Why becoming a driving instructor could be the career for you

Starting a career, or taking a new career path, can be a daunting process. If you’re considering taking this huge step, then you’ll be wanting to find the perfect job for youself; one that you’ll enjoy for many years or decades to come. You also need to make sure that you will be able to earn a decent, regular income.

Amidst a haze of employment insecurity caused by the pandemic, many individuals have been left jobless, struggling to find work in the field that they’ve trained for, and are having to consider taking a new career path. If you, like many, are seeking a change and have never considered teaching people to drive as a career choice, you should definitely read this article.

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Be your own boss

Would you like to be able to be in charge of what you do, how you do it, and when? Does the thought of working under the supervision of a boss put you off?  If you are seeking a career that allows you to work around your busy personal life – then becoming a driving instructor could be your ideal choice.

As soon as you are a qualified instructor and have your own vehicle, you will have taken your first step towards a rewarding career. You will forever be able to control your own work schedule and make your own rules.

A reliable source of income

In 2019, the RAC estimated that almost 75% of all adults aged 17 and over in England alone held a full driving licence. That’s a whopping 32.7 million people. We are clearly a nation that relies on the motor car to get around. Demand for professionals to teach learners how to pass their driving test is and always will be strong.

The earlier you start training to be a driving instructor, the sooner you can meet that market demand and reap the benefits.

A people-oriented career choice

As a driving instructor, you’ll be welcoming new people into your car on a regular basis. You will want to develop a relationship with your learners, put them at ease, and also motivate them. Getting behind the wheel for the first time can be a daunting prospect for many individuals.

If you are cool-headed, patient, punctual, have good communication skills, know how to get on with people, and have a passion for teaching, being a driving instructor could be just what you are looking for.

Teaching is rewarding

Teaching people a valuable life skill is an extremely rewarding job. There is nothing like that feeling of pride you will have when your initially nervous learners pass their driving test. Ask any driving instructor today and they will tell you that this is the best part of the job.

Meeting new people from various walks of life, all of whom have have different personality traits, is rarely boring, and in most cases hugely enjoyable.

You could eventually specialise in heavy vehicle training, defensive driver training, teaching business employees defensive driving skills, or training professional instructors.

Final thoughts

Hopefully, after reading this article, you will be better equipped to decide whether you should pursue a career as a driving instructor. Good luck!

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