Van drivers

£24,960

Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017

45

Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015

2.61%

Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)

Description

Van drivers collect, transport and deliver goods in vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes in weight.

Qualifications

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Entrants must possess a clean car driving licence. In order to drive vehicles between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes, entrants must pass an additional test for a category C1 licence. Minimum age restrictions apply according to the weight of vehicle and whether the driver holds a Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence). NVQs/SVQs in relevant areas and at various levels are available.

Typical tasks

  • checks tyres, brakes, lights, oil, water and fuel levels and general condition of the vehicle;
  • drives vehicle from depot to loading/unloading point;
  • assists with loading/unloading and obtains receipts from customers for goods collected/delivered;
  • drives vehicle to destination in accordance with schedule;
  • maintains records of journey times, mileage and hours worked;
  • undertakes minor repairs and notifies supervisor of any mechanical faults.

Common job titles

Driver-courier
Driver, delivery
Driver, warehouse
Storeman-driver
Packer-driver
Warehouseman-driver
Collector, sack
Deliverer
Collector, egg
Driver, recovery
Driver, delivery, parcel
Driver, multi-drop
Driver-custodian (security services)
Courier-driver
Driver
Driver, motor
Driver, courier
Driver-warehouseman
Driver, van, delivery
Driver, mail, motor
Driver, motor, railway
Porter-driver
Driver, van
Deliveryman
Member, team, service, customer (delivery service)
Driver-packer
Leader, coal
Driver, drop, multi
Driver-storeman
Operator, recovery
Carman
Driver, delivery, parts
Driver, despatch

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.