Gary C grew up in Canada and came to the UK when he was 15. He spent some time trying many different careers before meeting his wife and becoming a taxi driver. Gary loves to learn and has acheived many qualifications as an adult in subjects such as IT, catering and diving. He hopes to become a chef in the future when he is fully qualified.
More information about Taxi and cab drivers and chauffeurs
The UK average salary is £28,758
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
DescriptionTaxi and cab drivers and chauffeurs drive motor cars for private individuals, government departments and industrial and commercial organisations, drive taxis for public hire, drive new cars to delivery points and drive motorcycles and other motor vehicles.
QualificationsNo academic qualifications are required but most entrants require a clean, current driving licence and a medical examination. Local authorities typically set their own tests of local knowledge and additional driving tests before awarding licences.
- Checks tyres, brakes, lights, oil, water and fuel levels and general condition of vehicle before start of journey;
- Drives passenger-carrying motor cars, taxis and other motor cars and motorcycles, complying with road and traffic regulations;
- Collects passengers when hailed or in response to telephone/radio message and helps them to secure their luggage;
- Conveys passenger to destination and helps unload luggage;
- Cleans, services and maintains vehicle or motorcycle.