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How to put your case across as a Driver looking for work.

Posted by admin on October 25, 2017 at 6:56 am. Filed under: Top Tips,What to do

We have many drivers that wish to apply for work. Any that wish to join need to know what we are looking for here is an example of how to sell yourself.

Hello,

I have a full UK Driving License which I obtained in 2009 and I also have my private hire license issued by the London PCO with plenty of driving experience to show.
Relevant documents are attached in this email. I currently drive; 2013 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo (Executive Car) and I am willing to do standard saloon and estate rates.

Your Chauffeur/Airport Transfer Driver/Minicab Driver position demands the driving skills, customer service experience, and work ethics that I have developed through my driving jobs. I’m an experienced Chauffeur with expertise in driving different kinds of vehicles including Luxury high-end vehicles, I am eager to leverage my driving and customer care abilities to contribute to your firm.

Based on my understanding of your advertisement for the driver’s position, I found myself just the right candidate for this position. I am highly skilled in preparing vehicles by conducting operator maintenance checks, cleaning interior and exterior, and arranging for trips. In addition, I am able to plan routes by studying schedule or special requests. I am adept in checking road conditions and estimating travel times using GPS system.

Furthermore, I have a demonstrated ability to help clients in and out of vehicle, loading and unloading luggage and safely operating the vehicle. My enclosed resume contains more details about my skills and qualifications.

I specialize mainly in UK Transfers whether it be Airports, Cruise Ports and Rail Stations all over the UK. I find my best skills, attributes and service is shown here.

I am particularly attracted to working as a Driver, because of the roles excellent reputation and focus on client value as well as the urge to work hard due to the fact that you will always be moving and keeping busy which is what I love about this role.

I come from a very intelligent background having completed a degree in Engineering at Bishop Douglass Sixth Form and believe I am well qualified to add value and commitment.

Chauffeur/Personal Driver: Since November 2012 I have been working as a Chauffeur for a high-end UK Transfer firm. My duties included dressing smart and formal at all times and having a very focused and professional approach to work as I was transporting very high-class individuals from Government to Law people. As well as transporting my passengers in the most professional, safe and convenient way. I also learned the importance of trust and reliability as you need to build both of these elements with your passengers to sustain the professionalism at all times. I know London and the surrounding cities very well and have very good road knowledge as well as exceptional and professional service for my Passengers. As well as A Chauffeur, I have worked as a common Minicab Driver for a local office which actually started my career and brought me to where I am now which I am very thankful of. The office at the time used a mobile phone software technology called ‘Cordic.’. My role here was to transport to and from Customers destinations and pickups in the local area and central London.

I have also worked as a Delivery Driver for two years at UPS in Cambridge performing duties such as manual handling, sorting parcels into sections booking collections, checking stock levels, gross annual checks, finance levels, unloading and loading heavy vehicles and using the computer to input various amount of information and data as well looking after the store when required. However, my main role here was to deliver parcels across North and Central London to customer homes as well as retail outlets, stores and offices. I enjoyed doing this job as I have always been interested in driving as I like exploring and working at the same time on the road, getting around London. I am well experienced in multi-drop delivery services and I know London really well as well as being able to use PDA devices to authorise deliveries, make adjustments, correct errors and use the built-in GPS. I am also familiar with the process of parcel replenishment and have learned the skills necessary to run a Parcel Depot as I have been trained to become a Service Manager during my time at UPS and can go on to become a manager.

Not only this, I have also worked with Swissport UK at Stansted Airport as a Baggage Handler. This role required me to unload and load aircraft baggage to and from the aircraft starting from the point of check-in and through to the baggage hall. I have a very good understanding of manual handling and health and safety procedures and I also achieved a certificate from the Department for Transport (DfT) for completing health and safety at work modules.

I have my own transport which I can use to commute to work and back home anytime and any day. I am fully flexible and know my way around London and the surrounding counties. I am familiar with and recognise the policies and procedures as I have worked in the Airport Environment before and I am always keeping myself updated.

I am available for interview anytime and any day and I look forward to taking the opportunity to talk with you further about my application.

If you need to contact me on my mobile please call me on 0000000000″

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Best way to meet your taxi driver

Posted by admin on October 23, 2017 at 7:08 pm. Filed under: Airport Transfers,Taxi from Heathrow Airport,What to do

The best way to meet your Airport taxi driver

Part of the service when you book with us for Just Airports

The question that we get many times is “how do I find my airport taxi driver?”, this information is sent to you via email at the point of booking your airport taxi transfer. But as many customers do not choose to look at all of the information when it arrives we thought it best to write about the airport taxi driver and what he does before he meets you in the airport.

Stage 1. The airport taxi booking.

The customer enters their information and makes the booking online at www.airportcars-uk.com. Once made the information is held in a date and time format and not looked at until we are due to dispatch it to the airport taxi driver. So if your information has been given incorrectly by you, we will not be aware. Common mistakes are; wrong dates, times and flight information which are not seen until a few hours before.

Stage 2. The airport taxi transfer has been sent to a driver.

When we send out the bookings to the taxi drivers they many receive information about more than 5 journeys in an row. We will have worked out the times and distances using the information given by the person that made the booking. This is why correct information about your airport taxi is important.

Stage 3. The driver checks the flight given for the airport taxi pickup.

Based on the information given, the taxi driver will then check the flight landing time, after the flight has landed most drivers will send a text/sms to the number given.

Stage 4. The airport taxi driver will go in to the airport.

At around 30 minutes after landing the taxi driver will park and go in to the arrivals hall where he will wait with the name given on a sign board.

 

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Read the information provided

Posted by admin on July 15, 2017 at 6:57 am. Filed under: Taxi from Heathrow Airport

It has become a big problem that passengers or people that book taxi transfers for others do not read the information about the car type’s. The amount of passengers and there luggage being one of the issues. The other main issue is correct information when they are making there booking.

  1. Bag size are on the website under car types + luggage.
  2. When booking for an airport pick up the site asks for flight arrival date and time.

Passengers would help themselves get the best out of the service if they checked out the information on the car type’s first. After all why would you book an MPV8 when you only have 6 passengers. The MPV7 has 7 passenger seats and the same luggage space as the MPV8 but is cheaper.

But by far the biggest problem is with bag sizes. When an estate car gets booked we state the amount of large bags and the amount of carry on bags, however passengers then assume that large is the biggest bag you can buy. No No No that is not the case this is why we have the car type + luggage page for people to find out the information.

Date and Time issue’s

When you book to be collected from an airport it is important to give flight arrival date and time information as we schedule the cars the day beforehand. If you have added time e.g. guesstimated when you think you will be out this causes problems. A driver may have a pick up from an address going to the airport we give him a pick up at the airport which should work out for him to get there and meet the passengers. However if the flight time has been given incorrectly +1 hour or so and then lands 30 early he will not be in the airport.

Which leads on to the next problem that passengers do not give the mobile number that is going to be turned on. Think about it communication and correct information make it all easy.

 

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Why an MPV had to be used

Posted by admin on December 10, 2015 at 7:49 am. Filed under: Airport Transfers,Heathrow Airport Transfer,Top Tips

What happens when passengers don’t read the luggage information provided.

As an airport transfer provider we have to make your journey as best we can. To do this we expect that passengers give all of the correct information and read the what happens next information sent with the confirmation.

So this picture shows the luggage that the passenger had and expected to fit in an estate car. He was not happy when he had to pay extra for an MPV 5.

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We give size’s for luggage, This passenger did not inform us of the extra luggage and was lucky that we did not charge a whole new fare but just for the upgrade.

Car size are found here.

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