You may have grown up wanting to be a footballer, fireman or aircraft pilot but, well, things don’t always work out that way. Perhaps the next best thing is finding a job that suits you.
For many thousands of people across the UK and Ireland, becoming a professional taxi driver offers regular employment, good banter and a considerable sense of freedom. There’s also opportunities to start your own business and build lasting relationships with regular customer and fellow drivers.
Our handy guide to being a cab driver provides an insight into what to expect, what’s involved and how to go about getting started. You can find out about the complex world of taxi licensing and which type of vehicles you can use as a cab in your area. There’s advice on how to go about insuring your cab and how to get finance to buy a new or used taxi and some thoughts on which is the best option for you. We also offer some useful contacts for more information.