You may be able to work up to a post as transport manager by starting as driver, a warehouse assistant or a clerical or administrative assistant in the transport industry. A good general education is useful and some subjects at National 4 or 5 may be preferred.
You may be able to enter directly into a transport company management training scheme or apprenticeship.
Some companies may offer Modern (SCQF Level 6), Technical (SCQF Level 8) or Professional (SCQF Level 11) Apprenticeships in Supply Chain Management. Entry requirements vary.
Larger companies may run training schemes for those who hold an appropriate Higher National Certificate or Diploma (HNC or HND), a degree or a postgraduate qualification. Useful subjects include international trade, logistics, transport management as well as more general subjects such as administration and business studies. HNCs and HNDs require between 1 and 3 Highers plus subjects at National 5 for entry; degrees require 4-5 Highers plus subjects at National 5.
You may need to have a Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) or Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) driving licence.
You may also need the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) or an equivalent qualification (see Training).