Become a taxi driver in Wiltshire
Wiltshire Council are looking for local people who want a change of career or to make some extra cash?
Taxis are an essential part of the transport network providing a valuable service to the local community and in Wiltshire there is a shortage of taxi drivers.
Not only are taxi drivers needed by the community, but Wiltshire Council also needs reliable drivers to fulfil its growing number of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities school and social care contracts. These contracts offer regular work and hours. They also help and support some of the most vulnerable people in Wiltshire.
There are lots of contracts available which start at around £30 a day for short routes, increasing to £250+ a day for longer routes.
To become a taxi driver takes around six weeks and costs around £400. To be licensed people need to provide proof and undertake these simple checks:
- Proof of Identity
- Driving Licence held
- Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check on previous convictions and whether disbarred from working with children
- Right to Work in the UK
- Medical (if applicable)
- Undertake on-line Safeguarding Training
- Take a guidelines test
- Knowledge test (if applying for a hackney carriage licence)
To apply visit https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/licences-permits-transport