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
£ 9,020
£ 22,196
£ 33,667

Available jobs

In the past year there were 300,939 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.

  • Apple IOS

  • Billing

  • Transferable Skills Analysis

  • Warehousing

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Restaurant Operation

  • Toxicology

  • Invoicing

  • Food Services

  • Vehicle Maintenance

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.

  • Organizational Skills

  • Planning

  • Smartphone Operation

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • English Language

  • Lifting Ability

  • Sorting

  • Positivity

  • Self-Motivation

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.