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Van Drivers

Van drivers collect, transport and deliver goods in vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes in weight.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 7,985
£ 20,335
£ 33,817

Available jobs

In the past year there were 271,639 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

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

What they do most days?

  • Undertakes minor repairs and notifies supervisor of any mechanical faults.

  • Maintains records of journey times, mileage and hours worked.

  • Drives vehicle to destination in accordance with schedule.

  • Assists with loading/unloading and obtains receipts from customers for goods collected/delivered.

  • Drives vehicle from depot to loading/unloading point.

  • Checks tyres, brakes, lights, oil, water and fuel levels and general condition of the vehicle.

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.

  • Warehousing

  • Forklift Truck

  • Manual Handling

  • Palletizing

  • Apple IOS

  • Retail Operations

  • Vehicle Maintenance

  • Housekeeping

  • Fundraising

  • Numeracy

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.

  • Customer Service

  • Communications

  • Loading And Unloading

  • Lifting Ability

  • Detail Oriented

  • Sorting

  • Self-Motivation

  • Collections

  • Smartphone Operation

  • Friendliness

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.