Other Drivers and Transport Operatives

Job holders in this unit group monitor the activities of bus drivers, conductors and other road transport depot drivers, undertake various tasks related to water transportation, and perform other transportation tasks.


New workers

New workers start around £21,675. Normal pay is £45,093 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £74,901.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 15,464 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?

  • Guides horses or ponies and drives horse drawn vehicles to transport goods and passengers.

  • Operates and maintains locks, opens and closes moving bridges across inland waterways and docks, and measures depth of water in canals, rivers, etc. to determine possible dumping or dredging sites.

  • Operates and maintains lighthouses and navigational lights in harbours, and assists in mooring craft.

  • Checks that goods have been correctly loaded into vehicle, monitors and records information from tachograph, and arranges for servicing, refuelling, cleaning and repair of depot vehicles.

  • Organises relief and replacement crews as necessary, ensures compliance with regulations regarding the carrying of passengers and luggage, and submits reports of any irregularities.

  • Checks that vehicles run as scheduled, monitors number of passengers travelling particular routes and makes recommendations for improvement of services.

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.

  • Machinery

  • Construction

  • Vehicle Maintenance

  • Forklift Truck

  • Machine Operation

  • Warehousing

  • Manual Handling

  • Excavation

  • Hoisting

  • Dozer

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

  • Customer Service

  • Loading And Unloading

  • Detail Oriented

  • Operations

  • English Language

  • Management

  • Lifting Ability

  • Problem Solving

  • Mathematics

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.