Roundspersons and Van Salespersons

Roundspersons and van salespersons deliver and sell food, drink and other goods by calling on householders or by selling from a mobile shop or van and call on households to collect and receive payment for laundered or similarly serviced articles.


New workers
£ 8,599
£ 22,119
£ 40,917

Available jobs

In the past year there were 21,491 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?

  • Returns to depot and hands in unsold goods and cash.

  • Sells goods, records deliveries, takes further orders or articles requiring servicing and collects cash or prepares bill.

  • Calls out, rings bell or otherwise attracts attention to the items on sale.

  • Calls at customers.

  • Drives vehicle over established route and parks at recognised stopping places or households.

  • Loads vehicle with food, drink, or articles that have been laundered, etc..

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.

  • Project Management

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Housekeeping

  • Restaurant Operation

  • Finance

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Agile Methodology

  • Procurement

  • Service Improvement

  • Restaurant Management

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.

  • Customer Service

  • Communications

  • Management

  • English Language

  • Operations

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • Mathematics

  • Good Driving Record

  • Map Reading

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.