Delivery Drivers and Couriers

Delivery drivers and couriers collect, transport and deliver goods using a range of vehicles, including bicycles and motor vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes in weight.


New workers

New workers start around £9,020. Normal pay is £22,196 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £33,667.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 300,939 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?

  • 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.

  • Apple IOS

  • Billing

  • Transferable Skills Analysis

  • Warehousing

  • Invoicing

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Toxicology

  • Restaurant Operation

  • Food Services

  • Commercial Driving

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.

  • Smartphone Operation

  • Organizational Skills

  • Planning

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Lifting Ability

  • English Language

  • Positivity

  • Sorting

  • 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.