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Forklift Driver

The role of a Forklift Driver involves efficiently moving goods around a warehouse or industrial site. This could be deliveries that need stacking and palletising or moving products between racks. The work schedule may vary, depending on the companies needs and industry demands.
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Forklift Driver

Job Description & Responsibilities

The forklift driver will be responsible for moving the goods safely in addition to other duties. The work can be temporary or permanent depending on the needs of the individual and company. The primary duties include things like the following:

  • Stacking large quantities of goods in a safe manner
  • Transporting goods between storage and loading areas
  • Stock control
  • Operating a multitude of equipment from hand trucks, counterbalance forklifts, reach forklifts, cherry-pickers and pallet jacks
  • General help around the warehouse
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Forklift Driver FAQ's

What Skills & Experience Do I Need?

When hiring a forklift driver, most employers will be looking for someone who has at least two years’ experience working in a warehouse plus the correct forklift license. These include:

  • Counterbalance
  • Reach Truck
  • Bendi/ Flexi Truck

Physical fitness is essential due to the manual labour involved in lifting and moving goods. Collaboration skills are also crucial as teamwork is necessary for certain tasks.

What's the Average Salary?

The average salary for forklift drivers in the UK is £12 - £12.50ph for day shift, although this figure can fluctuate depending on experience.

Forklift drivers are needed by logistics companies up and down the country, they are consistently in demand. The role is varied and allows you to move many different types of product around varying warehouse environments

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