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Delivery Driver

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A delivery driver drives a van or light truck (a medium sized goods vehicle up to 7.5 tonnes in weight), delivering goods, such as furniture, groceries or office equipment, from one place to another. They are sometimes called van drivers. The transportation of valuables or cash involves the use of a different type of vehicle (see the Security Officer or Guard job profile).

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 2017 the National Minimum Wage is £5.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.05 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £7.50 for workers aged 25 and over. With experience, this can rise to around £10.00 an hour, or more.

Many delivery drivers for large parcel delivery companies are self-employed, so earnings vary.

Conditions

Employment Status UK %

Past Unemployment
Scotland


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Getting In

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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.

GOV.UK - Become a lorry or bus driver
Website: https://www.gov.uk/become-lorry-bus-driver

The UK Government guide on how to become qualified as a lorry, bus or coach driver.

Road Haulage Association (RHA)
Tel: 01506 414 073
Website: http://www.rha.uk.net
Twitter: @RHAnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoadHaulageAssociation?v=wallFacebook

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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