As I think I would like to open my own pizzeria in the future but have no experience in the restaurant/food industry, I thought that applying for delivery driver positions would be the ideal means to get my foot in the door to learn more about every facet of the business before I put my own money on the line. I'm from Melbourne, Australia and there appears to be many openings for this type of entry level work, but not so much for inexperienced kitchenhands/pizza makers. Some of the advertisements I've read state that delivery drivers are often expected to assist with other duties when not out on the road, so this would be an opportunity for me to make myself a valuable, wouldn't want to lose him because he works hard and can be relied upon staff member who is keen to learn more (oh, a kitchenhand called in sick? sure, I can step up!). I figure just being around the business in any capacity is going to allow for me to observe a lot of the goingson. I imagine the 2 most important things an employer looks for in a delivery driver is a reliable person with a reliable car, which I am and have. Would you guys have any other advice? Am I being naive in thinking I might be able to swing my way into the kitchen of a pizzeria to get more hands on experience? I'm in my mid 30's, and having paid off my mortgage a few years ago and saved up another 50k, I'm in a good position to make 2016 all about learning the business before going into business for myself. I suspect I would do best to keep that to myself because I am not the typical person seeking such a position.