- Undertakes minor repairs and notifies supervisor of any mechanical faults.
- Maintains records of journey times, mileage and hours worked.
- Drives vehicle to destination in accordance with schedule.
- Assists with loading/unloading and obtains receipts from customers for goods collected/delivered.
- Drives vehicle from depot to loading/unloading point.
- Checks tyres, brakes, lights, oil, water and fuel levels and general condition of the vehicle.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 26% 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 van driver is £16,653
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 7,273. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for van driver roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £16,653 per year. That is about £1,388 per month or £8.54 per hour. New workers generally start on £16,266, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £28,350
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, 7,273 people are employed in the region.