Addison Lee to recruit 1,000 new drivers in London

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Private taxi giant Addison Lee is to recruit 1,000 drivers in London amid growing demand for its services as the capital recovers from the virus crisis.

The company said it is offering drivers a “market-leading” package, with a guarantee of £5,000 for the first month of employment, a pension and holiday pay.

Between August and September, Addison Lee said its passenger car journeys in London increased by more than 40%, and the company expects to see continued growth throughout the Christmas period.

Chief executive Liam Griffin said: “Throughout the pandemic, we have put drivers first, and as London recovers, we’re delighted to be able to grow the driver community with market-leading rates of pay and benefits.

“It’s encouraging to see London reopening and the city coming back to life. Drivers will have a huge role to play in helping people getting around the city as safely and reliably as possible.

“Our latest recruitment drive is designed to ensure we continue to support existing drivers and meet future demand.”

The news follows Addison Lee’s announcement last month to transition its standard fleet to fully electric by 2023.

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