DVSA to recruit more HGV examiners to combat driver shortage

Aug 18 | 2021

The DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) has announced the launch of a campaign to recruit additional HGV driving examiners in England and Wales in an attempt to reduce the chronic shortage of lorry drivers, currently estimated to be around 100,000.

The DVSA said it is aiming to recruit 40 new examiners drawn from both its current workforce and externally and that it needs the support of all driver trainers to help new recruits get up and running as soon as possible.

The number of vocational driving tests has been increased from 2,000 per week pre-COVID to 3,000 per week, by overtime and switching more staff to testing roles.

The campaign
DVSA is looking for examiners to work from the following locations:

  • East England;
  • North-West England;
  • South England;
  • South-East England;
  • South-West England;
  • West Midlands;
  • North and South Wales.

A full category CE driving licence is essential.

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

Successful applicants will carry out car driving tests for four months after their training and will then move on to vocational tests.

The deadline for applications is 11.55pm on Thursday, 2 September 2021.

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