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Roundspersons and van salespersons

£15,600 Average salary at age 20
£24,440 Average Salary
37 Average hours per week


Roundspersons and van salespersons deliver and sell food, drink and other goods by calling on householders or by selling from a mobile shop or van and call on households to collect and receive payment for laundered or similarly serviced articles.

Main Tasks

  • Loads vehicle with food, drink, or articles that have been laundered, etc.;
  • Drives vehicle over established route and parks at recognised stopping places or households;
  • Calls at customers’ premises and delivers ordered goods;
  • Calls out, rings bell or otherwise attracts attention to the items on sale;
  • Sells goods, records deliveries, takes further orders or articles requiring servicing and collects cash or prepares bill;
  • Returns to depot and hands in unsold goods and cash.


No academic qualifications are required but candidates should hold a clean driving licence. Off- and on-the-job training is provided.

UK Prospects

13600 Workforce Size
2.07% Predicted decline 2023 - 2027
2473 Predicted Replacement 2023 - 2027

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