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Fork-lift Truck Drivers

Fork-lift truck drivers operate fork-lift trucks in factories, warehouses, storerooms and other areas to transfer goods and materials.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 17,869
£ 24,732
£ 40,402

Available jobs

In the past year there were 114,179 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?

  • Cleans, oils and greases machine.

  • Keeps records of work undertaken.

  • Ensures that truck is connected to charger or is correctly refuelled for use.

  • Drives truck to unloading point and lowers forks to correct position on stack or ground.

  • Operates controls to pick up load on forks.

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.

  • Forklift Operation

  • Forklift Truck

  • Warehousing

  • Palletizing

  • Manual Handling

  • Housekeeping

  • Order Picking

  • Stock Control

  • Machinery

  • Production Line

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.

  • Loading And Unloading

  • Communications

  • Detail Oriented

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Lifting Ability

  • Customer Service

  • Self-Motivation

  • Operations

  • Management

  • Punctuality

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.