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Delivery Assistant

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Delivery assistants travel with van drivers delivering a wide range of goods. They help the driver to load and unload goods from the van. They are sometimes called driver's assistants or driver's mates.

The Work

You could be:

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 2019 the National Minimum Wage is £4.35 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £6.15 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.70 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £8.21 for workers aged 25 and over. This may rise to around £9.50 an hour with experience.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

There are currently few opportunities for delivery assistants who don't have a driving licence.

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
2019
40796
1.8 %
RISE
2024
41536
  United Kingdom
2019
608924
2.6 %
RISE
2024
624993

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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.

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

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