£16,640 Average salary at age 20
£25,480 Average Salary
45 Average hours per week


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

Main Tasks

  • 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.


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.

What Van drivers studied in higher education

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What Van drivers studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(C9) Others in biological sciences1
(L4) Social policy1
(B2) Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy1
(G1) Mathematics2
(W2) Design studies4
(L3) Sociology3
(C1) Biology2
(H3) Mechanical engineering4
(C8) Psychology4
(W1) Fine art1
(H4) Aerospace engineering2
(C5) Microbiology1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(W3) Music3
(F6) Geology1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences2
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(W6) Cinematics & photography3
(Q3) English studies1
(H8) Chemical, process & energy engineering1
(L2) Politics2
(K2) Building1
(F9) Others in physical sciences1
(H2) Civil engineering1
(N5) Marketing1
(W4) Drama2
(M2) Law by topic2
(J9) Others in technology2
(I2) Information systems1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport1
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(P5) Journalism1
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences1
(V5) Philosophy1
(L1) Economics1
(M9) Others in law1
(I6) Games1
(N1) Business studies3
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(L5) Social work1
(K4) Planning (urban, rural & regional)1
(N4) Accounting2
(C6) Sport & exercise science11
(P3) Media studies2
(N2) Management studies1
(V1) History by period3
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering2
(L6) Anthropology1
(I1) Computer science7

UK Prospects

236000 Workforce Size
0.18% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
27326 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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