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In this article you will find all you need to know about the various driver jobs you will find on each airport. From background information to salary examples, it’s all there. And don’t forget to visit our job board Airport Jobs for the best driver jobs.
Coach Driver Jobs
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Coach driver jobs are quite essential at all of the airports throughout the United Kingdom, and it’s no wonder. It’s a very widely utilized service in which customers are shuttled from their arrival airport to surrounding hotels, other airports, or terminals. In order to obtain one of the coach driver jobs available you will need to ensure you have the ability to obtain a PCV license, if you don’t already have one, and have a clean driving record as safety is of the utmost in importance in having any sort of driver job.
Included within driving customers to and from, you will also be responsible for selling tickets and taking tickets, loading and unloading passenger luggage into the coach, and maintaining a clean, presentable vehicle for your passengers to ride in.
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The coach driving companies usually want to obtain drivers who are friendly, personable, reliable, and presentable. Where you will be dealing directly with the public, it’s important to ensure you maintain a good level of professionalism and respect at all times.
Coach driver companies provide a generous salary to their drivers and make sure they are well taken care of. For the most part, people who are employed as Coach Drivers are generally happy in their positions and wouldn’t want to leave or go anywhere else.
Bus Driver Jobs
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Bus driver jobs are, much like coach driver jobs, essential to the day to day operations at all UK Airports. Much like coach driver jobs, bus driver jobs entail escorting passengers to and from the airport and around town to wherever it is they need to go.
They are a very affordable option for the passengers who don’t mind sitting in a vehicle with other passengers, and they are usually one of the top choices among passengers due to its cost effectiveness and its ability to go pretty much wherever they need or want to go.
To gain one of the available bus driver jobs, you will need to ensure you have a clean driving record with no disputable driving history, and it’s a good idea to maintain a clean criminal record as well. You will also need to provide proof of passing a practical driving test and theory and hazard perception test as well.
Aside from these, you will also need to complete a Driver CDC – which is a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. You will also need to submit a copy of a medical report stating you are in good health.
Being a bus driver is a practical, steady job with a practical and steady income. Your day to day tasks will be to drive passengers to and from the airport and surrounding areas to wherever they wish to go. A typical work week is approximately 38-40 hours per week, and 7-8 hours per day.
[cmamad id=”282″ align=”floatleft” tabid=”283″ mobid=”284″ stg=””]Normally bus drivers work 7 days a week, but this could be different depending on which company you work for. Salary can vary as well, however salary is generous and fair for the work being done.
There are usually bus driver jobs located throughout the UK and you can choose from those which are closest to where you live.
Day to day job duties as a bus driver are as follows:
• Selling bus tickets, taking bus fares
• Checking bus passes
• Giving route information to passengers and all applicable timeframes
• Helping disabled passengers get on and off of the bus
• Load and unload luggage for passengers
• Keeping your bus clean and free of debris that could cause injury
There are also other tasks which may be delegated to you at your supervisor’s discretion.
Being a bus driver is also an interesting job where you will be able to meet many diverse groups of people on a daily basis, and your work could never get boring. As long as you have a personable and approachable personality, you will be a great fit as a bus driver.
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[icon type=”toggle-right”] Below is a summary of Chauffeur Jobs. If you want to learn more, read our full article about Chauffeur Jobs.
Obtaining one of the chauffeur jobs at any UK Airport is to hold a job of dignity and class. Usually, the only people who call on the services of airport chauffeur’s are those of upper class, such as the wealthy and celebrities as chauffeur services tend to be more upscale than taxi’s or buses and are also significantly more expensive.
Finding chauffeur jobs is simple if you contact surrounding and local airports and find out what companies they work with in terms of chauffeur’s. They will be able to point you in the right direction.
[cmamad id=”369″ align=”floatleft” tabid=”370″ mobid=”371″ stg=””]There are things you must do in order to be a chauffeur, such as keep a neat and tidy appearance at all times, and keep your car immaculately clean at all times. You will also need to be punctual and have the ability to be on time, and adhere to a strict schedule and guidelines.
You will need to be sure to maintain a great attitude and personality, as well. Customers who enjoy their chauffeur experience will surely call on your services again in the future, and if you are able to accept tips (depending on the company rules and guidelines in which you work for) you will more than likely earn great tips by providing exceptional service.
Schedules can be a bit different from week to week, or even day to day. Sometimes you will be put on a revolving or rotating schedule or shift where you work the ‘Graveyard’ shift one day, and then in the middle of the day the next. You will need to be patient and accept this as a part of your daily job routine.
Although it will take some getting used to, the extremely generous salary chauffer’s make will make it all worth it. Factor in the equation that you may be able to accept tips, and you can be sure you will find your job duties most worth it.
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No matter what driver job you desire to attain – jobs such as coach driver jobs, bus driver jobs, or chauffer jobs, you can be sure you will find a great, solid career with longevity and a great base salary.
As you gain more experience and stick with the company for some time, you will more than likely be eligible for bonus payments and or salary increases. If promotions are to arise in any way, you will be eligible for those once you gain seniority with the company and as you prove yourself to the supervisors and staff.
Maintaining the standard that you always put passenger safety as your number one, and following and adhering to all regulations and rules set forth by the company you work for, you can be sure everyone has a safe, happy experience on the ride to wherever it is you are going.
[cmamad id=”381″ align=”floatleft” tabid=”382″ mobid=”383″ stg=””]You will want to make sure to address any issues with your supervisor which is brought to your attention, and things requiring immediate attention such as problems with the vehicle should also be called in immediately.
Driving Jobs can be fun, rewarding, and exciting. You will see new sights and learn new things each and every single day. Nothing will ever get boring as there is constant change. You will travel to places you may have never been or seen before. You will learn things about different cultures and the people you drive around on a daily basis.
Talk to your passengers, for the most part – they will like that. A personable driver is highly regarded and will go far in a company. Having a respectful tone and demeanor will also get you very far.
Offer help where it may be needed – especially to those who are disadvantaged or disabled either due to old age or handicap. Sometimes, all it takes is a smile to make someone’s day.
If you feel after reading this article that a Driving Job may be the profession for you – whether long or short term – there is no better time than now to begin working towards your goal or being a driver. Contact your local Airport and find out what companies you may be able to apply to work with, and go from there.
More than likely, you will find vacancies within companies local to you and you will stick with that position for time to come. The majority of those working as drivers love their jobs and they love their salary, so they have absolutely no reason to leave their positions.
If you are curious to find more information about any of the above jobs, a simple search on our jobs board Airport Jobs for the best driving jobs can provide the remaining information you may desire or need in order to make an educated decision.
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