Why Drive with Addison Lee?
High-value bookings from London’s largest quality customer base
We reinvest half of our 20% commission back into generating more work for drivers
Positive feedback and job completion can lead to a bonus of over 20% your weekly base
Pay nothing for your car if you reach your weekly points target
Rent a car from us for just £190 a week – the lowest car rental rate on the market
Save £10k a year off the cost of running your own vehicle
Boost your earning potential with our training and qualifications
Be more than a great driver. Improve your service and business skills too
When you’re ready, we’ll progress you into our fleet of Mercedes-Benz vehicles
Need Help? 24/7 assistance from our expert driver support and control team at HQ
Work smarter and get better fares with our cutting edge driver technology
We replace out of service cars within 1-3 hours, so you’ll never miss out on work or earnings again
What you’ll need to get started
Can you clearly understand the needs of your passenger? Good communication is vital to creating an outstanding experience for our customers.
To drive for us you’ll need a full driving licence, but remember you’ll also need the relevant local private hire license as well.
Addison Lee is London’s premier executive car service. That means all our drivers must adhere to service standards that go above and beyond.
I have driven with pretty much everyone in the business, some good and some not so good. I started with Addison Lee 3 years ago and I have never looked back, we’re the best in the market. No one compares with quality of service that we offer our customers.
I have been an Addison Lee driver for 9 years. We have seen a lot of change over the last few years, but one thing has remained, the service that is provided to drivers and passengers.
A lot of people ask me why I work for Addison Lee? I wanted to work for the best, it is as simple as that.
My main aim is to ‘evaporate stress’ for my customers. The reliability and quality of my service are all important and I do feel we are a safe company to use.
I always wanted to work for the best and I can say after driving Addison Lee cabs for 2.5 million miles around London, I do.
My friends always complain about having no job fulfilment but driving with Addison lee I know I am delivering a top service and building my career at the same time.
Now hiring across the UK
As we expand, so does our network, meaning we’re not just hiring drivers in London. We’re also looking for the right people to join us in Luton and Manchester, with new locations being added soon across the United Kingdom.
We’ll need drivers with great local knowledge, and able to provide the great Addison Lee service we’re famous for.
We also understand that everyone is different, which is why we’ve set out to be as flexible as possible. Come on board full-time or part-time, night or day, we’ve got a range of schemes to suit everybody.Apply now
We’ve got you covered. Check out our FAQs below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who are Addison Lee?
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.
Will I be self-employed?
Yes. All Addison Lee drivers are self-employed and responsible for their own tax and national insurance.