Driving Instruction: Recruitment

Department for Transport written question – answered on 1st December 2022.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is working hard to provide as many practical driving test appointments as it can, including recruiting more than 300 driving examiners across Great Britain. The first recovery recruitment campaign was launched on 10 February 2021. Since then, 383 driving examiners have entered testing, of which 24 were in Welsh test centres.

On 20 September 2022, the DVSA launched its latest campaign to recruit another 134 driving examiner posts.

Since the commencement of the recovery recruitment campaigns, waiting times in Wales for car practical driving tests have reduced from 18.3 weeks as of 21 June 2021 to 5.8 weeks as of 31 October 2022, with a year to date average waiting time of 6.7 weeks.

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