Looking into the demand for delivery driver jobs? a good way to make money switching careers

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Do you want to trade in your 9-to-5 job for the freedom of the open road? Delivery driver jobs are appealing because they offer a good mix of freedom, flexibility, and demand in the logistics and transportation industry. This makes them a good choice for people who like being behind the wheel.

Wages and Needs

Delivery drivers make different amounts of money depending on the type of vehicle they drive, their duties, and the company they work for. If you want to drive a car, van or HGV, you must have a valid licence that covers all of these types of vehicles. Working hard to pass the driving tests and get the right licences is necessary, but the benefits are great. There are a lot of people looking for jobs as delivery drivers, which makes them easier to get than jobs in many other fields.

Delivery man driver using digital tablet.

Driver for Amazon

As an Amazon driver, you’ll be delivering items that were ordered on the Amazon website. Because Amazon ships items all over the country, it’s easy to find a local Amazon courier job. If you want to work as an Amazon Flex or Amazon Self Employed Driver, you must have a full UK driving licence, be over 18 years old and pass an Amazon driving check.

Driver Just Eat

You are a Just Eat delivery driver, and your job is to get food from restaurants to customers safely and on time. Whether you have a car or a Just Eat bike courier, you can use your vehicle to work as a freelancer. In some cities, some Just Eat jobs may also be salaried, which means that you get paid by the hour and have access to delivery mopeds and other perks.

Driver UberEats

Driver jobs for Uber Eats are available all over the UK, including jobs in your own area. Couriers who work for Uber Eats pick up food from restaurants and bring it to customers. To drive a car, you need a full UK driver’s licence and to be at least 18 years old. To ride a scooter, you need to be at least 19 years old with a valid licence, and to ride a bike, you need to be at least 18.

Driver for Uber

You can make your own hours as an Uber taxi driver and use the app to pick up customers. You must have a private hire licence from the local government, be at least 21 years old, have the right vehicle, and have private hire insurance.

Driver for Deliveroo

Deliveroo drivers use their own cars to bring food to people, and they get paid a fair amount for each order they bring. You can work as a bike courier on a bike, in a car, or on a scooter. You must be over 18, have a smartphone, a UK bank account, and not have any outstanding criminal convictions.

Driver for Tesco

Delivery drivers for Tesco pick up orders from stores and bring them to customers’ homes or other addresses they are given. Transporting groceries and other goods is part of the job, so you need to be physically fit and have a professional attitude.

Driver for DPD

DPD delivery drivers take packages from collection points to specific addresses. They set their own hours and can make good money. You must have a valid full UK driver’s licence and, if needed, a special licence for bigger vehicles.

Asda Driver

Delivery drivers for Asda must have a full UK driver’s licence and be able to drive a 3.5-ton automatic van.

Dominos Driver

People who work as Dominos delivery drivers need to have a full driver’s licence, a reliable car, and great people skills.

Self-employed Driver

Being a self-employed delivery driver gives you freedom and control over your work day. Companies like Hermes, DPD, Yodel, and Amazon hire delivery drivers. You need to have a valid UK driver’s licence and a reliable car.

The Hermes Driver

Hermes delivery drivers take packages to people’s homes. They need a reliable car with insurance and a MOT.

Van Driver 

Van driver jobs let you work outside and set your own hours. You may also be able to make deliveries across long distances, and you need a full UK driver’s licence to do these jobs.

Driver for Ocado

Delivery drivers for Ocado move packages or packages for customers between centres. They need to be trained on how to drive and get benefits like health care support and a pension plan.

Multiple Drop Driver

Drivers who do multi-drop deliveries take multiple items from one place to several others. They need to have a valid UK licence and be very organised.

Driver for Sainsbury’s

Delivery drivers for Sainsbury’s must have a full UK driving licence and at least one year of experience driving. They are expected to deliver customers’ orders safely and professionally.

Driver for Waitrose

Waitrose delivery drivers take customers’ packages to their homes or other places they’re told to go. They need a full manual UK driver’s licence with no more than 6 points.

A Different Point of View

In some parts of the world, like Canada, delivery drivers are switching to electric scooters to save gas and time, especially in cities with lots of traffic.

Last Thoughts

People who want to change careers can do a lot of different things as a delivery driver. There is a high demand for delivery drivers, so if you want to work as a freelancer or for a company, you can find a rewarding and flexible job on the road.

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Dan and Garth

Dan and Garth, the founders of Skilled Solutions (SKSO), each offer unique expertise, with over two decades of combined experience in logistics and HR management. Their leadership has driven SKSO’s success.