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Roundspersons and Van Salespersons

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.

More about this Career

Average Salary


New workers start around £8910. Normal pay is £22919 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £42398.



Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

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

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Active Listening


  • Reading Comprehension


  • Speaking


  • Critical Thinking


  • Active Learning


  • Learning Strategies


  • Mathematics


  • Monitoring


  • Writing


  • Science


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