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Vehicle Examiner

Vehicle examiners in a DVSA vehicle

A vehicle examiner works for the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). They conduct inspections of various motor vehicles, including large goods vehicles, cars and coaches. 

The Work

You could be: 

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on: 

The starting salary for a vehicle examiner is £26,780 plus £2,950 technical payment. If working in London or Aberdeen, you get an extra allowance on top of the basic salary. 

The salary can rise with experience. 

Conditions

Useful Subjects

Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2023
4597
2.4 %
RISE
2028
4709
  United Kingdom
2023
42189
3.9 %
RISE
2028
43822

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What Does it Take?

You need to be: 

You need to have: 

Training

Getting On

You may be able to move into a management role. 

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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.

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