Addison Lee looks for 1,000 new drivers as demand surges

London-based transport provider Addison Lee is looking to add 1,000 new passenger car drivers to meet growing demand for its services in London as the capital recovers from the pandemic. The company is offering a new package for both existing and new drivers to add to its current fleet of 4,000.

The package offers new drivers a guarantee of £5000 for their first month of driving with Addison Lee, together with a pension and holiday pay. Drivers also have access to a competitive vehicle rental plan, and don’t have to meet the cost of either the Congestion Charge or the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

Between August and September this year, Addison Lee saw business passenger car journeys grow by over 40%. The company expects to see continued growth throughout the Christmas period.

Addison Lee’s CEO, Liam Griffin, commented: “Throughout the pandemic, we have put drivers first, and as London recovers, we’re delighted to be able to grow the driver community with market-leading rates of pay and benefits. It’s encouraging to see London reopening and the city coming back to life. Drivers will have a huge role to play in helping people getting around the city as safely and reliably as possible. Our latest recruitment drive is designed to ensure we continue to support existing drivers and meet future demand.”