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Other Drivers and Transport Operatives

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About this career


Median salary

New workers start around £22,983.39. Normal pay is £51,747 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £81,561.61.


Subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, including Maths, Further Maths, Physics, English Literature and Spanish.

Daily Tasks

  • Guides horses or ponies and drives horse drawn vehicles to transport goods and passengers.
  • Operates and maintains locks, opens and closes moving bridges across inland waterways and docks, and measures depth of water in canals, rivers, etc. to determine possible dumping or dredging sites.
  • Operates and maintains lighthouses and navigational lights in harbours, and assists in mooring craft.
  • Checks that goods have been correctly loaded into vehicle, monitors and records information from tachograph, and arranges for servicing, refuelling, cleaning and repair of depot vehicles.
  • Organises relief and replacement crews as necessary, ensures compliance with regulations regarding the carrying of passengers and luggage, and submits reports of any irregularities.
  • Checks that vehicles run as scheduled, monitors number of passengers travelling particular routes and makes recommendations for improvement of services.