How to become a removals worker

You can get into this job through:

  • applying directly

Direct Application

You would apply directly to removals companies and then receive on-the-job training. You don't need any particular qualifications to start.

More Information

Career tips

Experience of delivery driving or warehouse work could help.

Further information

You can find out more about this job, including specialist training opportunities, from the British Association of Removers.

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • customer service skills
  • knowledge of transport methods, costs and benefits
  • active listening skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • administration skills
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Restrictions and Requirements

You'll need to:

  • have a driving licence that includes LGV for lorries, or PCV for buses, if you work with these vehicles
  • have a good level of fitness
  • pass a medical check

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

Your day-to-day duties could include:

  • checking with customers which items are to be moved
  • taking apart larger items of furniture for packing and removal
  • removing doors, door frames or windows to get large pieces of furniture in or out of a building
  • packing items, loading them into your vehicle and securing them safely
  • driving to a new location and unloading items 

Working environment

You could work at a client's home, at a client's business or from a vehicle.

Career path and progression

With experience, you could progress to specialist packer, supervisor, manager, or removals coordinator. 

You could start your own company.

Current opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

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Certificate in Warehousing and Storage

  • Start date: 01 July 2021
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  • Start date: 12 July 2021
  • Location: Gloucester

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