Hermes Courier – How To Become A Part Of The Team
by Paul Evans | on June 2, 2012
Are you looking into becoming a Hermes Courier?
Hermes Courier service offers a flexible career for their drivers. The drivers do have to use their own vehicles though and be properly insured. Hermes have now made it compulsory to take out an insurance with a third party company which now costs the drivers 40p per day and only has to be paid for the days that are worked. This is for loss, theft or damage of any parcels.
How To Become A Hermes Courier
To become a Hermes Courier you can simply go to their company website or ask one of their drivers for a contact number of the area manager. You will then be asked for a short interview and a home visit to make sure you are who you say you are as you are handling third party parcels such as Next, Amazon, ASOS, H&M and other high street stores.
If you want to become a Hermes Courier you usually start by being a stand in driver as all of the drivers have their own rounds and if they ever want a break from their usual round they will phone up the stand in drivers until a round becomes available. The great thing about becoming a Hermes Courier is that you will be working on a self employed basis and you will be liable to pay your own tax and national insurance and also your own petrol so make sure you keep all of your receipts for tax purposes.
A round usually consists of a certain area in a city and you have the same round every day, unless you are a relief driver then you can be anywhere. The amount of parcels you have daily differs from day to day depending on how busy they are but is usually from 50 to 120 per day. Once you know your round you can get these delivered relatively quickly, usually between 20 to 30 deliveries per hour.
Once you have finished your deliveries for the day that is you done and the rest of the day is yours. You get paid per parcel also so the more you have the more you get paid.