Why Drive with Addison Lee?
Enhance your earnings with access to London’s largest quality customer base
Positive feedback and job completion can lead to enhanced payments
Pay nothing for your car if you reach your weekly points target
Rent a car from us for just £225 a week – the lowest car rental rate on the market
Drive a new vehicle that we maintain
There are opportunities to boost your earning potential with our training and qualifications
Improve your service and business skills too
Subject to experience we can offer standard or chauffeur (Mercedes Benz) car opportunities
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 work with Addison Lee we require a full driving licence, but remember you’ll also need the relevant local private hire licence as well.
Addison Lee has grown through offering above industry standards of service in both standard cars, chauffeur services and its courier division. If you can offer customers a great service we’d love to speak to you.
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.
David Grays tone
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.
We’ve got you covered. Check out the FAQs about our Addison Lee driver jobs below.
Do I have to work set shifts?
Addison Lee driver jobs are completely flexible. Work the hours that suit you 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?
Unlike other car driver jobs 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 (either your paper licence or photocard licence), your PHV license (both parts) and 2 forms of identification clearly showing your current address. We can provide advice on 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. Experience with private hire driver jobs is not necessary, but a good working knowledge of London is required. 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?
Addison Lee is the world’s largest managed premium car service. It has more than 80% of the FTSE 100 as customers. It was the first UK ground transport business to launch a booking app. It carries over 10 million London passengers per year. Over 4,000 cars in central London. It operates a ULEZ-compliant fleet, and set up its Greener Future Programme to invest in environmental improvement initiatives in the communities in which it operates and overseas. The passenger and courier fleet’s emissions are 100% offset. It has London’s largest executive fleet of Mercedes cars. A consortium led by Liam Griffin (CEO) and Cheyne Capital’s Strategic Value Credit business completed a buy-out of the company in March 2020.
Will I be self-employed?
Yes. All Addison Lee drivers are self-employed and responsible for their own tax and national insurance.