Could you be a courier

Is there any better job for a biker than couriering? It’s got to be up there with one of the best. If you love your bike and love being out and about with the wind on your helmet, then it could be just the job for you.

Who wouldn’t want to work outside, 24/7, all weathers… well when you put it like that it doesn’t sound quite so liberating, but if you love your bike then all of that pales into insignificance.

Actually there’s more jobs than you think in everything from sales to motorcycle trainers, technical support and obviously mechanic. But we think being a courier is probably the best of them all. Here are a few essential skills you need to make it as a courier.

Organisation

It’s absolutely essential that you know how to organise yourself as a courier. You need to be able to plan routes and times and listen to key direction from those coordinating the jobs. Definitely a job for doers.

People Skills

You are the face of the courier service, so you’ll need to know how to engage people you encounter. And when you are delivering packages that could be anyone from medical staff to lawyers. It’s really important that you know how to handle complaints as well as gratitude and ensure the service is spot on.

Navigation

Goes without saying, but you need to know where you are going and how best to get there. We provide tracking systems and offer total support, but when you are on route on your own then initiative and knowledge are key.

Keeping Records

If you are busy all day, then it’s easy to lose track of what you’ve done and what it cost or how long and whether things were delivered to satisfaction. You will need to ensure you have signatures for our records and be on top of any documentation necessary to ensure a good service.

Time Management

this is a tough one. There’s never enough time in the day with limited schedules. Best make sure you know how to make the most of your time. Either that or you’ll find yourself peddling or revving in a fluster for the whole time, which will just be a very stressful experience.

Fitness

Running around all the time can take the puff out of your sails. Best for those with some stamina. The rest get left behind.

Apart from that, it’s a doddle. You just have to be a trusting, honest, organised, fit and engaging person who takes pride in their work and managing clients need. If it’s something you think you’d be good at, get it in touch.

2 responses to “Could you be a courier”

  1. craig says:

    Hello, are there any job vacancies available?

    Thanks

    Craig.C

    • admin says:

      Hi Craig – not really…but if you want to email us your details/vehicle details etc. we can let you know if the situation changes or if any one-off jobs come up.

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