Addison Lee is London’s largest private hire operator with over 35 years’ experience of delivering outstanding customer service throughout the capital and beyond. Addison Lee has over 15,000 account clients and operates London’s largest cash circuit. This means that there will always be jobs on offer when you want and where you want.
At Addison Lee we believe in maximising the income you can generate and helping you to manage your cash flow through prompt payments for the account bookings you undertake. Our innovative driver scheme means that the more trips you undertake the more income you can generate for yourself. Before you start offering your services to our customers we will ensure that you understand how we operate with each other and how the specialised computer equipment that we supply you with works. We have a program that will ensure that you integrate into our tried and tested system.
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Do I need experience?
You do not necessarily need experience of driving a private hire vehicle. If you are enthusiastic, reliable, have a good knowledge of London and speak good English, you are welcome to apply to offer your services. You will need a Transport for London private hire licence (formerly known as a PCO Licence).
How much income can I generate?
The answer to this question is completely in your hands. Naturally, the more journeys you complete, the more income you will generate. We have lots of bookings but to maximise your income you will need to be flexible with the hours you decide to be available to carry out passenger assignments offered to you.
Will I be paid cash for every journey?
We realise that as a self-employed contractor cash flow is important to you. There are two types of bookings at Addison Lee. Our priority service is account based bookings. For these journeys, you will not receive cash from the client, but will have an account with us and we will make weekly payments directly into your bank account.
Secondly, there are cash bookings. For these journeys, the passenger will pay you directly in cash when you have completed the journey. Addison Lee will make a small admin charge for taking the cash booking on your behalf.
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?
No, drivers who offer their services to Addison Lee are compleyely free to work the hours that suit them best.
Do I pay for my own fuel?
Yes, it is the driver’s responsibility to hire his/her 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 PCO license (both parts) and 2 forms of identification clearly showing your current address.
When can I start?
Please call 0800 328 7744 to discuss how to start operating with us as quickly as possible.