Who are Addison Lee?
We’re the business class car service for London. Starting in 1975 with a single car and the belief that taxis and minicabs could be done better, we now transport over 10 million passengers across the city each year.
What experience do I need?
Above all, we look for enthusiasm and reliability in drivers. No experience driving private hire cars is needed, but a good working knowledge of London is required. Our Driver Knowledge School is available to help introduce drivers to the industry. You will need to apply for a Transport for London private hire licence and be able to speak English.
How do I get paid?
Customers pay for their journeys in two ways, so there are two ways we pay you. Simple.
Account customers pay us directly via their accounts. We’ll add this money up and pay it into your bank each week.
Non Account transactions
We take a small fee for making the booking, but you keep 80% of the value of these journeys.
Will I be self-employed?
Yes. All Addison Lee drivers are self-employed and responsible for their own tax and national insurance.
Do I have to work set shifts?
Full time Addison Lee drivers are completely free to work the hours that suit them best. Night Drivers can only work from 5pm-5am, but get an evening bonus and pay lower commission.
Do I need to provide my own vehicle and will I pay for fuel?
We offer a vehicle rental scheme, where the more journeys you complete, the cheaper the weekly vehicle rental charges become. Addison Lee vehicles are all typically less than 3 years old and are regularly maintained by our dedicated service technicians.
This means that the hassle of organising insurance, MOT and PHV checks, repairs or replacement vehicle will be taken care of for you, allowing you to stay on the road and never miss an opportunity to earn more money. As a self employed driver it is your responsibility to hire a vehicle and to pay for the fuel and other costs.
What do I need to become a driver?
You will need to provide us with your driving licence (both parts), your PHV license (both parts) and 2 forms of identification clearly showing your current address.