Next phase of national car driving examiner recruitment campaign

Dear Colleagues,

Please see below the latest update from the DVSA:

We’re launching the next phase of our national recruitment campaign to recruit over 300 car driving examiners to reduce driving test waiting times.

Progress so far

78 recruits have started training or have training booked, and we’re expecting the first tranche to be carrying out driving tests from early August.

We’ve also made job offers to 119 candidates and have invited them to take part in training as soon as possible.

To help speed up the training programme, make it easier to access and safeguard it from COVID restrictions, we have:

  • created regional training sites
  • increased our internal training resource
  • made parts of the training course online

We are currently training more trainers with the aim of increasing training capacity in the autumn.

Next phase

We still have areas where we need more examiners.

We’re starting a targeted recruitment campaign to recruit 109 candidates in these areas:

  • London and South-East England
  • East England and the East Midlands
  • South and South-West England
  • Manchester area
  • Wales – Cardiff

These roles can offer part-time flexible working hours, including evening and weekend working opportunities.

Find out more about the driving examiner roles and how to apply.

Deadline for applications is 11.55pm on Monday 26 July.

We’re also holding open days in the London area, Cambridge and Leighton Buzzard to discuss these specific vacancies along with online sessions on all examiner vacancies.

You can book a place on the open days via the attachments at the bottom of the London area post and Cambridge and Leighton Buzzard post.

Details of the online sessions are in the job posts.

More information

Check GOV.UK for the latest about:


Yours sincerely


Peter J Harvey MBE

National Chairman


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