Becoming a self-employed private hire driver in Renfrewshire is much easier to achieve, and more rewarding than you thought. The minimum requirement is 21 years of age and have held a driving licence for 1 year.
Our fleet consists of over 500 drivers who have joined our company with their own vehicle, or we have assisted them in finding a vehicle to rent. There are a number of private hire taxi vehicle owners who will agree a full time lease for a weekly fee. Meaning, all you would need is a Private Hire Driver badge, from Renfrewshire Council which costs only £49 for the first year (download here).
As a new driver with Renfrewshire Cab Co, you will be supplied with a dual sim-card phone with internet access, allowing you to connect to our state of the art booking system. All we require is a £50 equipment deposit and your 20-30 minute training will be provided. Deposits are returnable after 1 week notice if you choose to leave.
Now that you have collected your phone and been shown how it operates, you are free to log on to our system and work whichever areas and whatever times you desire. We do not force you to work certain areas or times – that is entirely up to you!
Our control room operates 24/7, 365 days per year to provide the public and our drivers an unrivalled service. We handle approximately 50,000 bookings per week, which equates to almost 3 million jobs per year.
The rental to Renfrewshire Cab Co is £115 per week, for full time / unrestricted access.
Our driver earnings are not capped in anyway, meaning there are many success stories where a driver earning very little at a smaller firm joins Renfrewshire Cab Co and instantly doubles his earnings.
If you are interested in working in our control room as an operator/Dispatcher, please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as possible.