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Looking for courier jobs in the United Kingdom?

Looking for traditional food delivery jobs? Instead, try being your own boss with Uber Eats. Make money delivering with Uber Eats in the UK on your schedule using one of the most downloaded food delivery apps by customers.

Be a courier using Uber

Delivering with Uber Eats offers a flexible earning opportunity. It is a great alternative to traditional part-time delivery jobs or other part-time gigs, temp jobs, or seasonal work. Or maybe you drive using the Uber app and want to supplement your income. See how becoming a courier using the Uber app in the UK can help you earn flexibly.

Uber Eats offers an alternative to traditional courier jobs in major cities across the United Kingdom, including London, Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, and Edinburgh—plus hundreds of other cities, large and small, around the country.

Earn delivering with Uber Eats

  • Your vehicle, your time

    Grab your car, bicycle, or motorbike and be a courier who uses the Uber app whenever you want – for an hour, a weekend or throughout the week. See below to find out the requirements for each way of getting around.

  • Get your earnings fast

    When you earn delivering using Uber, your earnings are automatically transferred to your bank account every week. Plus, with Instant Pay, couriers can cash out up to 5 times a day.

  • Track your earnings

    Before you accept any order, you’ll be able to see how much you’ll get paid to deliver it. In addition, your customers have the option to tip in-app and 100% of tips are yours to keep.

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How to get started as a courier

Getting started making deliveries through the Uber Eats app takes a few weeks. To avoid delays, make sure you have the correct documents, complete the background check and follow the instructions sent to you via email and sms.

Sign Up

Add your personal details and select the vehicle

  • Bicycle
  • Motorbike or Scooter
  • Car

Submit your Documents

Document requirements depend on the vehicle, see below.

To upload documents, use your app or sign in to partners.uber.com to visit your partner dashboard. When you upload an image, make sure:

  • the document image is clear
  • all text is readable
  • all 4 corners of the document are visible

Complete a Background Check

After you sign up for a courier account you will receive an email asking you to complete your background check.

Please note our partner may require you to provide a separate set of documents to complete both the right to work and the basic disclosure check. These may be the same as the documents you have submitted to your Uber profile.

If you have not received the email, first check your spam or junk folder then contact the Uber support team at help.uber.com

Here's what you need to become a courier in the United Kingdom using Uber

    • Be at least 18 years old

    Required documents:

    1. EU/UK Driver’s Licence

    • Front and Back

    2. Bank statement

    • dated within last 3 months

    3. Certificate of Motor Insurance

    • Must cover food delivery or hire and reward not excluding food delivery
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Any make or model scooter

    Required documents:

    1. EU/UK Driver’s Licence

    • Front and Back
    • Provisional licence? Add your CBT Certificate

    2. Bank statement

    • dated within last 3 months

    3. Certificate of Motor Insurance

    • Must cover food delivery or hire and reward not excluding food delivery
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • When signing up be sure to choose 'Bicycle' under transportation method.

    Required documents:

    1. Photo ID

    One of the following:

    • Passport (from any country)
    • Driving Licence (only from EU and UK)
    • EU Citizen/Identity Card

    2. Bank statement

    • dated within last 3 months

The Driver app

If you want to sign up for a courier account, you’ll download the same app as drivers who choose to use the Uber app. Uber’s Driver app is easy to use and gives you information that can help you make the most of the time on the Uber app while you’re getting paid to deliver food.

Frequently asked questions

  • Your schedule is up to you. With Uber, you can earn delivering in the UK when, how and where you want. You are free to manage your own schedule!

  • Absolutely. You can sign up to deliver by using the form at the top of this page, either by filling out the form with the details of your existing account or by tapping Already have an account? Log in. Then consent to a screening, upload the required documents, submit a photo of yourself, and download the Driver app. After you get a notification that you have an active courier account, you can start getting delivery requests.

  • We make it as easy as we can for you to track your earnings. The app offers helpful, transparent tools, like a monetary amount at the top of your screen that shows your earnings. Look for more resources in the app to help you see your real-time totals and other earnings details.

  • Different delivery jobs offer different opportunities. Not all delivery jobs allow you to work flexible hours whenever you choose. You can decide whether you want a traditional full-time or part-time delivery or courier job, or whether you want the flexibility to work independently wherever you want – or even do both.

  • Your safety is a top priority. Uber has a global safety team dedicated to doing our part to help prevent incidents. Plus, we’ve put in place new guidelines since the pandemic began. For instance, if your Uber Eats customer requests it, you can leave their delivery at their door to help reduce contact. Visit the link below to learn more about the safety features and safeguards such as our in-app help centre for day-to-day support, our LERT team for more serious issues and features like anomaly detection and bike safety checklist.

  • Uber Eats has more than 500,000 restaurant partners worldwide and the app is available in more than 6,000 cities. Tap below to see if yours is one of them.

  • Requirements vary depending on whether you’re driving a car or a moped or you’re cycling. When you sign up to be a courier, you’ll be prompted about which documents are required based on your chosen mode of transportation. Couriers in the UK must also pass a background screening. See above for courier account requirements.

Top cities in the UK to earn delivering with Uber

These are just some of the places with the most requests for couriers to deliver food on the Uber platform. Check your Uber Eats app for availability.

Deliver your way in the app

The information provided on this web page is intended for informational purposes only and may not be applicable in your country, region or city. It is subject to change and may be updated without notice.