YOU CHOOSE WHEN AND HOW OFTEN YOU DRIVE. JOIN THE BEST PRIVATE HIRE DRIVERS IN LONDON, WITH ADDISON LEE
Looking for private driving jobs where you choose when and how often you work? Join Addison Lee and make your next career move today! With over 45 years moving Londoners around the capital, we know what it takes to provide exceptional service, recognising it starts with having the very best drivers in the industry.
Calling London Drivers
Earn and develop with the best package in the industry. Driving with Addison Lee guarantees that you will earn at least the London Living Wage, boost your earning potential with in-house training and receive 24/7 assistance and ongoing maintenance of your vehicle.
THE LOWEST CAR RENTALS AROUND
BECOME A PRIVATE HIRE DRIVER TODAY
Our rental plan comes with insurance, in-house vehicle servicing, maintenance and repair. Get in touch today and speak to our dedicated driver team about the right rental for you.
- The lowest car rental rate on the market
- Pay nothing for your car if you reach your weekly points target
- You don’t have to pay anytime you enter the congestion zone
- Drive a fully maintained vehicle
THIS MONTH'S TOP EARNERS'
EARN ON AVERAGE £1,000 PER WEEK
Our Driver Deal offers unbeatable value, with average weekly driver earnings of £1,000 (before vehicle hire). You have never had a better chance to earn in a private hire driver job. Here are the top 5 weekly Driver earnings:
An industry-leading pension scheme
When you become an Addison lee driver, you’ll have the option of an industry-leading pension scheme, with 5% of their qualifying pensionable earnings topped up by Addison Lee through a 3% contribution. Drivers will have the freedom to opt out of the pension plan and make their own arrangements if they wish.
Earn at least the London living wage
Addison Lee will now guarantee that all drivers earn at least the London living wage. While we believe that our contracts have always delivered earnings above and beyond the London living wage, the new deal will provide peace of mind for the drivers we work with.
In addition to safety screens across our entire fleet, we offer enhanced cleaning of vehicles. Addison Lee Drivers are given 3 vouchers for cleans per week, performed by our carwash provider IMO. In addition to this, our drivers are provided with TECcare CONTROL disinfectant solution to clean common touchpoints, and the vehicles are further subject to Electrostatic Spray Cleaning every 3 months.
Becoming a private hire driver
Here’s what you'll need
Are you looking to work as a private hire driver? Here are the four things you’ll need to get started – if you have a query relating to becoming a private hire driver with Addison Lee, or need support then we’ll be happy to help.
- PHV LICENCE
- DRIVING LICENCE
- TWO DOCUMENTS AS PROOF OF IDENTITY
TO SUPPORT YOU IN GETTING STARTED
BECOMING AN ADDISON LEE PRIVATE HIRE DRIVER
Here’s what to expect when your drive with us:
- Vehicle PCO licencing, MOT testing and Road Tax
- Fully comprehensive insurance cover
- Our UK fleet is fully compliant with TFL Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).
- Roadside aid, mechanical failure recovery and accident management services
- Fine, penalties and parking ticket administration and support
- Car washing and cleaning. Enhanced cleaning every 3 months – Covid Secure.
- In house vehicle servicing, maintenance and repair
DEDICATED PRIVATE HIRE DRIVER RECRUITMENT TEAM
Our dedicated private hire driver recruitment team will:
- Provide private hire drivers with a welcome and induction to Addison lee
- Guide them through all the onboarding paperwork that is required
- Provide them with all the tools to be able to successfully go out to work
- Guide them through the start and finish of their journey with Addison Lee
- Hold all your data in a secure location and perform detailed checks to ensure driver documentation is up to date
AN APP MADE FOR PRIVATE HIRE DRIVERS
The Addison Lee Driver app and its features are here to help you make the most of your time when in your vehicle and support you in earning. Reliable and easy to use, the app is for drivers and is built on the back of the most knowledgeable driver team in the business.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PRIVATE DRIVER JOBS ACROSS LONDON?
BECOMING A DRIVER
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
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.
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 2,000 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.