Van driver

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


  • 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

7,273 positions

Current Employment

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.


Job Postings

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.

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