With around 12 million people living in the Metropolitan area, the city of London is Europe's largest city. Located in the south east of England, London is one of the world's leading financial centres.
The route into a career as a driver in London depends on the industry. Taxi drivers, for instance, will need to have held a full licence for at least three years; they will also need to undergo a thorough criminal record test and successfully complete a knowledge test based on the city's streets and roads.
The public transport system in London is one of the most respected in the world, and people wishing to become bus or Tube drivers will need to undergo special training. In the case of bus drivers, a PGV licence will be necessary, but bus operators will often train new recruits at their own expense. Couriers and those in the construction industry can also find employment opportunities as drivers.
Transport London is a major employer of drivers in London, and courier firms such as UPS and FedEx also usually have vacancies for well-trained staff with the correct provisions on their licence. Taxi drivers with Hackney licences will usually be self-employed, but recruitment agencies will often have vacancies for private-hire taxi drivers in London.
Bus drivers in London can earn anything between £22,000 and £35,000, depending on their level of service and experience. Courier drivers have the opportunity to earn up to £35,000 per year when bonuses are factored in.