The transport industry is essential to help run our country by delivering people and products to where they’re needed. The transport industry covers a variety of roles. Roads, railways, aviation, shipping and aircraft support vehicles all require skilled people to help the industry move towards a more environmentally friendly transport infrastructure.
The impact you could make
- Using low emission vehicles to help reduce environmental impact.
- Help build a greener infrastructure such as roads, railways and shipping which all need people with a variety of skills.
The opportunities within transport
The transport industry is growing which means there are new job roles being created such as hybrid technology engineer. There’s also going to be a higher demand for existing roles such as carbon assessors, environmental lawyers and more. All these roles can be accessed through apprenticeships, full-time or part-time education.
"I applied for the ScotRail apprenticeship as I've always been interested in the railway and how it works. Every day is different and I'm always learning. I would tell anyone to jump at the chance of joining an apprenticeship scheme. The chance to learn, work, and gain experience is not one to be missed."
Explore transport jobs
We’ve pulled together some popular transport jobs for you to explore.
Some things you may not know about transport
* Scottish space strategy
What subjects to take
We’ve pulled together some examples of subjects that could be useful for getting into a career in transport.
- Engineering FA
- Design and Manufacture
For most jobs, you might not need specific subjects. If your school does not provide all of these subjects or you're just unsure - do not worry. There are many more subjects you can explore by using the Option Choices tool or speaking to a careers adviser in your school.
What routes you can take
There are different options you can choose from after school. We’ve pulled together some of them to help you decide which is best for you.
Transport industry partners
Discover some of the partners within transport and find out how they’re contributing to the industry.
Institute of Motor Industry (IMI)
IMI's goal is to help people working in the automotive sector to gain new skills and professional recognition.
The ScotRail network is vital to Scotland’s communities and to the country’s efforts to recover economically from the impact of COVID-19.
Road Haulage Association
The RHA and Microlise have a joint not-for-profit company Road to Logistics, which aims to address professional driver shortfall and encourage new talent into the transport and logistics industry.