Top Earning Jobs That Require a Van
Van driver jobs can be a great way to travel and make a decent living in the process. If you’re currently hitting a bit of a roadblock job-wise, or you’re tired of the 9-5 life and are looking for a new career path, life on the road opens up many business opportunities in various fields. If you’re interested in what van driver jobs are available, we’ve compiled a list of the top earning ones to help you reinvigorate your working life.
1. Dog Groomers
With an average income of £22,930, dog grooming is a fantastic career path for van-owning animal lovers. Making your pet grooming service mobile means that you can expand your client-base much further, but it also offers you somewhere convenient to store your equipment and perform your services. Dog groomers must be confident in their ability to handle dogs of all breeds and temperaments and have a good understanding of grooming techniques. They must also have great communication and customer service skills.
In 2021, there were over 4 billion parcels delivered in the UK alone. With the online shopping market growing bigger each year, it’s never been a better time to pursue a career in delivery driving. With an average starting salary of £23,896, delivery driver jobs require good English and maths skills to keep records of deliveries and expenses; the ability to work to tight schedules and the ability to read maps and plan efficient travel routes.
3. Painters & Decorators
The average British homeowner will redecorate 36 times during their lifetime – with jobs within the home taking 18 days to complete and each task typically leading to three arguments. Thus, becoming a painter and decorator means that you will help to reduce stress amongst homes throughout the nation, all on an average salary of £27,000. Alongside a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) card, which is a requirement when working on most building sites, painters and decorators need to be practical, attentive and have the ability to strictly follow the instructions of a job.
Manual professions such as plumbing will never not be in high demand, and although it’s a more high-skill role, the average £34,751 salary is a great payoff. Typical day-to-day plumbing duties might include the installation and repair of domestic appliances and heating systems, as well as conducting emergency call-outs and providing cost estimates to customers. Plumbing requires a good set of GCSEs – with grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in English, Maths and Science – as well as an industry-recognised qualification. You will also need to have the ability to follow technical drawings and plans, as well as excellent customer service skills.
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