What do I need to get started as a Taxi Driver?

You will need a Sunderland Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Driving Licence to start work, to obtain a licence the following is required:

  • Full DVLA driving licence for one year
  • Be over the age of 21
  • Pass a Sunderland knowledge/locality test
  • Be able to pass a medical
  • Pass a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

You can join our fleet with your own hackney carriage or private hire vehicle, alternatively we can help source one for you to rent.

Is further guidance available?

Yes. We are currently working with Sunderland College’s Taxi Driver Academy to provide a unique opportunity for anyone that wants to become a Taxi Driver. This course includes a qualification, funding, and support to get you through the licensing process. Please call 0191 511 6000.

For more information or to apply

Call us

Have a chat with our friendly recruitment team who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

0191 516 5076

Hackney or Private Hire

What is the difference between a hackney carriage and private hire?

Find out more

Request an information guide

Download our step by step how to get started as a taxi driver information pack and learn more about the process to get you on the road as a driver with Station Taxis.

Download our Guide to Becoming a Taxi Driver