Trolley Collectors collect supermarket trolleys from car parks and other areas, and return them to the supermarket by hand or trailer. They may drive a small tractor to tow the trolleys.

    You can work as a Trolley Collector without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

    Tasks

    • Walks or drives about the site to locate trolleys.
    • Collects trolleys together.
    • Either hitches trolley to vehicle or pushes trolleys back to trolley bay.
    • Corrals trolleys into trolley bay and performs minor repairs on damaged trolleys or removes trolley for more difficult repairs.
    • Removes debris from trolleys and periodically cleans the trolley stock.

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    • $1,224 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Higher Unemployment Unemployment

    Trolley Collectors

    • 2,100 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 22% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 42 hours Average full-time
    • 26 years Average age
    • 5% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Trolley Collectors (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 1,400 in 2011 to 2,100 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Many Trolley Collectors work in Queensland.
    • Industries: Most work in Retail Trade; Administrative and Support Services; and Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.
    • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (22%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 26 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (45%).
    • Gender: 5% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Retail Trade56.6
    Administrative and Support Services36.5
    Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2.7
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing2.0
    Other Industries2.2

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateTrolley CollectorsAll Jobs Average
    NSW25.931.6
    VIC21.025.6
    QLD28.020.0
    SA7.67.0
    WA14.310.8
    TAS1.12.0
    NT0.91.0
    ACT1.01.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketTrolley CollectorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-1921.4-5.05.0
    20-2423.6-9.39.3
    25-3426.3-22.922.9
    35-4413.8-22.022.0
    45-548.9-21.621.6
    55-592.9-9.09.0
    60-642.3-6.06.0
    65 and Over0.7-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationTrolley CollectorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate2.9-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree7.6-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma6.0-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV9.5-21.121.1
    Year 1238.7-18.118.1
    Year 119.5-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below25.9-12.512.5

    You can work as a Trolley Collector without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

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    Employers look for Labourers who are reliable, have a good work ethic and can work well in a team.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Mathematics

      36% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    2. Transportation

      35% Skill level

      Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

    3. Mechanical

      33% Skill level

      Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    4. Production and Processing

      31% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

    5. English Language

      31% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Face-to-Face Discussions

      96% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    2. Work With Work Group or Team

      91% Important

      How important is it to work with others in a group or team?

    3. Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel

      90% Important

      How much time do you spend using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

    4. Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment

      90% Important

      How often do you wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?

    5. Time Pressure

      88% Important

      How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?

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