Become a Sherbets Minicabs Driver
Yes. All Sherbets Minicabs drivers are classed as self-employed.
Yes, however, we can provide a reliable vehicle supplier. Sherbets Minicabs can orchestrate the rental of a suitable vehicle for you, which you can also make use of in your private life, for the duration of your service with our company.
You do not necessarily require experience of driving a private hire vehicle. If you are ambitious, dependable, have a good awareness of Kent and South East London, and can speak good English, we are happy to consider your application to become a Sherbets Minicabs driver. You will, however, require a Transport for London private hire licence (previously acknowledged as a PCO licence) to work for Sherbets Minicabs.
Loose knowledge of roads and map reading is helpful in this industry, as a sat nav will only take you so far, in our experience.
Sherbets Minicabs has a driver training team who will ensure that you have the information and training you need. You will be adequately supported by your team manager throughout your time with Sherbets Minicabs.
Sherbets Minicabs charges a weekly rent payment based on the number of shifts worked. These charges are ordinarily set every two to three years. Please call to get the current prices.
To qualify for a PHV licence, your vehicle has to satisfy the following age criteria:
- All new vehicles, or vehicles new to licensing, must be no older than five years.
- Vehicles that are already licensed must be no older than 10 years at the time of licensing.
- From 1st January 2018, all PHVs licensed for the first time must have a Euro 6 petrol or diesel engine, or a Euro 4 petrol-hybrid engine in order to meet the new emission requirements.
Please note that there are certain exemptions from the criteria listed above.
You need to make a booking to have your vehicle inspected. When you take your vehicle in, you will need to present the following original documents:
- Existing PHV Vehicle Licence (If Applicable)
- V5c DVLA Vehicle Registration Certificate
- Insurance Documents
- MOT Certificate Dispensed within the Last 14 Days
- Vehicle Modification Documents
- All Other Relevant Documentation Relating to the Vehicle, Where Appropriate, Such as Voluntary Individual Vehicle Approval (VIVA)