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Uber to create 3,200 more drivers in Greater Manchester, The Manc

Uber to create 3,200 more drivers in Greater Manchester

The recruitment drive is part of a national effort to sign up a further 20,000 drivers across the UK.

Uber is launching a huge recruitment drive to hire 3,200 more drivers across Greater Manchester as demand soars.

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Since the country has opened back up and the hustle and bustle of city life has returned to Manchester once again post pandemic, trips through the Uber app have grown by 15% compared to before March 2020.

The recruitment drive is part of a national effort to sign up a further 20,000 drivers as demand continues to ramp up following lockdown.

All Uber drivers are entitled to at least the National Living Wage – but can earn more.

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Uber said that all its UK-based drivers receive holiday pay, are automatically enrolled into a pension scheme, receive parental leave payments, sickness and injury cover, and occupational accident cover.

They’re also entitled to a whole host of other benefits.

Uber to create 3,200 more drivers in Greater Manchester, The Manc
The recruitment drive is part of a national effort to sign up a further 20,000 drivers. / Credit: Unsplash (Dan Gold)

Every Uber driver in the UK is also entitled to be represented by the GMB, the ride-hailing company added.

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Speaking on the new recruitment drive, Ash Kebriti – General Manager at Uber UK and Ireland – said: “As the UK has opened up, demand for Uber rides has soared, meaning that we need more drivers on the road.

“In Manchester, we’ve seen a 15% increase in demand since before the lockdown as people go back to work, restaurants and bars [so] there’s not been a better time to sign up, especially as we’re the only operator to provide all drivers with holiday pay and, where eligible, enrolment in a pension scheme.”

Fancy it then? If you’re interested in learning more about becoming an Uber driver, or are keen to stick an application in, you can do so via the Uber website.

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