Taxi and Cab Drivers and Chauffeurs

Taxi 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.


New workers

New workers start around £11,940. Normal pay is £29,264 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £44,774.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 20,117 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Cleans, services and maintains vehicle or motorcycle.

  • Conveys passenger to destination and helps unload luggage.

  • Collects passengers when hailed or in response to telephone/radio message and helps them to secure their luggage.

  • Drives passenger-carrying motor cars, taxis and other motor cars and motorcycles, complying with road and traffic regulations.

  • Checks tyres, brakes, lights, oil, water and fuel levels and general condition of vehicle before start of journey.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Warehousing

  • Manual Handling

  • Vehicle Maintenance

  • Commercial Driving

  • Vehicle Inspection

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Pre-Trip And Post-Trip Vehicle Inspections

  • Traffic Regulations

  • Palletizing

  • Forklift Truck

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • Loading And Unloading

  • Lifting Ability

  • Collections

  • Time Management

  • Detail Oriented

  • Professionalism

  • Good Driving Record

  • English Language

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.