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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

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What you’ll need to get started

Fluent English

Can you clearly understand the needs of your passenger? Good communication is vital to creating an outstanding experience for our customers.

Drivers Licence

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.

Excellent Service

Addison Lee is London’s premier executive car service. That means all our drivers must adhere to service standards that go above and beyond.

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.

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We’ve got you covered. Check out our FAQs below.

Top FAQs

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 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

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.

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