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Community transport driver Average UK Salary & Prospects

Community transport drivers provide a door-to-door service for people who can't easily use public transport.

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Community transport drivers typically work around 45 to 47 hours per week.

As a Community transport driver you will typically work early mornings.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    34,884 GBP *
    per year
    14,000 GBP
    16,000 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Community transport driver

    Men make 3% more than Women
    22% of Community transport drivers are men
    • 35,841 GBP
    • 34,590 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Community transport driver
    Average salary for full-time Community transport driver

    • 21,108 GBP
    • 21,230 GBP
    • 20,441 GBP
    • 34,884 GBP
    • 34,590 GBP
    • 35,841 GBP
    Pay over time for Community transport driver

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 36,488 GBP

    Future outlook for Community transport drivers

    Very good outlook
    115 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    2% yearly wage growth (on average)
    Very good outlook
    25% chance of automation in the future

    Community transport driver - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Community transport driver and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 47% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
    • 31% of people in this role have do not have GCSEs or equivalent qualifications
    • 19% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree

    It may be possible to apply directly if you have relevant skills and knowledge, although your employer will give you training.

    You'll need a category D licence to drive larger passenger carrying vehicles (PCVs) with more than 9 seats.

    Experience in customer care, healthcare or social work will be useful. It will also help if you have an understanding of disability needs as many of your passengers will be disabled.

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Community transport driver

    Social Care / Work

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Community transport driver. Check that you know:
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    Inventory management software Inventory tracking software
    Office suite software Microsoft Office
    Spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel
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    Social Care / Work

    Things to highlight for your Community transport driver interview

    Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. Independence Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

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