Recruiter Innovate Freight Talent has expanded its team and taken on graduate Sophie Edmonds to bring a younger generation into logistics.

She was appointed as part of the administrative team and was drawn to a role in the logistics sector following her sister Kate who joined the team as a talent resourcer in November 2023.

Edmonds said: “Joining the team has allowed me to experience first hand how wide-reaching the logistics sector is and its impact on how the country operates.

“It’s been incredibly interesting to see the breadth of the industry and just how much it impacts our daily lives.

“I’d never considered a career in logistics before joining Innovate Freight Talent, and since taking on the job it’s been eye-opening to see the sheer variety of roles on offer in the industry.”

Innovate Freight cited a recent survey by The Careers Happiness Index that found those working in transport and logistics were the most unhappy with their careers; it wants to buck the trend by investing in fresh ideas: “We’ve been supporting Generation Logistics since we branched into the recruitment sector as a way of encouraging younger people into the industry,” explained MD Richard Litchfield.

“We know how fast paced and ever evolving the logistics industry is, which is why it’s more important than ever that we’re bringing in young talent with new ideas.

“By investing in our team, we’re investing in the sector by committing ourselves to getting the best candidates in the right roles.”