Job Title: 


Alternate Titles: 

Courier driver,Delivery driver,Driver,Parcel delivery driver,Van driver

Job Description: 

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


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.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details


The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 7
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 13.3
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details


  • 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.
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