Working for DVSA

We employ people across Great Britain as driving, vehicle and traffic examiners, vehicle assessors, as well as a variety of support roles.

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Types of jobs we have

We employ around 4,600 people in various roles, including:

  • driving examiners, who make sure new drivers have the skills to be safe on the road
  • vehicle standards assessors, who test that lorries, buses, coaches and trailers are safe and legal to drive
  • traffic examiners, who stop and check that drivers of large vehicles meet safety rules
  • vehicle examiners, who stop vehicles at the roadside and check they’re safe to drive
  • professional and administrative staff, who work in our administrative offices, and in our customer service, licensing, and training centres

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What it’s like working for us

There are lots of benefits to working for us.

Salary and benefits

As well as your salary, you’ll be eligible for:

  • special performance bonuses, recognition vouchers and long service awards
  • tax-free childcare, a cycle to work scheme, and an interest-free loan to pay for a travel season ticket
  • special offers through our employee benefit scheme

Civil Service pension

You’ll be able to join the Civil Service pension scheme, with an employer contribution of at least 20%.

Time off work

You’ll get:

  • 25 days of paid holiday, increasing one day a year to 30 days
  • 9 days paid public and privilege holiday
  • the option of paid or unpaid special leave when you have to deal with emergencies outside of work

Health and wellbeing

You’ll be eligible for:

  • a free flu jab each year, a free eyesight test, and a free assessment with a trained physiotherapist
  • our employee assistance programme, which offers counselling and support service for mental health and wellbeing
  • help and support from the Charity for Civil Servants

Developing your career

We value your professional expertise and will help bring out the best in you by giving you:

  • an ongoing personal development plan to help you learn new skills and improve your knowledge
  • 5 days of learning and development each year, including job shadowing, on-the-job learning, and formal training courses
  • an opportunity to take part in a range of talent schemes to increase your skills, knowledge and confidence

Find out more

Download the document about working at DVSA.

Working at DVSA: a great place to work

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