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Chauffer Profile

 
Introduction

This Section of the site details information that you might find useful if you are looking to secure employment or require further details regarding working as a Chauffer. This page details the following Information:-

  • Finding Suitable Work as a Chauffer
  • Working Duties Expected
  • Hours and Environment
  • Working Skills Required
  • Training Requirements
  • Salary Expectations
  • Trade Information
  • Other useful Chauffer Work Information


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Working Duties Expected

A chauffeur/chauffeuse drives a car to collect and transport people and their luggage, to wherever they want to go. They usually drive high-powered, comfortable cars and ensure the vehicles are clean and well-maintained at all times. They may spend a lot of time waiting for their passengers.

A chauffeur/chauffeuse working for a private household might take members of the family to work or social events. The job may include other duties, such as gardening or maintaining the estate.

For a chauffeur/chauffeuse working for a limousine hire company, every job will be different, depending on who has hired limousine services that day.

Those working for a large company or organisation will probably pick up and drop off visitors and take senior staff to the station, airport or meetings.

Hours and Environment:

There are no fixed working patterns. The hours can be very irregular, depending on employers̢۪ lifestyles. They may spend nights away from home and work early mornings, evenings, bank holidays and weekends. Temporary or part-time work is common.

They spend most of the time behind the wheel and and may be expected to lift loads into and out of the car.

Most wear uniforms.

Skills and Interests:

To be a chauffeur/chauffeuse you should:

  • have excellent driving skills and a real love of driving
  • be smart and well-groomed
  • enjoy working with people
  • be polite, diplomatic and punctual
  • be able to respect people''s privacy and keep information to yourself
  • be calm and decisive; able to cope in a crisis
  • be flexible and patient
  • be alert to what is happening on the road and considerate towards other road users
  • have a good level of physical fitness.


Other skills may be needed for jobs where you are expected to carry out other household or estate duties.

Entry:

No academic qualifications are needed.

A clean driving licence is essential, and you will need several years'' driving experience. Many chauffeurs also hold an advanced driving certificate from the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

Some employers may have specific requirements, such as non-smoking, the ability to speak a foreign language, or skills in gardening, car maintenance or do-it-yourself.

You will usually need to be at least 21 years old. There are no upper age limits. A background in a related job, such as taxi, police or armed forces driving, can be an advantage.

Training:

Your training really consists of getting to know your employer - or your passenger for the day - and what they expect of you.

The British Chauffeurs Guild offers a Security Chauffeur Training Course, usually held over a weekend. Applicants have to be over 21. Chauffeurs/chauffeuses with at least three years'' experience can join the Guild by taking a one-day membership course.

There are several private training providers all over the UK offering short courses in chauffeur driving.

Opportunities:

Opportunities for chauffeurs/chauffeuses are scarce. Vacancies might arise with private employers, large companies or organisations, or alternatively for a companies that provides chauffeur-driven cars for special events, such as weddings.

Some posts include other duties, such as gardening or valeting. Couples might find posts that include chauffeuring, cooking, cleaning or gardening.

There are few prospects for promotion.

Annual Income:

The annual income section is intended as a guideline only. There are no set rates for chauffeurs and pay rates do vary widely depending on the type of job and the location.

New entrants may earn between £7,000 and £13,000.
Those with more experience may earn up to £18,000.

Further information:

British Chauffeurs Guild Ltd
6th Floor
The Tower
125 High St
Colliers Wood
London
SW19 2JR
Tel: 020 8544 9777
www.britishchauffeursguild.co.uk

Institute of Advanced Motorists
IAM House
510 Chiswick Road
LONDON
Tel: 020 8996 9600
www.iam.org.uk

GoSkills
Concorde House
Trinity Park
Solihull
Birmingham
B37 7UQ
Tel: 0121 635 5520
www.goskills.org


Other Useful Chauffer Work Information

We have a section available at this site on Chauffer job interview tips that you may find of interest should you wish to brush up your skills in this area and we also have number of career articles that may also be of use to you from within our guides and documents section.

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Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Norfolk, North London, North Midlands, Northampton, Northamptonshire, Northern Ireland, Northumberland, Norwich, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Plymouth, Salisbury, Scotland, Sheffield, Shropshire, Somerset, South East, South London, South Midlands, Southampton, Staffordshire Surrey, Swansea, Swindon, Telford, Wales, Warwickshire, West End, West London, West Midlands, Worcestershire, York and throughout Yorkshire.


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