Chauffeurs are specialist drivers who often expert knowledge of the local environment to need their clients' needs. Companies and private individuals often hire chauffeurs to drive them to destinations with a touch of style, so it is important that the chauffeur is presentable and well spoken.
Some chauffeurs work for limousine companies and are expected to be available at a moment's notice. The job requires someone with a patient attitude, as the tight deadlines and busy traffic can often add a lot of stress to a driver's duties. A chauffeur must present themselves in a professional way at all times
There are no formal qualifications required to be a chauffeur but most employers prefer drivers with a good high school education. It is essential to have an up-to-date and clean drivers licence and many employers will also insist the employee has been an active driver for a minimum of one year. The average salary for this role is about £32,000 per year in the UK.