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Delivery Driver CV Template (Text Format)

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Experienced delivery driver with 4 years of experience in home and food delivery. Sparkling track record for customer service, having maintained feedback ratings of 90%+ across all previous positions. Recognised for ability to represent brands and reliability in making timely deliveries. Seeking a truck delivery position with opportunities to advance into a managerial position.

SKILLS

  • Qualified heavy goods vehicle driver (held for over 12 months)
  • excellent driving record
  • proficient with route navigation software (Route4Me)
  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • customer service
  • time management

WORK EXPERIENCE

Motorpoint, Birmingham
Home Delivery Driver, Dec 2020 – Present

  • Highly reliable track record for on-time delivery — cover up to 25 drops per shift using route mapping software (MapQuest Route Planner) to navigate challenging routes and congested areas
  • Comply with health and safety standards, abiding by the Highway Code at all times
  • Manage relevant administration using EPOD system to validate receipt of goods
  • Participate in multi-skilling initiatives, including onboarding for new hires
  • Regularly maintain a 90%+ customer service feedback rating

Marks & Spencer, Wolverhampton
Food Delivery Driver, May 2019 – Oct 2020

  • Represent Marks & Spencer brand with each delivery, providing excellent customer service
  • Completed key food delivery training programs, including Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene
  • Provide a driver debrief to Transport Line Manager at the end of every shift
  • Use proof of delivery software to register deliveries
  • Alternate between day and night shifts, starting at 4am and 4pm respectively
  • Maintained a consistent ‘A’ rating in customer experience satisfaction surveys

Deliveroo, Coventry
Delivery Rider, July 2018 – March, 2019

  • Make up to 20 customers per shift, ensuring excellent customer service
  • Verify contents of each order before loading against management dashboard
  • Obey traffic laws and follow Highway Code at all times
  • Use Deliveroo mapping software to identify fastest routes between pick-up and delivery points
  • Perform emergency repairs, such as changing tires and changes
  • Achieve and sustained a consistent rider ranking of 95+

EDUCATION

St Paul’s School, Coventry (2008-2015)

A-Levels: Media Studies (A), Psychology (B), English (C)
GCSEs: 10 A*–C including Maths, English Language, Combined Science, and Geography

Hobbies & Interests

  • Avid runner • Completed two half-marathons in 2021
  • Language learner • Self-teaching German
  • Amateur DJ • Perform at local music venues

How to write a powerful delivery driver CV

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a CV in a way that best emphasises your strengths.

There’s a growing demand for delivery drivers in the UK, particularly in the retail and food sectors. The requirements for delivery driver jobs vary considerably depending on the role you apply for, but 5 GCSEs and a Category C or C1 driving licence valid for more than 12 months is generally the minimum requirement.

Employers value candidates with excellent time management and interpersonal skills for this customer-facing job. Work experience in similar or transferable roles and a spotless driving record will also increase your appeal.

Whether you’re seeking opportunities as a multi-drop, courier, or lorry driver, here’s how to create a CV that delivers results.

1. Know which delivery driver skills to include

When writing a delivery driver CV, think carefully about what skills to include. Most delivery companies will want to determine if you have the right hard skills and soft skills to accelerate in the role.

Review the job advert for specific skills and requirements the employer might be looking for, such as heavy lifting or experience driving large vehicles.

Including the right CV keywords will vastly increase the chances of your CV reaching the hiring agent. Many companies use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to filter out unsuitable CVs before reaching the hiring manager.

Delivery driving involves business administration, planning and logistics, and inventory management. Technical expertise, such as knowledge of navigation software and proof of delivery systems, is often highly sought after.

Some other examples of delivery driver soft and hard skills include:

 

  • Time management
  • People skills
  • Good driving record
  • Customer service
  • Driving skills
  • Research skills
  • Personal organisation skills
  • Communication
  • Navigation
  • Route mapping software
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
  • Fleet management software (Route4Me, Detrack, Fleet Manager, Fleet Check)

 

2. Write a persuasive delivery driver CV personal statement

Your CV’s personal statement is the first thing employers will see. If it’s not well written, it will also be the last. In two to four sentences, show them why you have the right profile to excel as their next hire.

Here’s how to format your personal statement:

  • First sentence: Who you are and your years of experience
  • Body sentence(s): Your suitability for the job
  • Last sentence: Your career objectives

And here’s an example of a good delivery driver personal statement:

Experienced delivery driver with 4 years of experience in home and food delivery. Sparkling track record for customer service, having maintained feedback ratings of over 90% across all previous positions. Recognised for ability to represent brands and reliability in making timely deliveries. Seeking a truck delivery position with opportunities to advance into a managerial position.

Make the hard sell by adding numbers to showcase your experience and achievements. ‘Feedback ratings of 90%’ is both clear and memorable, and the hiring manager is likely to remember it when they’re deciding who to interview.

3. Don’t forget your driving licence

The correct driving licence is an essential feature on any CV for a delivery driver role. For most home delivery or multi-drop roles, you’ll need to have held a standard driving licence for over 1 year. And if you’re applying for a position that involves driving larger vehicles, you may need to hold a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) licence.

Details about your driving licence should appear above your work experience section as part of either your certifications or skills sections. If you’ve completed any additional qualifications, such as a Large goods vehicle (LGV) driver C + E (level 2), you should include these here too.

4. Market your relevant delivery work experience

Your work experience should highlight your recent achievements as well as any experiences relevant to the job advert.

List your employment history in reverse chronological order. For each job, include the following:

  • Job title(s)
  • Company name
  • Location of company (city or town)
  • Dates you were employed there
  • Three to five bullet points highlighting your achievements and job duties

If you’ve previously worked in a similar role, such as transport or postage, use the bullet points to highlight recent duties or achievements relevant to the job advert. Where accurate, this is also a great place to add keywords from the job description, which will show that your application is specific to this role and attract the employer’s attention.

If you’re writing a delivery driver CV with no experience, highlight skills and achievements that are transferable to the job description.

Here’s how you can present work experience if you haven’t previously worked in transport or a similar field:

Delivery driver work experience entry that shows how to format work experience with a bolded header and 4 bullet points.
Well-formatted work experience is essential in any successful delivery driver CV.

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Aaron Case is a CPRW & Senior CV Expert at CV Genius with 8+ years of experience in writing and career resource spaces. Job seekers around the world and in various stages of their vocational journeys have landed fulfilling work thanks to his thoughtful career advice, which has also been showcased in publications like Forbes, MSN, CareerAddict, Ladders, Best Colleges, Ivy Exec, Capitalism.com, and vidIQ. Aaron has a BS in English & Communications from Liberty University bolstered by a professional credential from UC Berkeley. He’s collected practical experience while following various career paths, and he enjoys sharing the resulting insights with everyone. You can contact him through his LinkedIn profile or on Twitter. Please note, we don’t accept guest posts, and all such requests will be ignored.