UBER is looking to recruit 400 drivers after demand has soared in the city since before the pandemic.

The lift service is recruiting as part of a nationwide drive to sign up 20,000 new drivers to meet the country’s rising demands for Uber rides.

Demand has risen by 20 percent compared to before the pandemic, with the company stating drivers will earn at least the National Living Wage, as well as holiday pay and an automatic pension scheme.

Ash Kebriti, general manager for Uber in the UK and Ireland said demand has “soared”.

He said: “As the UK has opened up, demand for Uber rides has soared, meaning that we need more drivers on the road.

The Argus: Demand has increased by 20% in Brighton.Demand has increased by 20% in Brighton.

“In Brighton we’ve seen a 20% increase in demand since before the lockdown as people go back to work, restaurants and bars.

“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.”

The American company came under fire last year after a High Court ruling stated that drivers would be treated as workers rather than contractors. The ruling meant that drivers would be entitled to workers’ rights such as holiday pay.

Those looking to apply to become an Uber driver can apply on their website.