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Driving Examiner

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A driving examiner carries out driving tests, to assess whether candidates can drive well enough to get a full driving licence. Driving examiners may do tests for driving cars or large goods vehicles, or riding motorcycles.

The Work

When carrying out a driving test for a car licence you would:

Pay

The DVSA is part of the Civil Service. Driving examiners are on the EO pay scale. The current starting salary is £24,876 a year, with allowances of up to £4,000 in some areas, rising to over £25,500 with more experience.

Conditions

Employment Status UK %

Past Unemployment
Scotland


Year Unemployed

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Getting In

Driving examiners work for the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) who have 400 test centres across the UK.

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

With experience you may be able to progress to senior driving examiner or supervising examiner of a test centre.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
Tel: 0300 200 1122
Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/driver-and-vehicle-standards-agency

The DVSA replaced the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) in April 2014. Its aim is to promote road safety through improving driving standards, testing drivers, motorcyclists and driving instructors, maintaining the registers of Approved Driving Instructors and Large Goods Vehicle Instructors and supervising training for learner motorcyclists.

People 1st - Careers That Move
Website: http://www.careersthatmove.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.people1st.co.uk/
Twitter: @p1stgroup

People 1st is the Sector Skills Council for the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries. Careers That Move is in association with People 1st and the UKSP. It is the careers website for passenger transport and travel.

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