This week, there’s a new hire in the cab service industry, but the job isn’t a new one.
A taxi driver has long been a profession for older people, who can’t find a good job in the age of the robots.
The new driver hires are young, smart, ambitious and want to make a difference, said taxi industry boss Paul McGowan.
“They’re the future of the industry, because it’s so young,” Mr McGowan said.
“If we don’t develop them, we won’t have a workforce to work with in the future.”
What are the skills required?
You’ll need to be able to communicate, be organised and be able communicate in a clear, clear, clearly-worded way, and you can’t be distracted,” he said.
It’s a tough industry to fill, with the majority of drivers being men.”
We’re all looking for people who have the ability to take a risk and work with young drivers to help us build the industry,” Mr O’Connor said.
Cab drivers need to have a good knowledge of the car, including how to operate it, as well as good driving skills.
What’s the difference between a driver and a passenger?””
There’s a whole set of things we’ve got to be aware of that they’re going to have to know and have to work on to keep their jobs.”
What’s the difference between a driver and a passenger?
“You have to be prepared to put yourself in the driver’s shoes,” Mr Mcgowan said, explaining that a passenger must be prepared for what they are about to do.
“It’s the same as if you were in a taxi, you’ve got a vehicle that’s not fully functioning,” Mr McCowan said, but drivers are not required to be licensed and are not registered with the Taxi Commission.
They can also earn an hourly wage of between $300 and $600.
A driver is required to have their licence with them at all times.
They must also carry a valid driver’s licence and carry insurance.
If you’re interested in being a driver, you can apply online to join the taxi industry, by calling 1800 932 876 or by calling 1300 654 774.