Transport or Distribution Clerk or Assistant

Workers in this unit group perform various clerical functions relating to the transport and distribution of goods and freight.


  • Maintains records regarding the movement and location of freight, containers and staff.
  • Obtains customs clearance and processes import and export documentation necessary for the movement of goods between countries.
  • Monitors tachograph readings and maintains records of hours worked and distance travelled by drivers.
  • Formulates delivery loads, vehicle schedules and routes to be followed by delivery staff.
  • Processes customer orders and forwards requisition documentation to storage and distribution personnel.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 17% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for transport or distribution clerk or assistant is £23,668

2,082 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,082. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for transport or distribution clerk or assistant roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £23,668 per year. That is about £1,972 per month or £12.14 per hour. New workers generally start on £15,805, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £35,633

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,082 people are employed in the region.

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