Driving examiner recruitment update

DVSA is targeting candidates in London and the south east, East England and the East Midlands, south and south west England, Manchester and Cardiff.


DVSA is continuing its drive to recruit more than 300 car driving examiners to reduce driving test waiting times. The next phase of the programme is a targeted campaign to recruit 109 candidates in five specific areas.

The areas are:

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

In phase one of the campaign, 78 recruits started training or have training booked, and DVSA is expecting the first tranche to be carrying out driving tests from early August. The agency has also made job offers to 119 candidates and invited them to take part in training as soon as possible.

If you’re interested in applying, DVSA says these roles can offer part-time flexible working hours, including evening and weekend working opportunities. Click here to find out more about the driving examiner roles and how to apply. Deadline for applications is 11.55pm on Monday 26 July.

DVSA is 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.

1 thought on “Driving examiner recruitment update”

  1. Eric .A. Johnson

    The shortage of test availability in my area is causing big problems for, particularly the parents of students living in areas such a Chew Valley, Radstock ,Wells and surrounding areas.
    Imagine your child tops 17 yrs old and begins to take lessons for driving with an instructor, after a period of time you say to the instructor “when will I be able to safely go and supplement the lessons in order to get my childs. independence as soon as possible.
    In my area we no longer have a local test centre Bath test centre was closed years ago , we are forced to use Bristol- Kingswood- Avonmouth-Central/ temporary… Weston-super-Mare, Chippenham, Yovil, Trowbridge being the closest but almost impossible to find a test .
    I personally took a student to Avonmouth last week from Radstock as a familiarisation exercise.
    Total mileage 139 miles one lesson… if every instructor in this area is doing similar, How Green is that!

    Many instructors travelling to a central hub may seem like a good idea.
    One examiner or a car full of examiners coming to a centre closer to us is more effective , less fuel for the country use age and looking at the cost overall of wear and tear a massive saving for many over the few.

    Regards Eric Johnson 335838

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