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Trainee Driving Instructor

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Bill Plant Driving School, voted the UK’s 2 National Driving School of the Year, is now looking to recruit for Trainee Driving Instructors nationwide.

All you need to apply is a full UK licence that has been valid for 3+ years (and be over the age of 21), to have not been banned from driving in the last 4 years and to have no more than 6 points on your licence, alongside being deemed a “fit and proper person” by the DVSA.

How much will I earn?
As a Trainee Driving Instructor, you will start earning upwards of £28 per hour (many of our instructors earn up to £33 per hour) while undertaking the final stages of your training and upon qualifying. Teach our learners in market leading Volkswagen Golf tuition vehicles.

Driving Instructor Training with Bill Plant Driving School – A message from our founder:

Bill Plant Driving School has been operating for over 20 years and is recognised as one of the UK’s leading ORDIT registered driving schools. (Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers). We place an enormous emphasis on the quality of our trainees to ensure they become successful, self-employed driving instructors.

Being a part of the Bill Plant Driving School team is not just a job, but it is a vocation that offers years of extraordinary satisfaction, giving you the chance to meet new people on a daily basis, and help both change, and improve their lives.

We believe in empowering the people we work with to help them become the best professionals they can be, reflected in our commitment to providing them with constant support throughout their training and franchise.

Bill Plant Driving School instructors have complete autonomy over where, when and how much they choose to work. Can a driving school really say that you are running your own business if you are being told where and when you need to be somewhere?

Managing your diary, alongside the backing of our award-winning support teams, means you are given the control, flexibility and necessary tools to operate a successful business. Whatever your preferences, with Bill Plant Driving School, youll truly be able to say you are your own boss!

As a well-respected, family-run company, we strongly advocate for building successful partnerships and want to offer both our franchisees and pupils the best service we can nationwide.

Train with a reputable company:

The vast majority of our driving instructors were trained through the Bill Plant Driving School Training Academy. With a 4.6* rating for both our driving lessons and driving instructor training on Trustpilot, the UK’s largest independent review site, we’re proud to be the number one rated National Driving School!

Huge demand for Driving Instructors:

It is our strong belief that once lessons resume, your services will be in extremely high demand! We are confident this is the case because:

  • When driving lessons resumed from the first lockdown in July, Bill Plant Driving School broke its bookings record numerous times.
  • The proportion of our instructors with diaries closed rose from 31% pre-lockdown to a record high of 68% in August, with hundreds more reporting busy diaries.
  • There is an extraordinary backlog for driving tests, with hundreds of thousands cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions
  • Every day during lockdown, 4,000 newly turned 17-year olds were unable to start their learn to drive journey
  • The demand for driving instructors vastly outstrips supply – while instructors have left the industry, the number who joined in 2020 was relatively low due to infrequent Driving Instructor Training Courses and DVSA Exams

How to become a Driving Instructor:

There are 3 stages to becoming a Driving Instructor:

  • Part 1: Theory test
  • Part 2: Practical driving test
  • Part 3: Instructional ability test.

Please be aware that to become a Driving Instructor you will need to complete one of our Driving Instructor Training Courses, but you can start earning money while completing your training through our Trainee program!

You’ll also receive 100% of your training fees back as franchise credit by staying with Bill Plant Driving School once you qualify! The total price of our nationwide training courses start from just £995 for up to 72-hours of training. Other course options and payment options are available.


If this opportunity is of interest, we would be delighted to speak to your further. Simply click “Apply” and complete our registration form and a member of our Recruitment team will be in touch!