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Start your Whiteside Taxi career today…

We are now recruiting smartly presented and self-motivated individuals to join our busy fleet in the Blackpool and Fylde boroughs. Positions are available for drivers who currently hold either a Fylde Borough Hackney and/or Private Hire Badge or a Blackpool Council Private Hire Badge. If you don’t currently have a ‘Taxi’ Badge we can provide you with a starter pack with all the information needed. Simply come into our office or call us on 01253 978 386 and we will send you a pack.

New drivers

When you first get your Taxi badge we advise that you start driving one of our company owned vehicles. This will allow you to get a feel for the job, learn the areas and understand the way in which the Taxi business works. You’ll need to be over 26 and hold a valid UK driving licence for 2 years (3 years if you intend to get a Blackpool Private Hire badge). You will have a basic knowledge of Lytham St Annes and Blackpool’s main roads and show a willingness to provide great service – the rest we can teach you!

Your own business

Whether you start driving for the company, or join from another company, Whiteside Taxis is the right place to develop and grow your own business. With thousands of bookings taken every day you can earn more with us.

Get started today!

Make that change now; make a difference that benefits you! Call Stuart or Daniel now on 01253 978 386 or email daniel@whitesidetaxis.co.uk.

Driver Packs

These packs contain all necessary documents along with a comprehensive list of all questions and answers.

Get your pack by calling in to our office at The Station Yard, St. Andrews Road North, St. Annes, FY8 2JE (next to the train station).

Become a Taxi Driver

You will need a Private Hire or Hackney licence issued by Fylde Borough Council to drive on our Fylde fleet or a Private Hire Licence issued by Blackpool Council to drive on our Blackpool fleet. We have put together this page to help you get started as we appreciate the process can be daunting to some. Remember, a job with Whiteside Taxis is guaranteed after the process.

Fylde Council/Blackpool Council Process

Taxi and Private Hire licences are only issued by the Council after the driver has been checked to ensure that the individual:

  • Has a valid driving licence
  • Is a fit and proper person
  • Understands the relevant law

All licenced drivers must wear an identification badge, which includes a photograph of the bearer.

To follow up on an existing enquiry you MUST contact either Fylde Borough Council or Blackpool Council (whichever council you made the application to). We can not follow up enquiries on your behalf.

We can not advise on what effect, if any, previous convictions may have on your application. You should speak with the licencing teams at either Fylde Borough Council or Blackpool Council about matters of these nature.

Council Contact Details

Fylde Borough Council

Licensing TeamBy Phone: 01253 658658
Fylde Council By Fax: 01253 713113
St Annes Town HallBy E-mail: licensing@fylde.gov.uk

Lytham St Annes



Blackpool Council

Licencing TeamBy Phone: 01253 478570/01253 478343

Blackpool Council

Municipal Buildings

Corporation Street



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