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The majority of roles in this area involve work are for driving instructors. Work in instruction breaks down into two main areas: teaching learners to drive cars or motorcycles, and guiding commercial drivers to achieve recognised industry qualifications. Some positions focus on monitoring, assessing and coaching drivers to ensure continued compliance with industry or corporate standards
Instructor roles can often take the form of franchisees or membership of a team of instructors. In addition to the satisfaction available from watching students graduate from their courses and/or be granted licences, this work can offer great flexibility and independence. High-level communications skills, a temperate manner and the ability to engage students are great assets
Work instructing commercial drivers generally requires considerable driving experience as well as a high-degree of teaching ability. Most roles will expect LGV, DGV or HGV experience and qualification, as well as teaching certification such as PGCE, PTTLLS, CTLLS or DTLLS. Pay rates can vary from £15,000 to £35,000, with benefits like company car often being available. A median salary of £22,000 generally applies.


Many businesses require Drivers for one thing or the other. Usually it is to deliver or collect goods or mailings. Industrial and the commercial sector employer many drivers. They include taxi, bus, private, coach, train, truck and trailer drivers; couriers, chauffeurs and brinks drivers. They operate trucks, trailers, heavy machinery, cars, ambulances, trains, and bikes.
Drivers must be able to endure long hours driving, being able to fix minor things on the vehicle like changing of tires, and reporting in frequently to dispatch. They should also practice safety and health regulations to protect themselves and other people on the road. The salary for a Driver is dependent on the type of vehicle you drive, the company, your location, qualification and years of service.
A Driver usually performs many of the following tasks:
• Conducting basic maintenance checks
• Mapping out your route
•  Maintaining vehicle hygiene
• Checking all relevant equipments
• Adhering to road signals
• Respecting other drivers
• Keeping logs and collecting daily schedules


• Patience and kindness
• Eye-hand coordination
• Performing emergency procedures
• Understanding the road traffic rules and regulations
• Being professional and trustworthy
• Being responsible and mature
• Stress management
• Planning and efficiency
• Time management
• Communication and listing
• Being self motivated and focused
• Being healthy and aware


Drivers typically are not required to have specific educational requirements. They should be literate and functional. Understanding numeric and written data, and can effectively conduct their job roles. A Driver must be able to fulfil any other requirements set by law or the employer. These may include being over 17 years old, having no criminal record, passing a medical examination and a security check. You should also have relevant identification and driver’s license for the vehicles you will be handling.

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