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Join the Addison Lee team of professional drivers

Addison Lee’s success is built on drivers. Our founder started as a driver and we always put our drivers first. So come and discover what it’s like to drive with the A Team. The Addison Lee team.

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  • Why drive with Addison Lee?
  • Become a driver in 3 easy steps
  • FAQs


  • Save up to £10,000 a year by renting a fully serviced, high quality car from us rather than buying, running and maintaining your own
  • Pay nothing for your car if you reach your weekly points target
  • Great deals on insurance, valeting and more
  • No finance costs and hours that are as flexible as you like


  • High value jobs – our average fare is £30+
  • Keep 80% of the value of all non account work
  • Rewards for your hard work
  • Bonus for working busy periods - up to £5 per job subsidy
  • Extra jobs for drivers - over £6m investment in customer promotion


  • For owner drivers, we can help to sell your car
  • 24/7 help from our expert driver support team
  • Replacement car if yours is off the road
  • Support with paperwork
  • Training and qualifications to boost your earning potential


1. Basic Requirements

To drive with Addison Lee you will need:

  • A Transport for London Private Hire License
  • A driving license
  • Good English language skills
  • Good knowledge of London

You’ll also need to be 25 or older. But most importantly you’ll need to be reliable and enthusiastic.

We can support you with securing these documents – please contact driver recruitment on 0207 255 4204 for more information

2. Choose your scheme

We offer two ways to drive with us:

  • Full time drivers can work completely flexibly, picking up jobs at any time of the day or night.
  • Night drivers can only work from 5pm-5am, but get an evening bonus and pay lower commission

You can pick the one that suits you best when you apply.

3. Apply now

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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 transactions

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.

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