Forklift Driver Job

What is a Forklift Driver (Pedop Driver)?

FLT drivers are those responsible for the movement of goods or products within a warehouse, factory or storage yard. They could also be required to move material around construction sites, there’s plenty of variation in this role. This, of course, is done using a pedestrian-operated forklift truck. A typical day could consist of driving pallets of goods using your forklift, from a drop-off point to a collection point in a different area of the warehouse or factory. Have questions about working in this industry? Read on, where we’ll cover the most frequently asked questions about being a forklift driver.


Requirements for a Forklift Driver

To work in a forklift driver job, there are no specific requirements, however, having basic English and Maths skills along with any experience working in a warehouse or factory environment will certainly help. You will also require an FLT driver training and the necessary licence, which will often be managed by your employer. Certain employers may also require a CSCS (Construction Skills Certificate Scheme) card. Alternatively, a forklift driver job could come through an apprenticeship. After this, you are able to become an FLT driver and start looking for jobs and, why not search here? We offer a wide range of forklift driver jobs in multiple locations.


What’s an Average Forklift Driver Salary?

The salary an FLT driver can expect varies depending on a few key factors, such as the type of forklift truck as some heavier duty trucks will often require more skill and experience and therefore bring a higher hourly wage than their smaller counterpart. Secondly, a forklift driver pay rates may change due to the amount of experience you have; as with many jobs, those with more experience tend to receive a higher average wage than those new to the role. Bearing this in mind, we expect the average forklift driver hourly wage to be between minimum wage, currently £9.50 to upwards of £12 or above for the highest earners. If you’re looking for a forklift job in this range, we have many vacancies which require different levels of experience and pay a varying wage to accommodate all levels of drivers. You can see our listings here.


What’s Next?

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