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DVSA to recruit an extra 40 additional vocational driving examiners to help reduce lorry driver shortage

17 Aug 2021

The campaign to recruit additional driving examiners was launched yesterday, 16th August 2021.

Forty new vocational examiners will be recruited in total, made up of existing DVSA employees and external candidates.

The government wrote to the UK haulage industry on 20 July 2021 outlining a package of measures to help address the lorry driver shortage.  It acknowledged that increasing the availability of vocational driving tests is key to this issue.

The additional examiners will enable DVSA to offer more lorry driving test appointments.

It has already increased the number of vocational driving tests from 2,000 a week pre-pandemic to 3,000 by overtime and allocating additional employees into testing.

Further information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dvsa-to-recruit-an-extra-40-additional-vocational-driving-examiners-to-help-reduce-lorry-driver-shortage?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_source=4f95bd8f-e74f-4b03-84a1-31d3ede2e396&utm_content=daily