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How contract roles in supply and logistics can broaden your knowledge

From the opportunity to progress to competitive rates of pay, there are plenty of reasons to consider a career in supply and logistics 

But did you know there are also a number of benefits to undertaking a contract role in supply and logistics?  

Think about what you’d like from your dream job: ideally, you want to find the perfect balance between a role that gives you the lifestyle you’d like, while offering exciting and interesting day-to-day tasks – and that’s where contracting comes in!  

Contract roles offer greater flexibility, a fantastic work/life balance and the opportunity to earn good money, and the great news is that from warehouse workers to supply technicians, there are plenty of exciting contract opportunities in supply and logistics.  

So, whether you are already working in a permanent supply chain position and want to become a contractor or are thinking about starting your career, read on to find out how contract roles can help you learn new skills, expand your supply chain and logistics knowledge and experience and get you to where you want to be. 

6 reasons to consider supply and logistics contract roles:  

1. You can expand your knowledge  

Supply and logistics contract roles are available at all levels, meaning that no matter how much experience you have, you’ll find a job that suits you so you can expand your supply chain and logistics knowledge and experience 

As contract positions are typically dedicated for a particular period of time, you’ll have the option to change jobs at the end of each contract if you wish, which means that you can expand your experience and develop your practical skills more widely than you would if you were in a permanent role.  

In fact, at M&E Global, most of our clients are either defence clients or a prestigious employer with similar expertise, so you’ll also benefit from gaining this experience by working with the industry’s most respected employers. 

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2. You can gain life experience  

It’s not just about on-the-job knowledge, though. If you’ve always wanted to explore the world, supply and logistics contract jobs provide a great opportunity to experience different countries and cultures.  

At M&E Global, the majority of our supply and logistics contract roles are based overseas, which means you can gain international experience.  

Working overseas not only enables you to build on your professional experience, but because you’ll be working with people from different backgrounds and cultures, you can earn the type of life experience that no amount of work can provide. Talk about adding value to your CV!  

3. You can hone your communication skills  

This leads us onto our next point: although supply and logistics is about processes and being logical, it’s also about people. As a result, good communication and relationship-building skills are essential – and there’s no better way to boost your communication skills than by working with people from different cultures.  

Working with people from other backgrounds forces you to develop your communication skills and also improves your confidence – all of which is essential to a successful career in supply and logistics!  

4. You are in control

Another benefit of contracting in supply and logistics is that you can choose who you want to work for and in what role. This means that you are in control of your career, making your working life much more enjoyable.  

Variety is one of the main benefits of contracting: not only can you tailor your career and work around your personal life, but if you know where you want your career to go, you can tactically choose the right roles to get you there so you can improve your supply chain and logistics knowledge and experience 

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5. You can showcase your flexibility  

The world of supply and logistics is fast-paced and unpredictable. It’s not uncommon for problems and last-minute changes to arise – and if you’re going to succeed in the industry, you need to prove that you can think on your feet and adapt easily.  

Undertaking contract work is a great way to prove to potential employers how flexible you are, both in terms of working hours and also the ability to perform a wide range of duties so you can help your team members and ensure you meet deadlines. 

By adding an overseas stint to your portfolio, you’re also showing that you are confident working with different cultures and in a variety of environments – and in today’s crowded job market, these are qualities that should not be overlooked. 

6. You can grow your network  

Finally, another huge benefit of contracting is that you can quickly grow and establish your network of professional contacts. This is especially true when it comes to overseas contracting!  

Not only will having a vast network help you stay abreast of the latest developments in your field, but you will also build a network of people who you can call upon in the future. If you’re a hard worker who is keen to progress, it’s good to get your name known!  

Ready to get started?  

At M&E Global, we are always on the lookout for supply and logistics professionals for exciting opportunities. From warehouse workers and forklift operators to supply technicians, we have a number of fantastic roles on offer.  

So, if you are thinking of leaving the military for life on civvy street and are looking for a contract role, or if you are already in the supply and logistics industry but hungry to progress your career, contact our friendly team today for expert help and advice!  

Alternatively, why not check out the contract roles we are currently working on here.  


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