It is no doubt that the coronavirus took away many jobs and left many people jobless. As much as that isn’t something worth celebrating, we must acknowledge that it also created some opportunities for others and delivery riders are among the few to benefit. Due to social distancing protocols, more and more people prefer to order meals and send items via delivery or dispatch services companies. This has created an increase in the demand for delivery riders as a direct result of the increase in delivery companies.
Ghana, particularly Accra and other major town roads are often swarming with delivery riders doing deliveries. People now feel more comfortable sending their items through dispatch riders and companies with courier services. And this is good news for business people in general, entrepreneurs who want to start delivery business brands and riders who stand to gain job opportunities while using their skills.
In this article, we will take a look at what a delivery rider does, the skills required to become a rider and also how to get a delivery rider job in Ghana. The article will take a general look at the topic to give you a very good headstart with finding the right package delivery driver or rider in Ghana.
What Does a Delivery Rider in Ghana Do?
The delivery system in Ghana is pretty young and not well developed. Apart from intercity buses and a few other companies, it is quite difficult doing deliveries in Ghana. The post office, courier and delivery services are most appropriate for small items and short distances. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t send items.
The few services available render services for all sorts of items and different locations. This has recently changed in Accra with the proliferation of such services. Even though most delivery rider service companies are located in major cities like Accra and Kumasi, intercity deliveries are quite common with STC and other bus services.
These services are usually delivering small items such as products being sent from a seller to a buyer, food from a restaurant or fast food to a buyer, or personal items being sent from one person to the other.
The typical package delivery rider will often deliver these items. However, depending on the type of company you work for, you may not deliver certain items.
For example, a food company delivery rider will deliver only food to the customers of the company. But if you work in a company specialised in doing only deliveries, you will often deliver different items. A third option is to operate as an individual without aligning with any company. In that case, you would be doing more general deliveries which could be anything that a motorbike can carry.
Here Is What A Delivery Rider Does
- Delivers products to our customers in a safe, courteous, and timely manner.
- Creates and builds healthy relationships with customers as the face of the company.
- To guarantee accuracy, checks and verifies invoices and sales requests.
- Inspects delivery motorbikes and makes sure of the safety and security of the process.
- Contacts customers to confirm details of delivery before setting off.
- Determines placement of merchandise follows safety and lifting protocols during deliveries and conducts safety reviews.
- Maintains delivery logs and records.
- Takes signature of recipients of delivered items.
Key Skills Needed to Land a Job as a Delivery
A delivery rider job may look simple, easy and even fun to the onlooker. That is because it requires so much skill as the job of package riders is very important and part of the Ghanaian society now. A good rider would make it seem easy. To get to that state as a good delivery rider, you would need to be good at the following things and skills needed in the market.
- Good communication skills. Should be a well-organised person.
- Great interpersonal and problem-solving abilities
- Ability to ride a motorcycle.
- A delivery rider should be familiar with local streets, neighbourhoods, and routes
- Highly responsible & reliable
- Good Physical and mental health
- Be able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
- Should good teamwork and collaboration skills
- Almost perfect time management
- Efficient Concentration skills
How to Get a Delivery Rider Job in Ghana
The first and foremost step to getting a delivery driver job in Ghana is, you guessed it, a license from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) of Ghana. Do note that there are a number of license types available. Make sure you get the right one based on the type of deliveries you want to do. The commonest is the motorcycle license which is Type-A. It covers the use of all 2 and 3 wheel vehicles which do not have a gearbox.
Get Some Practice Experience
The second thing is to make sure you have a few years of experience or at least practising experience. This is because of the demands of most companies and also the demands of the job. A rider should be experienced and familiar with most of the routes in the town or city of operation. This is helpful for navigating through traffic by choosing the best routes to get the package delivered right on time.
Start a Job Search
The third step is to visit the TonatonJOBS platform to create a profile. It is an easy process and takes only a few minutes to complete. Creating your profile is the easiest way to build your resume which potential employers will use to shortlist you. The platform has lots of delivery rider jobs, general driver jobs and other amazing jobs waiting to be filled.
Prepare for Your Interview Assessment
The fourth and final step is to prepare for an interview. Due to the nature of the job, you can expect to do a demonstration. Whilst that may be easy as you are already a good driver, answering the common interview questions may not. Go through some practice over answering any question you think might be asked and prepare adequately for the interview.
This concludes the list and we hope you found this educative and helpful. We are constantly looking for ways to help job seekers to get the jobs they want in a hassle-free manner.
The job of a delivery rider is now an important part of the way we live. Hence the requirements for getting a job as a delivery rider is competitive. Be sure to build your skills as well as apply for more opportunities which you can find on the TonatonJOBS platform which was recently revamped.