Skills shortages and an ageing workforce have only served to increase the demand for talented graduates to fill the latest transport and logistics positions. Find out what's needed for each role

To deliver on the government's investment strategy for Britain's long-suffering road and rail network, transport and logistics employers are looking to take on a new generation of workers.

Those with qualifications and experience in key areas such as design, engineering, construction and project management will find there are plenty of opportunities available to work in the sector.

Types of jobs that include travel

Here are some graduate careers in passenger transport, transport planning, freight logistics, and supply chain management.

Careers in transportation and logistics

Whether you're keen on improving transport systems, managing transport services or coordinating the storage and distribution of goods, these demanding roles will keep you at the forefront of operations:

A full understanding of the supply chain is crucial to those tasked with managing the flow of products, so they reach their destination on time and in a cost efficient manner. Explore what's required to pursue a career in logistics and supply chain management.

Excellent planning and organisation skills are essential for graduates overseeing passenger transport operations. Find out more about road and railway careers.

Aviation graduate jobs

If you'd like to live the jet-set lifestyle, there's plenty of choice when it comes to working in the airline industry. These range from highly-responsible controller roles on the ground to piloting a passenger aircraft.

Read about 3 of the most popular airline graduate schemes.

Graduate civil engineering jobs

All manner of transportation (air, rail, road, water and even space) has a need for engineers to plan, design, construct and maintain the infrastructure. Indeed, project managing the efficient, convenient and safe movement of goods and people is absolutely crucial to society.

Consider these tips on getting into civil engineering.

Other transportation jobs

Graduates adept in IT may be interested in freight forwarding or transport consultancy career, while qualified officers are always welcome to work in the UK's commercial shipping industry.