Package Distribution Services
This is available at Level 2 and deals with the collection, processing and delivery of parcels.
Mail and package distribution accounts for roughly 9% of the total workforce within the Logistics industry. While Royal Mail is the largest employer (with more than 200,000 employees), there are many other specialist package distribution providers as well. In fact, some organisations, such as local authorities and health trusts, rely on their own internal postal system.
The job could involve driving a van to collect and distribute post; sorting packages in a mail processing centre; or out delivering the packages or parcels, by foot, bicycle, motorcycle or light van.
Other skills involved could be how to plan routes, how to handle and sort post, and how to process mail using automated systems. There are also opportunities to become a manager or supervisor at various stages of the process, whether it’s in the sorting office or keeping tabs on a fleet of vehicles.
- Package Delivery Operative or Courier
- Package Distribution Operative
For more details on the qualification itself and the Awarding Organisations who offer it please visit The Register of Regluated Qualifications and enter PACKAGE DISTRIBUTION SERVICES in the title search.
For more details on the qualification itself and the Awarding Organisations who offer it please visit the Database of Approved Qualifications in Wales and enter PACKAGE DISTRIBUTION SERVICES in the title search.