plus uncapped commission
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast

At ALDI, our people are the key to our success. Our comprehensive 18 month Graduate Program will kick-start your career and fast-track your path to retail leadership. ALDI - Where the CHALLENGE is as big as the REWARD.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$85K -$152K package including superannuation + Car*
Location
NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, ACT - Both Regional and Metro Areas
Closing
31 March 2017

As a graduate, you'll be eligible for our attractive staff travel benefits and be welcomed as part of an ever-changing and fast-paced organisation where you can make a real difference!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
18 April 2017

Our General Graduates hold all types of degrees and generally have a keen interest in working in the Aviation industry.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
30 April 2017

Our Supply Graduate Program is designed to develop individuals to be RB leaders of the future. RB graduates have real responsibility from day one.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney CBD
Closing
29 March 2017

We are looking for passionate, entrepreneurial and innovative graduates to help us create the future of Beauty. You will forge your own career path, going beyond what you thought was possible by reacting fast and taking risks.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne - CBD & Inner Suburbs
Closing
9 April 2017

Reporting to the Managing Director of Cotton this role is responsible for (but not limited to):

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$60k plus super
Location
Brisbane, Queensland
Closing
31 March 2017

We're looking for fresh-thinking, high-performing graduates with a strong desire to shape Australia's communications and creative industries landscapes.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Starting salary from $60,182 per annum
Location
Canberra
Closing
28 May 2017

Our Future Leaders need ambition, commercial awareness and a self-motivated, proactive approach. We're looking for clear, effective communicators who can quickly build a rapport with a wide range of people.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Ermington
Closing
7 April 2017

The Future Leaders Programme suits graduates who want a career with real purpose. It's an accelerated development programme that equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes to move quickly into senior positions at GSK.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne, Abbotsford
Closing
7 April 2017

This program provides an opportunity for recent university graduates with qualifications relevant to school corporate services functions to be considered for positions in schools

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Level 3 PSGOGA
Location
Various locations throughout Western Australia.
Closing
25 July 2017

Exciting opportunities for graduates of all disciplines engaging with education policy and supporting schools from our central and regional offices. 

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market competitive
Location
Various locations throughout Western Australia.

A wide range of opportunities are available to contribute to the management of schools and to support student learning and engagement.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market competitive
Location
various locations throughout Western Australia

Our Commercial Graduate Program is designed to develop individuals to be RB leaders of the future.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney CBD
Closing
29 March 2017

We are seeking individuals with a passion for IT, who are capable of applying logical, critical and creative thinking to a variety of problems while continuing to learn and develop themselves.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

The Business Banking division provides a full range of innovative core and specialised business banking products and services to our Business, Commercial, Property, Rural & Regional, Corporate and Small Business customers.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

This two-year, four rotation, program equips graduates with a broad understanding of banking whilst focusing on your specific leadership capabilities.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

In the Bankwest Risk Management graduate program, you will gain in-depth experience in risk and have direct exposure to senior stakeholders, whilst developing your technical and relationship building capabilities.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

The Credit Suisse Analyst Program offers you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and challenging work environment and gain unique insight into the global financial services sector.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Location
Positions are available in Sydney and Melbourne.
Closing
6 April 2017
  • 3 Year Contract
  • Full Time
  • Hobart based
Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Hobart, Tasmania
Closing
27 March 2017

BAE Systems Australia's core values of being Trusted, Innovative and Bold underpin everything we do.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne.
Closing
27 March 2017

IP Australia is a Government agency with a passion for bright ideas. We offer a flexible workplace and rewarding career paths in the fast-growing world of intellectual property (IP).

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$62,650 - $72,170
Location
Canberra & Melbourne
Closing
2 April 2017

Do you want to experience what it is like to be part of a talented global team? Are you instinctively entrepreneurial and ambitious in nature? If you're determined to succeed we can help you reach your potential.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney
Closing
6 April 2017

If you're looking for a real challenge – one where you can use your intelligence and personality to help solve one of our country's biggest problems – Teach For Australia has a unique opportunity for you.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
2 April 2017

Pages