DVSA Update: Next phase of national car driving examiner recruitment campaign

DVSA Update: Next phase of national car driving examiner recruitment campaign

Dear Colleagues,
Please see the latest DVSA update below:

Next phase of national car driving examiner recruitment campaign

We are recruiting more car driving examiners across Great Britain to help reduce driving test waiting times.

Meeting the demand for tests

As you are aware, the high demand for car driving tests due to the pandemic continues, which is impacting on waiting times.

We have reached our next phase to recruit more driving examiners across Great Britain to meet our overall aim of recruiting more than 300 additional examiners.

This will allow us to increase testing further to help reduce waiting times and the backlog.

Speeding up our training programme

We train new recruits in batches to give them the dedicated support they need to prepare them for the examiner role.

We need to balance training new recruits with tackling the test backlog as many of our trainers also support driving test examination.

Since the autumn, we have more trainers on board and part of the training course is now online so we can get more new recruits trained up and ready to take tests.

Our regional training sites are working well, making training more convenient and accessible for new recruits.

Attracting a broader range of recruits

We’re keen to attract driving examiners from all walks of life to make sure we are representing the society which we serve.

It’s a common misconception that we’re only looking for full-time applicants prepared to work Monday to Friday.

These roles can offer part-time flexible working hours, including evening and weekend working opportunities. New entrants are coming in on flexible working patterns where they work 5 in 7 days.

Find out about Kelly Swift’s experience of starting as a car driving examiner in Weston-super-Mare in June.

How to apply

Full details about the examiner vacancies and how to apply are on our dedicated driving examiner recruitment website.

Deadline for applications is 11.55pm on Tuesday 30 November.

We’re also holding driving test centre open days to discuss these specific vacancies along with online sessions.