The role of courier involves transporting important items from one place to another, usually when a postal service is too slow or not secure enough. Normally operating in a limited area, the modern courier can also work internationally, across borders. Legal documents, fragile objects and bankers drafts are among the many items a courier might transport.
On this page are listed numerous recruitment agencies that have experience in the courier recruitment field, and are well positioned to fill vacancies effectively.
Those considering working as a courier should be reliable, honest, well organised and skilled at driving. They should ideally have no points on their licence and for jobs driving vans, should be at least 25 years old.
No specific qualifications are required for this role, but good grades in English and Maths will help. The job is ideal for those who enjoy the freedom of driving, and who are less drawn to the office environment.
Courier jobs start paying from £6.50 per hour, but this can be higher depending on the company, complexity or shifts of the job. Some jobs require the courier to own and run their own vehicle, which may be a van, car, motorcycle " or even a bicycle.