Are you thinking about becoming a forklift driver? And are you starting to wonder how much can I earn as a forklift operator in the UK? This article will discuss the two before mentioned questions and will give you more insight into becoming a forklift operator.
There are a number of varying factors that can determine how much you can earn as a forklift driver, such as the amount of experience you have at doing the job and the level of forklift training you have completed.
The average salary for a forklift driver in the UK is around £20,536* with the potential to rise to over £23,000.
Additionally, the amount you can earn as a forklift operator will depend on the type of contract you are upholding such as if you are paid hourly or if you are on a salary. The popular job site Indeed states that the average hourly rate for a forklift operator in the UK is £11.74** meaning the amount of money that you earn will depend on the effort and the number of hours you put into your work.
Can you drive a forklift without a licence?
It is the responsibility of an employer to ensure safety at work, and having the correct forklift training and licence will help increase safety in the workplace. Also, having the correct training will show employers that you have been taught how to safely and securely operate a forklift.
Not having your forklift licence will make it increasingly difficult to get a job as a forklift operator.
Complete one of our forklift training courses and show potential employers that you are qualified and compliant!
Are Forklift Drivers in demand?
There is currently a massive demand for forklift drivers in the UK and across the world as increasing pressures on supply chains and the massive increase in online shopping that is being complete because of the Covid-19 pandemic has meant forklift operators have become sought-after.
How to Become a Forklift Operator?
In order to become a Forklift Operator, you will need to apply for a Forklift Operator job. It is highly likely that you will require the proper forklift training and licence before you will be accepted for any jobs.
Additionally, some companies may opt to put you through forklift training themselves.
How to become a certified Forklift Driver?
In order to become a certified Forklift Driver, you will need to complete one of our ITSSAR accredited forklift training courses. Those candidates who have no previous experience in operating a forklift will need to complete one of our Novice courses, which will give you all the skills and knowledge that you need to safely operate a forklift and to pass your test.
We gave forklift courses for the following types of forklifts:
- Powered Pallet Trucks
Once you have successfully completed your training and passed your test, you will be issued with your forklift pass certificate and licence, which will mean you will then be a certified Forklift Driver.
*** The figures shown in this article are correct at the time of publishing (09/06/22) ***