Working for Uber

Working for Uber may be something you are considering. After all, this is a great way to make some extra cash or to boost your job opportunities as a private hire driver. But, what should you expect when working for this company? Read on to find out everything you need to know, from applying to work for them to Uber driver insurance or private hire insurance.

What are the benefits of working for Uber?

 There are numerous benefits associated with working for Uber, which happens to be one of the fastest ever growing companies. These benefits include:

  • Job flexibility
  • Being your own boss
  • Meeting new people
  • Uber partner driver discounts
  • Increase your workload

Driving for Uber

 Now that you are aware of the benefits associated with driving for Uber, let’s take a look at how you go about doing so.

Firstly, you will need a private hire licence from a council. Make sure Uber has a licence that has been granted in question. If a private hire licence is something you don’t have, Uber promises to help you get established. You will also need private hire taxi insurance to operate the vehicle once you get the licence.

You will also need to meet Uber’s minimum requirements, which means that you have a UK driver’s licence, which is valid, and that you are at least 21-years-old. There may also be requirements regarding your level experience when it comes to driving. This actually depends on the city you are based in.

There are also requirements with regards to the vehicle you drive. It needs to be at least 2008 or newer. You can use a rental car, and this is something Uber can assist with if you have not got a car already.

Getting started

 If you want to drive for Uber, getting started is really easy. All you need to do is head to their website where you can sign up with the city you wish to drive in, as well as the type of licence you have. Once you have done this, Uber will email you to inform you of the next steps you need to take.

How much will you earn?

 Last but not least, you will have to pay a service fee to Uber, which is 25 per cent if you have signed up after April 24th 2016, or 20 per cent if you signed up beforehand. But don’t forget to factor in your costs as well, as you will need to cover the likes of petrol or diesel, as well as Uber Driver insurance.


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