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.
Here's what you need in order to sign up for a driver or courier account
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.
Driving with Uber in the UK
Get a licence in your city
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Top questions from drivers
- How does driving with Uber compare with other driver opportunities?
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.
- Can I choose when I want to drive with Uber?
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.
- I’m a little nervous about taking my first trip. How can I get help?
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.
- What will my riders expect me to do?
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.
- After I’ve taken a trip, how can I find out how much I’ll earn?
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.
- Do I need to buy my own insurance?
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.
- Is Uber safe?
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.
- I am looking for full-time or part-time driver jobs near me. If I choose to use Uber instead, how do I know if the app is available in my city?
- What are the requirements to drive for Uber in the United Kingdom?
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.
- Do I need my own car?
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.
- What is Partner Protection Insurance with AXA?
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.