A chauffeur/chauffeuse drives a car to collect and
transport people and their luggage, to wherever they
want to go. They usually drive high-powered,
comfortable cars and ensure the vehicles are clean and
well-maintained at all times. They may spend a lot of
time waiting for their passengers.
A chauffeur/chauffeuse working for a private household might take members of the family to work or social events. The job may include other duties, such as gardening or maintaining the estate.
For a chauffeur/chauffeuse working for a limousine hire company, every job will be different, depending on who has hired limousine services that day.
Those working for a large company or organisation will probably pick up and drop off visitors and take senior staff to the station, airport or meetings.
There are no fixed working patterns. The hours can be
very irregular, depending on employers’ lifestyles. They
may spend nights away from home and work early
mornings, evenings, bank holidays and weekends.
Temporary or part-time work is common.
They spend most of the time behind the wheel and and may be expected to lift loads into and out of the car.
Most wear uniforms.
To be a chauffeur/chauffeuse you should:
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