Opportunity to become a founder member of the Elecar team.
A micro company with big ambitions working at the cutting edge of technology.
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Taxi Driver / Apprentice Advanced Chauffeur Driver.
It is intended that all drivers joining the team at this time will become advanced drivers & tour guides, with possible progress to leadership positions.
All applicants must show interest before the end of February, with work to commence early April 2018.
Driving taxi mostly within Fort William and surrounding area, Leading tours & maintaining vehicle
Career development opportunity
We are looking for an ambitious person who can grow with the company. After a period of time we would hope for the driver to progress to be an advanced Chauffeur driver. This would require skills and qualifications that can be gained on the job as well as through courses provided by the Company. Ultimately, this progression would involve greater responsibilities and therefore merit a higher salary.
As one of the founding team members you would be prioritised for leadership and managerial positions in the years to come as the company matures. In keeping with this, there will also be opportunities for those who may be interested and have the skills to be involved in the product development side of the company. This would be suitable for those with an interest in Physics, Mechanics, Electronics and Software development.
Essential qualities & skills
Friendly nature, with good people skills;
Enthusiastic & hard working;
Above average driving skills, must be able to show safe methodical efficient & smooth driving abilities;
Good knowledge of Fort William Area;
Must live in the Fort William area.
For Insurance purposes: Have Full UK Driving Licence; Have no more than 6 Points; Be 25 years old or over (20-24 year old may be possible with clean license).
While holding a taxi driver’s license & having experience as a taxi driver would be very advantageous, for the right candidate we are willing to help them gain their taxi license before starting their position.
The applicant must be fluent in English but multi lingual skills would be very advantageous.
A good knowledge of local history and geology would be useful.
Although not essential for this post, good business sense, accountancy skills & knowledge of science, maths, mechanics, electronics and computer software are always seen as great assets to the company.
Certified Advanced Drivers will be looked upon very favourably.
Salary working pattern and perks
Salary will be calculated at a hourly rate to be negotiated and will depend on candidates previous experience. Starting salary will be around £450 per week before tax plus around about £80 tax free tips, £22,000+ P.A. It will be a 30 hour week contract but this will be a minimum guaranteed hours, normally hours will exceed 50 per week. There will be 4 weeks paid holidays annually, but beyond this unpaid holidays may be available on request. It will normally be a five day working week unless other arrangements are more suitable. If you require to stay away overnight all food & accommodation will be paid for by the company
Cars you will be driving
For the first year you will be driving a Nissan Leaf or e-NV200 either 2016 or the Brand new 2018 model.
In early 2019 We Expect our first of 2 Tesla model 3s
This will be the first Tesla model 3 in the country.
There will also be several occasions where you will have the opportunity to test drive various vehicles from 7 seater vans to 2 seater hyper-cars.
With completion of advanced driving & chauffeur training the sky is the limit, you will probably drive vehicles in the future that are still not yet even Imagined.
What current employees have to say
George, First employee on the books, Taxi & Traine advanced driver:
“I have been lucky enough to drive some really great cars, from Corvette’s to Lamborghini’s but in my opinion nothing compares to the sensation when you press the accelerator on an electric vehicle.
A lot of good things can be said about electric vehicles but no matter what you hear or read it is something you must experience first hand.
Driving for Elecar is more than just a job its an incredible career full of opportunities.
No day is ever the same while you work you get to meet some really interesting people all with different stories to tell and to learn from. Also the opportunity to drive thru amazing scenery everyday is fantastic.
The automotive industry is changing so fast right before our eyes, much quicker than any time for decades & i must say I’m beyond happy to be part of this great team at Elecar that is moving forward to the future not just living in the past”
Scott, Advanced driver, Admin,Founder & Director:
” From a young age I’ve always known that electric cars would eventually have their day to shine and I couldn’t be happier to not only be living at the end of the Oil age but also to be involved in the dawning of the age of enlightenment of the masses to the power of renewable energy & the use of intelligent technologies. But what I enjoy most about work is meeting new faces every day striking up conversations with people from all over the world with all different points of views sometimes its an interesting 2 minute conversation and sometimes its the start of a great friendship, the great thing is you just never know everyday is different. I wish best of luck to all applicants and look forward to inviting the right candidate to join our small but growing team”
Neena, Company secretary & Administrator:
“I am very proud to say I’m part of the Elecar team. The company has got more to it than just providing service to public. I have learnt more about public relation and communication skill than i acquired from all previous jobs.
As an employee we are also encouraged to find our hidden talents for example : about technology, about the opinions i gathered after my interaction with the customer to improve the performance our company so we can keep improving .
Employees are treated as member of the company team rather than just being a staff member and also get appreciation for contribution towards the success of the company and the appreciation the company gets from its customer”
What are customers Think
Fort William, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago
What an absolutely great taxi company!
Whenever I get a taxi (which is every day of the week!) I always look out for an Elecars taxi. I find both the workers exceptionally friendly and they really seem to care about me. One time I was just walking down the road and……
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
This review is long over due but Scott is truly a blessing in disguise for Scotland travel! I went on a solo trip to Scotland and hired him for 3 full days as my guide and driver. It was like traveling with a good friend!……
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Driver Scott was on time, very accomodating. Lovely drive in a smashing car. Excellent to find something special like this to be chauffeur driven to a special occasion. Great idea
Reviewed 10 July 2017
Elecar is Superb
We hired Elecar for our transportation needs through out Scotland and could not have been more satisfied. We decided not to rent a car but rather depend on elecar so we could relax and sightsee from Edinburgh, around the highlands, to Fort William and then……
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile
A big thank you to Scott at Elecar. We used Elecar for our wedding and were very impressed with the service. The car was perfect, it was immaculate, spacious and comfortable not to mention beautifully decorated for a wedding. Scott was friendly, professional and punctual…….
Fort William, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2017
Elecar – what a fantastic company!
I’ve fairly often used Elecar just to move around Fort William, and the car itself is ALWAYS sparkling clean, the driver ultra-polite, and the drive itself absolutely brilliant! It’s an electric car, so it doesn’t use ANY petrol! Which means it has NO output at……
Kinlochleven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2017
Electric wedding car Tesla S
Scott provided excellent service, we travelled from “The electric village Kinlochleven” in the quickest and safest electric car in the world. Highly recommended. On behalf of bride and groom and our families thank you Scott RMc father of the bride.
Reviewed 1 January 2017
Scott was an amazing driver. We used him for short taxi trips to the shops and for 2 day trips. He took us in the Tesla to Eileen Dorian castle and it was amazing. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and……
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile
A quick trip out
Its my second time out in the Tesla and as I had friends staying who are car fanatics it was the perfect way to spend an hour. The car is amazing and the service fantastic! Would highly recommend Elecar as a way to spend an……
Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile
Very good service and would go back again anytime the price is very reasonable for the service given.