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Removals Operative

Removal operatives taking furniture from a van into a house

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

You could be:

Pay

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

Starting pay is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).

As of 1 April 2024 the National Minimum Wage is £6.40 an hour for workers under 18, £8.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20. The National Living Wage for those aged 21 and over is £11.44 an hour.

With experience this can increase to around £10 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

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
1397
2 %
RISE
2029
1425
  United Kingdom
2024
21465
3.7 %
RISE
2029
22264

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

Video

Courtesy of W & W Movers

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

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