Wholesale distribution offers career opportunities at every stage of life – for school leavers, graduates and those returning to work.

It’s a fast-moving industry sector that distributes top brands to thousands of businesses all over the country, and offers starting roles at every level, with employers who will help you develop your role, take on new challenges, and build a rewarding and enjoyable career in wholesale.

If you’re already working in the sector, and are keen to add to your skills, you can apply for an FWD training grant to help fund your career development.

How wholesale builds careers
Moving on up

This is an industry where you can build the future you choose for yourself. Many of today’s business leaders started as school leavers working on the shop floor, or joined management schemes as a graduate

Along the way they gained experience in every aspect of the business, from logistics to sales and marketing. We asked people who work in wholesale to talk about their job and the path they took to get there. Here’s their stories:

The Buyer

The Driver

The Account Manager

The Managing Director

The Cash and Carry Manager

The Supplier

The Warehouse Manager

The Head of Learning and Development