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Careers: Transport jobs fail to attract young

Working in the transport and logistics industry is not an immediate choice for today’s younger generation with 16 to 25-year-olds preferring careers in industries such as education, health or cultural arts.

Transport and logistics was ranked joint seventh in a career wish list with more than 25 professions ahead of it.

However, The Aspirations Index 2007, compiled by City & Guilds, also polled 45 to 65-year-olds and the transport industry crept up to fourth in this list.

Dick Winterton, managing director of the City & Guilds Awards, said: “The popularity of traditional sectors may be surprising, considering the number of new industries which have emerged. Careers in healthcare and education equip people with transferable skills that are in global demand.

“This offers young people the chance to use their skills while broadening their horizons.”

According to the survey, almost two-thirds (62%) of people under the age of 25 have a clear idea of their dream job while 38% have no idea of their future career plans.

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