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Chauffeurs drive clients from place to place, making sure their journey is safe and comfortable, and that they arrive on time.

Annual Salary

£14,000 to £50,000

Average UK salary in 2022 was £33,200
(source Office for National Statistics)

Working hours

41 to 43 irregular

You could work: evenings / weekends / bank holidays; away from home

Future employment

There will be 0.2% more Chauffeur jobs in 2027.

Day to day tasks

Your day-to-day tasks will depend on your employer. You could:

  • meet and greet clients
  • lift and store luggage carefully and safely in the vehicle
  • help passengers get in and out of the vehicle if required
  • research routes and provide journey information
  • drive clients to and from their destination
  • make sure that the vehicle is clean and well maintained for each job

Working environment

You may need to wear a uniform.

You could work from a vehicle or at a client's home.

You can get into this job through:

  • applying directly
  • taking a specialist driver training course
Direct application

You can apply directly for jobs if you've got a lot of experience, for example through working as a driver for the police, the armed forces or in the taxi industry.

Other routes

You could take a driver training course, like those offered by the Institute of Advanced Motorists to improve your chances of finding work. You could also take a specialist chauffeur course with a private training provider.

Requirements and restrictions

You'll need to:

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Career tips

You'll find it useful to have car maintenance skills.

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You could go on to set up your own business.

You could also be a 'lead driver' and train other chauffeurs.

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Skills required and how your skills match up

What skills are required?

You'll need:

  • customer service skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • active listening skills
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • physical skills like movement, coordination, dexterity and grace
  • knowledge of transport methods, costs and benefits
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
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