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Flexible driving opportunities with Uber in the United Kingdom

Looking for full-time or part-time driver jobs in the UK? Instead, give the Uber app a try. Unlock the opportunity to earn flexibly, receive unique worker benefits and earn while driving when you want, on the Uber platform

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Minimum earnings guaranteed

A guarantee to earn at least the National Living Wage while you’re on Uber trips. This is a minimum amount, not a maximum, and you will continue to have the opportunity to earn more.

Receive Holiday Pay while you drive

Drivers receive holiday pay. You will get paid an additional 12.07% of your earnings, paid each week, making it easier to plan some much-needed downtime with family and friends.

Save for your future

You will have access to a pension plan that will include contributions from you and Uber, helping you plan ahead and build a nest egg for the future.

Get access to sickness cover or a New Parent Payment

With our AXA insurance scheme, you have protection from the financial cost of life-changing events with insurance from AXA. Now events like injury, sickness or having a baby don’t have to mean financial stress.

Learn new skills every day

Through our partnership with The Open University, you can get access to over 900 free courses, ranging from business management to astrophysics, for yourself or a family member.

The benefits described here as available Only on Uber are in comparison with the three other largest app-based private hire operators in London (based on estimated trip numbers). Eligibility criteria apply.

An alternative to traditional driving jobs in the UK

Driving with Uber offers a flexible earning opportunity. It’s a great alternative to full-time driver jobs, part-time driver jobs, or other part-time gigs, temp jobs, or seasonal employment. Or maybe you’re already using other rideshare apps and want to supplement your income by becoming a driver using the Uber platform.

Drivers who use the Uber app come from all backgrounds and industries, setting their own schedule to make work fit into their lives, not the other way around.

Uber offers an alternative to traditional driver jobs in major cities in the United Kingdom, including London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow – plus hundreds of other cities of all sizes across the country.

Why use the Uber app to earn?

Set your own hours

Some driving opportunities can mean long hours and rigid schedules. If you sign up for a driver account with the Uber app in the United Kingdom, you decide when and how often you drive.

Get your earnings fast

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

Get support at every turn

If you have questions, you can reach us at any time online or in the app. Ask about background checks, weekly promotions, how to get your earnings, and much more.

Here's what you need in order to sign up for a driver or courier account

  • Sign up online

    Just tell us which city you'd like to drive in and the type of licence you have. We'll email you with your next steps.

  • Check driving requirements

    All kinds of people are eligible to drive with Uber. Here’s what you need to know if you’re driving in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Portsmouth, Southampton, Edinburgh and more.

  • Get a vehicle

    You can sign up even if you don't have a car that meets the vehicle requirements in UK right now.

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Driving with Uber in the UK

Get a licence in your city

To drive with Uber in the UK, you'll need to get a licence. Learn how to get a licence with our free Ignition Programme, where we'll help you every step of the way.

Already got a licence?

If you have a licence, you'll also need a few other documents to drive with Uber. And if you don't have an eligible vehicle, we can help you get one.

Driver extras

What we do for you in the UK

Get support

Let’s make every Uber trip hassle-free. Our support pages can help you set up your account, get started with the app, adjust fares, and much more.

Contact us

Got questions? Get answers. Enjoy personal support at an Uber Greenlight Hub in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Portsmouth, Southampton, Edinburgh and more.

Drive safely

The Uber app is full of features that help you stay safe and confident before, during and after every trip. And if you need help, Uber gives you 24/7 support.

The Driver app

Easy to use and reliable, the app was built for drivers, with drivers. It shows you everything you need to know to sign up for a driver account with Uber.

Top questions from drivers

  • Different driving jobs offer different opportunities. Some driving jobs have strict hours and rigid schedules. With Uber, you can set your own schedule. It all depends on whether you want a traditional full-time or part-time driver job, or if you would like the flexibility to work independently and whenever you choose.

  • Your schedule is up to you. With Uber, you can earn from driving when you want and manage your own schedule. Whether you choose to drive throughout the week or just when you need extra money, Uber is a great way to be your own boss.

  • When you’re ready to sign up for a driver account with Uber, you’ll be able to take a simulated trip in the app. Before you start driving, you can learn the app basics with our step-by-step guide. It will let you interact with the app in test mode, from accepting a trip request to dropping off your rider, and every step in between.

  • As a driver using Uber, you’ll have plenty of resources to help you understand how to use the app. When you sign up for a driver account with Uber, you’ll also have access to information and tips about where to meet your riders and how to call or message them in the Uber app if necessary.

  • Getting paid while driving is a large part of the reason you looked for an alternative to a full-time or part-time driving job, and decided to use the Uber app to earn flexibly. So we make it as easy as possible to track your earnings from riders. Whether you’re driving or not, the app offers helpful tools. A monetary amount at the top of your screen will show your earnings. Look in the app to for more information about your real-time totals and details.

  • You need your own insurance to sign up to drive with Uber. We know that finding private hire insurance can be complicated, but without it, you won’t be able to get a Private Hire Vehicle Licence and drive with Uber. You can find more information here on the different insurance products available to you.

  • Your safety matters to us. Uber has a global Safety team dedicated to doing our part to help prevent incidents on the Uber app. Learn more about the safety features in the app, as well as safeguards such as GPS tracking and phone anonymisation, by visiting the link below.

  • Uber is available in over 10,000 cities worldwide. Tap below to see if yours is one of them.

  • When you sign up for a driver account with Uber, you must meet the minimum age to drive in your city, have an eligible mode of transportation, and submit required documents, including a private hire licence from a council that Uber is licensed by, as well as a valid driving licence. Drivers must also pass an enhanced background screening and have at least one year of driving experience with a licence.

  • You can sign up to drive with Uber, even if you don’t have a car right now. If you’re looking for a car we can help provide you with information so you find a vehicle that’s right for you. In the meantime, we’ll give you access to information about rental and leasing deals through our sister company, Partner Point. Their website is filled with deals on rental and financing options that you can’t find anywhere else.

  • Partner Protection is an insurance programme from AXA that helps to protect you from the financial cost of accidents or other life-changing events like serious injury/sickness or having a baby. It is provided at no cost to all eligible drivers.

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