The role of motorcycle courier involves taking letters or packages from one place to another, using a motorcycle as transport. Deliveries must normally be made within a certain time frame and signatures from recipients must be collected.
The recruitment agencies listed on this page possess experience in filling motorcycle courier roles, and related vacancies.
There are no specific qualifications required in order to do this job, but any candidate must possess a valid motorcycle licence and be at least 17 years old. Some courier firms will require those working for or with them to be 21 years old for insurance purposes.
Certain roles come with a motorcycle supplied free of charge, while others may lend their employees a motorcycle for a fee. Some courier firms require their couriers to own their own bike.
A courier may also work as a self-employed person, providing their services to a courier firm.
On the job training is common, although couriers may be able to work towards an NVQ/SVQ Level 2 in Carry and Deliver Goods whilst at work, via an external course provider.
Pay can vary a lot, as can hours of work. Those working in large cities may earn anywhere between £12,000 and £22,000 a year, while London motorcycle couriers may earn up to £27,000.