How to become a Chauffeur

A chauffeur is a professional driver who transports people to and from various locations. The types of vehicles used by a chauffeur vary depending upon their company and job including wedding cars, limousines, MPV’s or executive business vehicles.

To become a chauffeur you must have a full driving licence as well as years of driving experience. Depending upon the chauffeur hire company you may be required to have additional driving qualifications and training or additional languages.

What Does A Chauffeur Do Other Than Drive?

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Except from making sure that their passengers have a safe and timely journey, a professional chauffeur is also responsible for providing their passengers a professional experience from pick up to drop off. More specifically general duties of a chauffeur include:

  • Picking passengers up and dropping them off at specific destinations.
  • Being able to plan the most efficient driving routes, taking into consideration traffic and weather conditions.
  • Assist their passengers with loading and unloading their luggage.
  • Aid passengers in and out of the vehicle when necessary.
  • Maintaining excellent customer service including keeping their passengers updated with their journey.
  • Cleaning and maintaining the vehicle.

What Are The Minimum Requirements To Become a Chauffeur?

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As a minimum requirement, a chauffeur needs to have a valid UK driving licence. It is also important to have years experience and a clean driving history, as most employers take into account a potential drivers history including penalty points and other driving offences. 

Some chauffeur companies require their drivers to have certification of safer driving or advanced driver courses. Courses include the IQ Level 3 Chauffeur Training Course and the ROSPA advanced driver course.

What Skills Does Successful Chauffeur Need To Have?

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As well as a full UK drivers licence and additional driving qualifications a successful chauffeur needs the following skills:

  • Basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance.
  • Experience in providing excellent customer service.
  • Basic first aid qualifications.
  • The ability to speak foreign languages.
  • Time management.
  • Strong geographical knowledge.
  • Discretion and customer confidentiality.
Interested In Becoming A GroupExec Chauffeur?
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Call the team today on 01462 431166 or complete the following contact form if you would like to become a professional chauffeur with GroupExec.