How to become a courier
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You could get into this job through an intermediate apprenticeship for express delivery operatives.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You can apply directly for jobs. You'll need driving experience, English and maths skills, and a good knowledge of your local area. Experience in storage or warehousing can be useful.
A basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance could help you when looking for work.
Professional and industry bodies
You could join organisations like the Institute of Couriers for professional recognition, training opportunities and to make industry contacts.