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

Current Entry Requirements

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.

Typical education level:

Level 1-3

Typical 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.

Desired Skills

Reading Comprehension
Learning Strategies
Critical Thinking
Active Learning
Monitoring
3121
New Job Opportunities
0.9%
An 0.9% rise in employment is expected by 2018 in the East Midlands.

Salaries

£24,375

Potential

£16,829

Average

£13,124

Entry level

Job Postings

Company: Panther Logistics

Location: Northampton

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