What you need to know about becoming a Driver.

As a driver you will have total flexibility, being able to work whatever hours you want or need. You have the advantage of both, running your own business. And working in and supporting your local community.

To become a driver you will need to make application through Basildon Council for either a Private Hire or Hackney Carriage drivers licence. All drivers and vehicles licensed by Basildon District Council are thoroughly checked.

Drivers are subject to Criminal Record Bureau checks and a test of their knowledge of the Basildon District.

Members of the travelling public place a lot of trust in the driver of the licensed vehicle they get into. Therefore the Council insists on high standards from an applicant for a driver’s licence.

You Must Be:

  • Over 21 years of age and have held a full DVLA driving licence for at least three years.
  • That licence must not have had three or more endorsements on it within the preceding three years.

If you have any questions or would like to apply, either phone us at Value Cars on 01268 525525 or pop into the office, or you could even pop to our Contact Us Page and fill out the form.