Transport and Distribution Clerks and Assistants

Transport and distribution clerks and assistants perform various clerical functions relating to the transport and distribution of goods and freight.


New workers

New workers start around £18,887. Normal pay is £28,361 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £41,295.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 72,229 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Maintains records regarding the movement and location of freight, containers and staff.

  • Obtains customs clearance and processes import and export documentation necessary for the movement of goods between countries.

  • Monitors tachograph readings and maintains records of hours worked and distance travelled by drivers.

  • Formulates delivery loads, vehicle schedules and routes to be followed by delivery staff.

  • Processes customer orders and forwards requisition documentation to storage and distribution personnel.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Supply Chain

  • Invoicing

  • Warehousing

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Purchasing

  • Procurement

  • SAP Applications

  • Logistics

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Freight Forwarding

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Planning

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Sales

  • Scheduling

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Problem Solving

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.