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Fork-lift truck drivers

£11,440 Average salary at age 20
£24,440 Average Salary
42 Average hours per week


Fork-lift truck drivers operate fork-lift trucks in factories, warehouses, storerooms and other areas to transfer goods and materials.

Main Tasks

  • Operates controls to pick up load on forks;
  • Drives truck to unloading point and lowers forks to correct position on stack or ground;
  • Ensures that truck is connected to charger or is correctly refuelled for use;
  • Keeps records of work undertaken;
  • Cleans, oils and greases machine.


There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is through accredited training schemes provided in-house or by manufacturers. NVQs/SVQs in Lift Truck Operations are available at Level 2.

UK Prospects

60900 Workforce Size
0.13% Predicted growth 2021 - 2027
27724 Predicted Replacement 2021 - 2027

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