Are you ready to find a new job as a chauffeur for a private household? If you are new to the industry, you might need some help in knowing where to get started. Do you know exactly what it means to work as a chauffeur for a private household? And how do you plan to find a job as a chauffeur? Do you know what to look out for, and the salary you can earn? Find all of that and more out here!
What Is A Private Chauffeur Job
If you have never worked as a chauffeur for a private household, it is important to know exactly what the job entails. You might have been a driver before, a taxi driver, or a corporate chauffeur? All have important similarities to being a private household chauffeur. However, there are some important differences too.
Working for a private household can be a very different experience. You will have to be more flexible, and enjoy and fast-paced and quickly changing environment. You will, of course, have your set days and times you work and are off. But simply because you will be dealing with private lives, flexibility is key. Expect to work early mornings, evenings and even some weekends, for example.
Expect to work with children and pets, too. Perhaps the family is looking for a very informal chauffeuring service too. If you come from a corporate chauffeuring background then this can be an adjustment. Is this an environment you are comfortable with? Do you enjoy having informal conversations where required? All things to think about when you are starting to look for chauffeur jobs, to find the most suitable one for you.
How To Find A Job
There are several ways you can find a job as a chauffeur. Not all options may work for you or are very effective. When you start your job search, it is, therefore, good to be aware of the different routes you
Use Your Network
If you are already in the industry, you might have connections you can use, who will know of new chauffeuring roles coming up. This can be an effective way of hearing about new roles. But it will be very difficult if you are new to the industry. Or if you are changing from more corporate to private household chauffeuring. Also, be aware that even though someone has recommended a job for you, that does not automatically mean the job is suited for you. Make sure to critically review any job role you apply for to make sure it actually is suited for you.
Use Online Platforms
A slightly more accessible way to find a job as a chauffeur is to use online platforms. These are generally open to everyone and free to use too. There are many job websites available nowadays where you can upload your CV, and you can look at social media platforms like Facebook who have specific job advertising groups for specific areas and industries. Again, you want to make sure you are careful with what you put out there.
Protect Your Personal Information
You just want to be mindful about uploading your CV in too many public places. What information do you have on your CV, that might be accessed and viewed by anyone who looks at your application? Make sure you do not put any personal contact details or your address on there. Most websites should have a space where you can leave your contact details for people to get in touch when they are interested in your CV. Or they might be able to send you a message via the website. Instead of you putting a public CV on many different websites for everyone to view.
Work With An Agency
Another final, and very reliable way to find a chauffeur job is to register with a recruitment agency. This will take a lot of the hard work out of the job search for you. A good agency will notify you of any suited jobs that will become available. So that you can simply let them know when you want to apply. Sometimes you can even apply directly for jobs via their online platform or website. An agency can guide you through the process and really help you An agency will be able to help you from application-level through to job interviews and help you understand a potential job offer. Find a good agency, and they can help you throughout it all!
How Much Can You Earn?
The below salaries are an indication of average UK salaries for private household chauffeurs. Of course, salaries and job packages can vary extremely per job and household. However, the below can give you an indication of what you could expect. The below salary guidelines are based on an average 40 hour week.
Entry-Level Chauffeur, with 2-4 years experience.
- Expect a salary of £538 – £711 gross per week.
- Yearly salary range from £28,000 gross to £37,000 gross.
- For a day rate expect to pay between £110-140 gross per day (varies depending on if you require the Chauffeur to provide a vehicle or not)
Mid-level Chauffeur with 4-8 years experience.
- Expect a salary of £730 – £1057 gross per week.
- Yearly salary from £38,000 gross to £55,000 gross per year.
- For a day rate expect to pay between £146 – £211 gross per day (varies depending on if you require the Chauffeur to provide a vehicle or not)
High-level Chauffeur with 8+ years experience.
- Expect a salary of £1076 gross per week.
- Yearly salary from £56,000 gross upwards.
- For a day rate expect to pay between £215+ gross per day (varies depending on if you require the Chauffeur to provide a vehicle or not)
How can Polo & Tweed help you?
Are you ready to find a job as a chauffeur? Polo & Tweed is here for you. We can help you with the whole process, from helping you find the right jobs through to the application and interview stage. Our experienced recruitment consultants will give advice and support throughout the entire recruitment process. You can register on our books here, or have a look at all our live vacancies here, where you can apply directly too!