Addison Lee has launched an aggressive driver recruitment programme as it looks to rebuild driver numbers as lockdown restrictions are lifted.
The London private hire and taxi giant wants to hire 1,000 new private hire drivers this year. New recruits are being offered guaranteed earnings of £5,000 in their first month, together with holiday pay and contributory pension. Currently, top earners at Addison Lee are earning more than £2,000 per week.
The company has also launched a new scheme called AL Rewards, a suite of benefits to support drivers’ financial, physical, and mental wellbeing.
AL Rewards has been developed in partnership with Collective Benefits. The package includes sick pay, physio support and mental health counselling as part of a range of wellbeing measures.
With the first Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicles already operating on its fleet, Addison Lee will also offer all drivers access to an electric vehicle by 2023 as it transitions to a fully-electric fleet. Drivers will also be offered support with the shift to electric, including exclusive access to nearby off-street EV charging points through Addison Lee’s partnership with JustPark.
Addison Lee CEO Liam Griffin said: “As Plan B Covid restrictions ease and demand rises, Addison Lee’s new driver offer ensures the best deal in the market for existing partner drivers and new recruits, with the best earning opportunities, a range of benefits and access to state-of-the-art vehicles. This enhanced package ensures that we will be supporting our existing partner drivers, while growing our fleet to help meet rising demand for safe travel in London.”
Prospective drivers can register interest to drive at addisonlee.com/private-hire-drivers/register