The sphere of road transport is a popular area of activity not only in Ukraine and the CIS countries, but also in Europe. In foreign companies, there is an active demand for drivers flying long distances, transporting various categories of goods, including oversized ones. The main requirements for drivers wishing to find a job in Europe are as follows:
For drivers who are looking for a job in the field of long-distance transportation, labor market experts recommend paying attention to the proposals of German companies. German carrier companies put forward high demands on job seekers. In addition to a thorough knowledge of traffic rules, a specialist should:
In Poland, the Czech Republic, Finland, there is a demand for tram drivers, buses, minibuses, and other public vehicles. The demand for the profession is due to the fact that drivers from the local population do not have a strong desire to drive public transport, citing low wages. In the cities of Italy and France, there are vacancies for taxi drivers. Naturally, in addition to the rights, sufficient driving experience and other documents of drivers, the applicant for the position of a taxi driver requires sociability and excellent knowledge of a foreign language.
Ukrainian drivers are in demand in Poland as forwarders of international affairs. To work in this profession, a specialist needs to undergo additional medical examination and training courses for greater competence.
It is noteworthy that each European country has its own rules for candidates for driver vacancies. But these rules fulfill the role of additional ones, and the main ones are reduced to the following list:
Driving time when the driver is directly behind the wheel is monitored by an electronic device. According to the driving regulations in force in Europe, a person can drive a car no more than 9 hours a day. In addition, the mode of operation involves a break of 45 minutes for every 4.5 hours.
A driver engaged in international transport must have CE category rights. Among the additional requirements it is worth noting:
Since the work of the forwarding driver involves making trips to impressive distances, the specialist must have the skills to eliminate possible failures in the operation of the transport.
Passenger transport driver selection rules
It is useful for drivers planning to work on international bus flights in Europe to familiarize themselves with the selection criteria for this vacancy:
In Schengen countries, the driver can carry passengers on a regular and irregular basis. However, regardless of their type, the driver is allowed to drive vehicles for a maximum of 9 hours per day. In addition, after 4.5 hours, a rest of 45 minutes is provided for the driver.
Working as a driver in Europe requires a thorough approach to the selection of candidates for this vacancy. A foreign applicant must not only provide the employer with an appropriate list of documents, but also have sufficient experience, be able to cope with minor technical failures, and know a foreign language. Decent salary, interesting work, comfortable working conditions stimulate Ukrainian specialists to seek professional vocation in Europe.