Uber Perks For London Drivers--Health And Education Benefits

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Uber likes to offer incentives to increase productivity, and they have numerous ways of doing this. Apart from the driving based incentives, Uber offers supplementary incentives that include:

Health and injury coverage with IPSE membership

Uber has partnered with the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE). This UK based organization states in its mission statement that “IPSE’s mission is to represent and promote the interests of the UK’s self-employed population.” It also claims that it represents over 68,000 members, so it is quite an impressive operation.

Uber will subsidize the IPSE fee, and drivers will only need to pay £2 per week (£104 per annum) for the IPSE Protect membership.

IPSE Protect membership provides the following features: (comparison chart)

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Education through Future Learn

Uber has partnered with the UK Open Universities “Future Learn” initiative that provides online courses for people to improve their education and enable them to reach a degree through online courses. This is particularly suitable for Uber drivers that have time to spare between rides, as well as using it at home.

Future Learn has handled over 7.2 million students and is partnered with leading UK universities as well as universities from other countries.

As an Uber driver, you can sign up to learn for free, and after you complete your 500th trip, Uber will pay for the Certificate of Achievement at the end of the course.

Future Learn provides the following degrees:

Graduate Certificate

  • Cyber Security

  • Development and Humanitarian Action

  • Diabetes Education

  • Information Technology

  • Professional Practice: Information Technology

  • Professional Practice: Leadership

  • Property and Real Estate

Graduate Diploma

· Cyber Security

· Development and Humanitarian Action

Master’s degree

  • Cyber Security

  • Development and Humanitarian Action

  • Nursing

  • Professional Practice: Information Technology

  • Professional Practice: Leadership

Future Learn also provides programs that offer specific courses with an end of the course certification, these programs can be used to add up points for a degree, or just used to enrich your education as well as offer an added profession to your resume.

The programs are:

Business and Finance Fundamentals, 8 courses
You will learn business and finance skills. Earn 30 credits towards a Business Management BA, with this flexible program of online courses from The Open University Business School.

Business Fundamentals, 4 courses
Increase your knowledge in communication, networking, relationship building and project management skills.

Causes of Human Disease, 5 courses
You will learn what causes human disease. Earn 10 credits from the University of Leeds.

Discovering Science, 5 courses
You can learn everyday chemistry. Earn 10 credits from the University of Leeds.

Environmental Challenges, 5 courses
How human society interacts with the natural world. Earn 10 credits from the University of Leeds.

Exploring Culture and Heritage, 3 courses
Cultural heritage and diversity, how they affect nations, cities, and individuals. European University Institute (EUI)

The Digital Economy, 4 courses
Improve your business, management and marketing skills in the digital economy. Courses that lead towards an MBA. The Open University Business School.

Finance Fundamentals, 4 courses
Study financial planning, budgeting, borrowing and investments courses from The Open University Business School.

Good Brain, Bad Brain. 3 courses
Gain an insight into the key concepts of the human brain. The University of Birmingham.

Inspiring Young People In STEM, 4 courses
Study volunteering skills and STEM activities for young people from STEM Ambassadors. National STEM Learning Centre

STEM Teaching, 3 courses
Master different elements of STEM teaching National STEM Learning Centre

Teaching Practical Science, 3 courses
Improve science lessons for 14-16 year old’s. National STEM Learning Centre

Introducing Robotics, 3 courses
This is an introduction to robotics. Queensland University of Technology.

Spanish for Beginners, 6 courses
Six free online Spanish courses to develop your skills in Spanish at a basic level. The Open University

Italian for Beginners, 6 courses
Six free online Italian courses to develop your skills in Italian at a basic level. The Open University

Management and Leadership, Essentials, 2 courses
Study Chartered Management leadership skills. The Open University Business School and CMI.

Management and Leadership, Personal Development, 2 courses
Study Chartered Management leadership skills with a focus on personal development. The Open University Business

Mergers and Acquisitions, 5 courses
Master M&A from theory to structuring deals, and accounting. New York Institute of Finance

Practical Data Mining, 3 courses
Learn how to perform data mining using the popular Weka workbench. The University of Waikato

Robotic Vision, 3 courses
Build a computer vision system. Queensland University of Technology

Teaching for Success: Practices for English Language Teaching, 3 courses
English language teaching courses. British Council, 12 professional practices from its CPD Framework.

Unleash Your Potential, 3 courses
Introduction to major global challenges and transferable skills. University of Bristol

Using Food as Medicine in Healthcare Practice, 5 courses
Practical skills in the areas of food and nutrition for healthcare professionals. Monash University

Writing in English for University Study, 2 courses
English writing skills for university students. University of Reading

All you need to do after you have signed up to Uber is register for Future Learning and pick a course.

Controlling your Budget with Moneyfarm
One of the biggest issues that a lot of individuals have is how to manage their finances. Its all about the organization, control and knowing how to, and what to invest your hard-earned income.

Moneyfarm is an online investment company that provides individuals with help in structuring their investment portfolio.

I personally don’t abide by these companies. I think it is more important first to learn how to manage your living income. Budgeting your daily needs and saving a portion(if possible). Once you have a savings amount separated, it is best to start with a small savings account in your bank and allowing this money to grow. The moment you reach a significant saving amount, then you should consider using companies such as Moneyfarm.