Forklift Truck Driver Jobs

Forklift Truck Driver jobs primarily involve the transportation of heavy goods around depots such as factories and warehouses.  Forklift Truck Drivers usually transport goods stored on pallets to enable the load to be lifted easily and safely.

Forklift Truck Driver jobs also involve picking up pallets by guiding the forks of the lift truck into the open sides of the pallet.  A Forklift Truck Driver will raise or lower the load to the right height for transporting and carefully travel with the load to the new position then raise or lower the pallet into place and withdraw the forks.

Usual working hours are standard Monday to Friday shifts.

They generally work indoor in warehouses or factories however they may occasionally work outside in good yards, for example.

Forklift Truck Drivers usually start on aa salary of around £12,000 however this can increase to £20,000 with experience.

Skills and qualities key to this role include responsibility, ability to work quickly and safely, ability to assess weights and judge distances and follow safety rules and instructions.

Forklift Truck Driver jobs may include working in any industry dealing with heavy or bulky goods.

Employers will provide training, lasting three to five days.

Depending on the type of forklift truck you are driving would depend on the type of forklift licence that is required.

It is desirable to have the necessary Rittb licenses. You might have to undergo a medical examination and take an aptitude test - good physical co-ordination is important.

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Email the Industrial Division at industrial@stafffinders.co.uk.

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