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Jobs for a van driver in Manchester can be a great route to employment

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To be employed as van driver you need to have a licence and excellent practical driving skills. You can drive vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes on a car driving licence issued before 1 January 1997. Otherwise, to drive vehicles between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes you need a category C1 licence. Jobs for a van driver in Manchester are available across a broad range of businesses.

To obtain a C1 licence you must be at least 18 years old, and pass theory, practical and medical tests. To drive valuables you may also need training in security.

Opportunities for van drivers exist in many sectors including retail, manufacturing and courier services. Salaries are typically between £12,000 and £22,000 depending upon the kind of work. Some companies may pay overtime and bonuses.

Many retail businesses employ van drivers for distribution purposes. How often have you passed bread vans and newspaper vans on the road? With the advent of online shopping there has been an increase in demand for van drivers.

Manufacture boasts a very rich and diverse range of manufacturing industries ranging from food to electronics. Jobseekers can apply directly to companies and keep a look out for vacancies advertised.

Jobsites, local newspapers, recruitment agencies and jobcentres regularly advertise situations vacant for van drivers. There are also many jobs available for owner drivers.

Courier companies, removal service companies, furniture and building companies also require their share of van drivers. Jobs for a van driver in Manchester can be found within a wide range of industries and travelling this career path can provide ample opportunities.

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