Frequently asked questions
Who are Parker Car Service?
Parker Car Service is London's largest independant private hire operator. Established in 1989, we have been providing services to London and it's surrounding areas for over 30 years. We have grown from being a one man operation in Hampton to working with over 600 professional drivers who are fully backed by a team of 100 support staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Our services range from a smart minicab to luxury chauffeur services to wheelchair accessible vehicles to 16 seat minibuses. You can be assured that at Parkers, we do everything possible to ensure that you love your journey.
Where are you located and where is your work based?
Our head office is in Isleworth, London.
Our main operating area sits mostly within the M25. We cover most of Greater London and Surrey which is where most of our drivers are based.
What do I need to become a driver with Parkers?
To become a driver with us, you must have a driving license and be fully licensed by TFL with a PCO license. You must be a UK resident with a national insurance number.
Aside from the basics, we only want to work with professional drivers who have a focus on customer service and providing the best experience possible to every client!
What is your recruitment process?
It's simple really!
apply to become a driver with us, we will first invite you to meet with us to discuss the role and answer any questions you may have. We will record your details and there is a short assessment for you to complete.
When you've made the (right) decision to work with us, we will invite you to an induction day where you'll meet your new colleagues and we'll provide all training needed and openly discuss everything you need to know about us. On this day, we'll get you all set up to start and you'll be able to accept jobs as soon as you're done.
How do I get paid?
For account and credit/debit card jobs, you are paid weekly directly into your bank account.
For cash jobs, you are paid directly at the end of each journey.
Am I self-employed?
Yes, all drivers who choose to work with us are self-employed.