Mendaki SENSE Brown Bag Series - Career Perspectives: Logistics Industry

Mr Thomas Sim, Chairman of the SLA Human Capital Development Committee and Director of The Logistics Academy (TLA), was invited to share about Career Perspectives: Logistics Industry with clients of Mendaki SENSE on 12th October 2021. SENSE is a social enterprise, that focuses on building the community and shaping lives through lifelong learning, career opportunities, and professional development, and its beneficiaries are back-to-work women, PMETs, job seekers and course trainees. During the sharing, TLA’s comprehensive suite of training programmes was also introduced to participants and we had an engaging session as most of them came with questions bogging their minds on the sector’s careers. 

SLA is glad to participate in such sessions to provide insights on the exciting career prospects that the logistics industry offers! If you echo one of the following participant’s questions – “I am unfamiliar with the industry and have no qualifications or experience in the industry, do you think there would be opportunities for me to embark on a career?” – here’s our answer:

Logistics welcomes anyone who are willing to be trained. It is an exciting industry that is very wide ranging and provides meaningful career pathways for both PMETs and non-PMETs – it includes warehousing and distribution, land transportation, global freight forwarding, container depot operations and project logistics. 

We welcome mid-career switches - Talents who have specialised skillsets and experiences in other industries are also welcome to join logistics as we need vertical specialists as well that can contribute. For example, food, fashion, chemicals, industrial, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, construction etc. 

We also welcome specialists - With automation and advanced technologies, the industry has also transformed and we also need talents from all walks of life including data analysts, system analysts, solutions engineers, quality and safety experts, legal experts etc.