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.
We’re currently recruiting for drivers to support our premier and standard passenger car service in London, Luton, and Manchester. We are also looking for van drivers and bike riders to grow our courier fleet.
We’re the best car service in 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. We've recently opened our Manchester office, supporting Greater Manchester and the wider North West region.
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.
Manchester based drivers also require a good working knowledge of the area, and will need a current Private Hire Driver’s badge issued by Stockport Council.
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
Drivers keep 80% of the value of these journeys and pay a 20% commission to Addison Lee. Over half of this commission is re-invested into promotional codes to create more jobs for drivers. For cash jobs the money is paid directly to drivers and for card jobs it is paid into your bank account each week.
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?
Addison Lee drivers are completely free to work the hours that suit them best. There are periods during the week where we are busier and specific incentives are in place to encourage drivers to work. During the week, we are particularly busy during the early morning and evening periods and at weekends we are very busy later in the evening.
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.
We can support you with the PHV license process, please contact driver recruitment on 0207 255 4204 for more information.