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Removals Operative

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Removals operatives, sometimes called furniture removers, move the contents of homes and offices, including furniture and personal belongings, from one location to another.

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

As of 1 April 2018 the National Minimum Wage is £4.20 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £5.90 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.38 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £7.83 for workers aged 25 and over.

With experience this can increase to £8.05 an hour, and for those undertaking driving duties pay can be up to £12.00 an hour. If you have to spend time away from home, you would be given a living allowance. You might be given tips by customers.

Conditions

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
41424
2.3 %
RISE
2023
42372
  United Kingdom
2018
607975
3.3 %
RISE
2023
628020

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What Does it Take?

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Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Association of Removers (BAR)
Tel: 01923 699480
Website: http://www.bar.co.uk/
Twitter: @BARremovers
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/British-Association-of-Removers/189283657865184

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
Tel: 0300 200 1122
Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/driver-and-vehicle-standards-agency

The DVSA replaced the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) in April 2014. Its aim is to promote road safety through improving driving standards, testing drivers, motorcyclists and driving instructors, maintaining the registers of Approved Driving Instructors and Large Goods Vehicle Instructors and supervising training for learner motorcyclists.

Skills for Logistics
Tel: 01179 278807
E-mail: contact@skillsforlogistics.co.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforlogistics.co.uk/
Twitter: @skill_logistics

Skills for Logistics is a not-for-profit organisation which is committed to providing employers, training providers, individuals, policy makers and key organisations with consultancy, information and advice on skills development, training and sector intelligence.

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