A major recruitment drive is being launched for over 1,500 taxi drivers throughout Ireland 3 months ago

A major recruitment drive is being launched for over 1,500 taxi drivers throughout Ireland

Fancy becoming a taxi driver? Now’s your chance.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) in Ireland is looking to recruit 1,600 taxi drivers as part of a major recruitment drive this year.

The NTA says it wants to attract customer-centric women and men with a desire to work for themselves and provide positive taxi experiences to the travelling public.

800 new taxi drivers were recruited by the NTA in 2017, a figure it is looking to double in 2018 to add to the 26,000 people currently licensed to drive a taxi in Ireland.

NTA CEO Anne Graham said: “There are about 26,000 drivers licenced to drive a Small Public Service Vehicle in Ireland.

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“That might sound like a lot, but they are not all available all of the time, which means there can be shortages at certain periods particularly at peak hours and weekend nights.

“Last year we recruited about 800 new drivers into the sector, and with this campaign, we would like to double that in 2018.”

An advertising campaign will be rolled out across broadcast, online and print media starting on Monday, 26 February; a clean driving licence is all that’s needed to apply.

For more information, check out taxidriver.ie.

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