Petrol Pump Attendant

Petrol pump attendants work at filling stations or garages where petrol is served to customers.

Petrol pump attendants’ tasks include:

  • filling customers’ vehicles with petrol or diesel to the requested level
  • taking cash and providing change or preparing bank petrol charge slips
  • checking the oil and water levels of the vehicle
  • cleaning windscreens
  • checking the air pressure of tyres and pumping them up if necessary
  • changing flat tyres
  • selling and fitting minor spares.

Personal Requirements

  • friendly and helpful
  • reasonable verbal ability
  • able to understand and carry out instructions
  • responsible and reliable
  • able to work quickly
  • willing to work night shifts, at weekends and on public holidays


  • petrol filling stations
  • garage owners

Getting Started

  • try to obtain vacation or part-time work at a garage
  • arrange to speak to a petrol pump attendant about this type of career


Boston City Campus and Business College does not offer a programme that leads directly to this occupation. Please take a look at the related occupations below to see whether any of these appeal to you. Alternately, please send an email to and a Student Advisor will call you back.

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