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Being a Driving Examiner for DVSA

Thank you for visiting our Driving Examiner page. We are delighted you are considering joining us here at the DVSA. We are proud to play a vital role in making Great Britain’s roads amongst the safest in the world.

We look for competent drivers, committed to road safety who also possess customer service and multi-tasking skills needed in a pressurised environment. Driving Examiners have a calm reassuring persona that will help put learner drivers from all backgrounds at ease during the nerve-wracking experience of the driving test. Your knowledge, skills and judgement will determine if a candidate is ready and safe to take to the road alone.

As Driving Examiners you’ll get to see the smiles and celebrations when you confirm a pass. But you’ll also need a clear, calm manner to explain your decisions and deliver the disappointing news of a failed test.

If you are looking for a new challenge this is a fantastic opportunity to join our team and make a real difference to road safety.

Virtual Events

In this Virtual Event you’ll get the opportunity to learn more from our current Driving Examiners about the role, how to apply and the many benefits of working for DVSA.

Drop-In Sessions

At a Drop-In Session in one of our many UK Driving Test Centres, you’ll get to learn more about the role from one of our current Driving Examiners.

When we recruit, we like to give our candidates support through the recruitment process and to hear more from people in the role. So why not sign up for our Driving Examiner Drop-in Sessions being held in locations across the UK?

If you can’t make one of them, we also offer interactive live Driving Examiner Virtual Events.


Kelly Swift, Driving Examiner

“I was lucky enough to be part of a great group who really came together to support each other through the ups and downs! We had a mixture of backgrounds and skills, which was an advantage as we brought different strengths and weaknesses.”


Working Patterns

DVSA’s Driving Examiners benefit from a working environment that supports a range of flexible working options to enhance your work life balance. 

Our full time examiners test 5 out of 7 days working a 37 hour week. You will have the opportunity to choose your preferred working pattern from the options listed below.   

If your application is successful we are open to exploring alternative flexible and part-time working.

  • Option A: One Weekend Working in 4 (Rolling Basis)

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  • Option B: Two Weekends in 4 – Week 1 & 3 (Rolling Basis)

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  • Option C: Two Weekends in 4 – Week 2 & 4 (Rolling Basis)

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  • Option D: 2 Part Weekends, 1 Full Weekend (Rolling Basis)

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Benefits We Offer

As well as flexible working options, DVSA has many more appealing benefits to offer, including generous annual leave, an excellent pension and career development opportunities.

You can find out more about all we have to offer here:


Nick Kimber, DVSA driving examiner, sitting in a wheelchair.

Nick Kimber, Driving Examiner

“My primary role is to conduct driving tests, making sure people meet the required standard to drive safely on our roads. I get to meet people from all walks of life and I become part of their learning to drive journey.”


Our Recruitment Process

Our recruitment will test all the skills we need for you to join us here in the department. This includes an online test at point of application, and you will be asked to write a behaviour question as part of the short listing.

There will be an online pre-recorded interview, which will be a great opportunity to really demonstrate why you are ideal for the job, giving you the chance to bring your skills and attributes alive. It also means that you can complete this interview anywhere and at any time that is convenient for you within the deadline.

Assessing your driving ability

There will also be an assessment of your own driving ability if you are successful at interview. Here’s what to expect during your assessment.

It will last 60 minutes and during that time you will be asked to complete:-

  • An eyesight check
  • One reverse manoeuvre.
  • Drive independently for approximately 20 minutes.
  • 5 minutes of talk through.

To be successful you should demonstrate a systematic, consistent high level of planning and awareness, showing evidence of knowledge and application of modern driving techniques.  Your drive should be well structured making progress where possible giving consideration to fuel efficient driving.

Download our Driving Examiner Candidate Pack

Everything you need to know about applying for and becoming a Driving Examiner, as well as working for the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency is in our Candidate Pack.

Find out more about working for DVSA

You can find out more about working for us, including all the other benefits we have to offer, by using the links below:

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