The role of a private chauffeur requires driving their client, family, friends and/or associates to requested locations during agreed hours. It is important that they are flexible with their working hours and expectations and availability will usually be discussed at the interview stage.
A typical day as a chauffeur in London might consist of taking sir or madam to meetings, shopping, dinners, events or the theatre. If there are children in the family, they will often be expected to take the children to school and pick them up with the nanny. Occasionally, they will be required for airport runs or collect and deliver items.
Therefore, it is essential for a chauffeur to have full knowledge of London and its roads, to ensure their client is able to reach their destination smoothly and promptly and know of alternative routes if necessary. As well as excellent driving skills, they will need to be fully aware of how to take care of the vehicle and will be responsible for its upkeep and maintenance.
A chauffeur is a vital asset to a household to ensure they have guaranteed travel arrangements and discreetness is of the upmost importance and a confidentially agreement is often required.
When you approach us to assist you with your search for a chauffeur, we will ensure we have a full understanding of your requirements to make sure we provide the most relevant candidates for the role.
We will advertise the role on our website and review applications and CVs for you, before interviewing selected candidates ourselves one on one so we can select the best applicants for you to review and arrange an interview. We will check references before your interview and if they do not have an existing DBS certificate, we will be in touch with the selected candidates to discuss this.
We require applicants to have at least two years experience in a similar household as well as proven commitment to a role.
Many of the private chauffeurs we employ are very experienced in working for private clients and can uphold the upmost discreetness and privacy. They will have experience in driving and caring for luxury vehicles and dressing professionally and smartly. Some of our drivers may also have advanced driving skills, chauffeur training as well as additional training in defensive driving, skid control and anti-hijacking. Many chauffeurs also have experience or training in security for the protection of their clients.
If you are looking for chauffeur jobs in London, The Graham Agency lists available roles and can match you with clients in London based on your experience and availability. We aim to make the best possible match between client and chauffeur to ensure you can build a mutual professional relationship.
As a chauffeur in London, you will need to be flexible with working hours and expect to work for long hours and/or early in the morning or late at night. Expectations will likely be discussed during the interview process, as well as any additional requirements for the role.
For many chauffeurs, it is beneficial to have additional skills to complement the role such as security and personal protection. It is also helpful to have additional driving experience and knowledge to ensure the safety of your client.
It should be expected to drive not only your client but their family, friends and associates around London. You may also be required to collect items from various locations from time to time. It is a role that requires flexibility, patience and discreetness as you will be working with high profile clients.
If you are interested in finding chauffeur jobs in London, get in touch with us and we can put you in contact with people who require a private chauffeur in London that fits with your experience and availability.
If you are looking to hire a private chauffeur, get in touch with us to discuss your requirements – we work with you to understand your needs and everyone on our books goes through strict vetting and an assessment of their ethos, so we can ensure someone is the most suitable candidate for you before you interview them.
We have been providing domestic staff to private households since 1984, building a reputation as a reliable and professional agency with offices in Mayfair and Highgate. We have over 35 years of experience providing domestic staff to households across London and the home counties, attracting high profile clients and highly experienced staff because of our discreetness and professionalism and desire to match the right candidate to the right household.