Transport or distribution clerk or assistant

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

Current Entry Requirements

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.

Typical education level:

Level 1-3

Typical 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.

Desired Skills

Critical Thinking
Learning Strategies
Reading Comprehension
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