£16,120 Average salary at age 20
£29,120 Average Salary
39 Average hours per week


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

Main Tasks

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


There are no minimum academic requirements, although entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades. Training is usually provided on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs in relevant areas are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3.

What Transport and distribution clerks and assistants studied in higher education

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What Transport and distribution clerks and assistants studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy1
(L7) Human & social geography2
(G1) Mathematics1
(W2) Design studies4
(L3) Sociology5
(C1) Biology2
(F1) Chemistry1
(C8) Psychology4
(Y0) Combined1
(W1) Fine art1
(V3) History by topic1
(H4) Aerospace engineering1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(W3) Music1
(D3) Animal science1
(F6) Geology1
(X0) Broadly-based programmes within education1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences4
(W6) Cinematics & photography1
(Q3) English studies3
(V2) History by area1
(L2) Politics3
(K1) Architecture1
(P1) Information services1
(F9) Others in physical sciences1
(C4) Genetics1
(H1) General engineering1
(H2) Civil engineering1
(B7) Nursing1
(R1) French studies1
(L9) Others in social studies1
(N5) Marketing2
(M1) Law by area3
(M2) Law by topic2
(J9) Others in technology2
(I2) Information systems1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport6
(P5) Journalism1
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences2
(I3) Software engineering1
(H7) Production & manufacturing engineering1
(Q1) Linguistics1
(N1) Business studies12
(J6) Maritime technology1
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(L5) Social work1
(V6) Theology & religious studies1
(X1) Training teachers1
(N4) Accounting3
(C6) Sport & exercise science3
(C3) Zoology1
(P3) Media studies1
(N2) Management studies6
(V1) History by period3
(N3) Finance3
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering1
(L6) Anthropology1
(I1) Computer science2

UK Prospects

52700 Workforce Size
2.35% Predicted decline 2024 - 2027
7602 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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