2016-11-29 Posted in Sky Airport Transfer, Taxi Licence
There is a large demand for taxi services in Luton which means that there is a great level of demand for taxi drivers. We know that many people are looking for a role that is flexible while offering them the chance to earn good income. If you are looking for a position that meets your needs while allowing you to be part of a great team, we are here to provide you with information on how to get a taxi licence in Luton.
At Sky Airport Transfers, we are always on the lookout for great drivers who can add to our team and who are looking to make a big impact on the local community. We provide an affordable and reliable service in and around Luton, including airport transfers. All of our drivers have to hold a licence and we are here to help you if you are interested in learning how to get a taxi licence in Luton.
You need to be eligible to work in the United Kingdom
First of all, if you are looking to obtain a taxi licence to operate in Luton, you need to be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. You may be required to provide documentary evidence of your eligibility to work in the country so if you are applying for a taxi licence, please have this evidence available.
You will also have to obtain a DBS Certificate, and to obtain one of these you need to apply to Personnel Checks. The Personnel Checks website has a page for Luton applicants - www.personnelchecks.co.uk/taxis/luton - and this page will provide you with more information about what you need to do in order to obtain your DBS Certificate. You need to have a DBS Certificate in order to submit an application to obtain a licence.
As of the 1st of October of 2015, a private hire driver licence is issued for a three year period. If you would prefer to apply for a licence covering a lesser period of time, you must make a special request in writing when you apply. There are circumstances after a licence application has been approved where a licence will be issues for a lesser period, with an example of this situation being where the applicant is able to provide evidence of a medical complaint or issue that means a lesser period of time is the best option.
You can apply for your licence online
It is possible to apply for a Luton taxi driver licence online, which has streamlined the process and made it easier for many applicants to complete their application. Anything which makes it easier for drivers to complete the application and obtain the licence they need to ensure they can drive is worth pursuing.
While there are a number of legislative requirements for a driver to obtain their licence, it should go without saying that an applicant should hold a full drivers licence. This is mandatory for holding a taxi drivers licence so if you are looking to drive for us, or any other taxi company, please make sure that you can verify that you are able to drive.
Information and documents required to conclude the licencing process include:
- The completed application form
- A medical form which should be completed by your doctor
- A DVLA mandate form
- An enhanced DBS Certificate which should have been issued within the last 3 months
- A pass certificate for the Knowledge Test, which has been issued by Luton Borough Council
- Your original DVLA driving licence which shows your full name
Make sure that you have all of these documents to hand before you apply for your licence as a failure to do so may delay your application or result in your application being refused. The application process shouldn't take too long but you will speed up the process if you have everything you need to hand when you begin the application process.
All of the leading Luton Airport taxis are reliant on good quality drivers and Sky Airport Transfers are no different. We are looking for skilled, qualified and competent drivers to join our team, which means we are always on the lookout for drivers who are looking to obtain their licence.