Delivery Operatives

Delivery operatives load and unload goods from removal vans and delivery vehicles, convey household and office furniture, goods, equipment or other items, accompany drivers of road vehicles, and perform other elementary goods handling tasks.


New workers

New workers start around £11,490. Normal pay is £22,140 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £32,113.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 21,167 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?

  • Accompanies driver on journey and assists with manoeuvres and to load and unload vehicle.

  • Dismantles and packages items for transport if necessary.

  • Takes receipt of goods from customers and maintains and accurate record of deliveries.

  • Loads and unloads goods from removal vans or delivery vehicles either by hand or using trolleys and lift trucks.

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.

  • Purchasing

  • Project Management

  • Tax Returns

  • Agile Methodology

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Restaurant Operation

  • Finance

  • Data Analysis

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

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Detail Oriented

  • Sales

  • Operations

  • Leadership

  • Self-Motivation

  • 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.