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Yellow Cars Needs You

When you become a driver with Yellow Cars, you will be joining Walsall’s largest and most professional private hire operator and a market leading company with over 20 years experience. You will join in our commitment to deliver an outstanding customer service throughout the West Midlands and beyond. With over 50 account clients and access to Walsall’s largest lucrative circuit, you can be assured that there will always be work when you want it. At Yellow Cars we believe that hard work deserves rewards and you will attain higher income than some of our much smaller competitors offer. We receive over 30,000 telephone calls per week. You will receive the best training available from our in-house driver training team and will be provided with everything you could possibly need for a long and prosperous career with Yellow Cars.

Why drive for Yellow Cars?

£300 rent per week to drive a company car open shift (the vehicle is available to you 24 hours a day)

£200 rent per week to drive a company car (day or night shift)

£70.00 rent per Week for your own car (drivers with their own car which have been approved by Walsall council)

£60.00 rent per week for your own minibuses/executive car (drivers with their own car which have been approved by Walsall council)

Lots of cash & account work

Lots of airport transfers

Easy to use computer system

Free Tom Tom and fare meter when you join

Earn Minimum of £300 per week after expenses, working 6 full shifts per week (this is the basic that all new drivers hit some of the more experienced drivers take home double this figure)

Full training given, Yellow Cars has its own in house 12 week disability awareness programme and driver training manual.

All new drivers are given a free uniform

Long term stability

You will work for a company that was voted the second best in the UK in the taxi industry (

Lots of new contracts coming. So join us and work with a company that appreciates you!

Yellow Cars is a growing brand with over 300% growth in the last 12 months, join a team where every one works in unity, where you will be appreciated and more than anything join a winning team.

New Driver Training (I don’t have a taxi license or private hire badge)

Yellow Cars will help you step by step to get your licence. Here is what is involved

To become a Walsall taxi driver/private hire driver you have to:

  • Present both parts of your DVLA license to the Licensing Unit. To make an application you must have held a full UK Driving license for a minimum of two years. You will then be given an Assessment Booking Slip advising you to book an initial online assessment with Walsall Adult Community College. The assessment will consist of reading; listening and maths test (£5.00)
  • Obtain a medical report declaring that you are fit to drive private hire / hackney carriage vehicles from your registered GP (fee to be paid directly to GP). A blank medical report will be given to you by the Licensing Unit when you provide proof of successful completion of your online assessment.
  • Submit an application form, Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure (CRB) and DVLA mandate (£102)
  • Successfully complete the Driver Training Course and Examination, covering Road Safety, Highway Code, Disability Awareness and Licensing Conditions (£25)
  • Produce a Private Hire Practical Driving Test pass certificate issued by the Driving Standards Agency (£79.66 for a weekday test; £96 for a weekend test to be paid by DSA)
  • Following the successful completion of the above, you will be issued with a Private Hire driver license (£70 for the 12 months). If you wish to obtain a Hackney Carriage driver license, you will need to complete an additional knowledge test (£25).

Please note that if you have any motoring or criminal convictions, you may be required to go before the Licensing Sub-Committee before you can book a place on the Driver Training Course.

If you require any further information, please ask to a Licensing Officer or contact:

Licensing Unit

Civic Centre

Darwall Street



Tel: 01922653050

Once qualified you will be a self employed driver, sub contracting to Yellow Cars.

You can work any hours you want and enjoy high earnings.

Interested? Call our Driver Recruitment team on 0121 526 7000

I all ready have a Walsall Badge but no car, what do I do next?

We have two options available, if you are over 25 years old, clean licence and you have not had a fault accident in the past five years then you will be able to rent a vehicle off Yellow Cars, the second option, we can help you secure finance and buy your own vehicle. Please call our friendly driver recruitment team on 0121 526 7000, 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday.

I have a Walsall badge and Walsall plated car what do I do next?

You can normally start straight away as long as all your documentation is in order. Please call our friendly driver recruitment team on 0121 526 7000, 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday.


Do I need my own vehicle?

No. Yellow Cars will rent you a licensed vehicle ready to work. Alternatively you can purchase your own vehicle, Yellow Cars will give you advice and support on what to buy.

Do I need experience?

You do not necessarily need experience of driving a private hire vehicle. If you are enthusiastic, reliable, and speak good English, you are welcome to apply to become a Yellow Cars driver. You will need a Public Carriage or private hire badge in order to work for Yellow Cars.

What training will I receive?

Yellow Cars will enroll you on to their driver training program which is 7 days long this will give you all the skills you need to do your job correctly. The right candidates will be enrolled into our in house disability awareness program which is a detailed 12 week program.

How much will I earn?

The answer to this question is completely in your own hands. Naturally, the more journeys you complete, the more money you will receive. On average driver’s work approximately 55 hours per week and, depending on when they work, the average take home pay after expenses would normally be £350 to £400.

Will I be paid cash for every journey?

There are two types of booking at Yellow Cars. Our priority service is account based bookings. For these journeys, you will not receive cash from the client, but you will be paid weekly, by cheque, directly into your bank account or it will be deducted from the rent of the vehicle.

Secondly, there are cash bookings. For these journeys, the passenger will pay you directly, in cash, when you have completed the journey.

Will I be self-employed?

Yes. All Yellow Cars drivers are self-employed and sub contract to Yellow Cars.

Do I pay for my own fuel?

Yes. It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that his/her vehicle always contains enough fuel to complete each journey.

What Equipment will I have in my Car?

All our vehicles have the latest in-car data systems with a built in tom tom and metering system. We also have facilities like ring-back and text back built in to let customers know when you arrive.

What do I need to become a driver?

Before starting work with Yellow Cars, you will need to provide us with, a full clean driving license and 2 forms of identification clearly showing your current address, your badge, badge letter of approval from Walsall council, CRB form, if you’re driving your own vehicle we will need all the above and mot certificate, insurance, vehicle letter of approval from Walsall council. If you’re renting a vehicle from us you will need to be over the age of 25 (due to insurance restrictions) and have no fault accidents on record for the last five years.

When can I start?

If you are already licensed by Walsall Council as a private hire driver / taxi driver then you can normally start straight away.

If you require the full training then it could be up to three months by the time all the training is finished.

Please call our friendly driver recruitment team on 0121 526 7000 or 07866371335 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday or email us on