We carry out driving tests, approve people to be driving instructors and MOT testers, carry out tests to make sure lorries and buses are safe to drive, carry out roadside checks on drivers and vehicles, and monitor vehicle recalls.

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
  • digital, data and technology professionals, who provide modern and efficient technology and build brilliant digital services
  • corporate services experts, who make sure our services run smoothly, including communications, finance, HR, and policy and strategy
01 Aug, 2023
Full time
£24,897 yearly
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Milton Keynes, UK
Do you have an interest in motor mechanics and a great eye for detail?? Are you highly organised with brilliant communication skills?? DVSA have an exciting opportunity for you to start your career as one of our apprentice HGV Mechanics (known internally as a Vehicle Standards Assessor) , where you will get more than just an education; you will gain skills that can set you up for life. We invest a lot in our apprentices because we want you to be the future of our business. As an Apprentice Vehicle Standards Assessor, you will: Gain practical experience repairing and maintaining heavy goods vehicles. This is undertaken via a work placement at a 3rd party workshop. Work experience makes up the largest part of the apprenticeship. Attend college in the West Midlands 8 blocks per year, lasting one week each, to work towards  a qualification in heavy goods vehicle repair and maintenance. This is a mandatory part of the role.  Typically, spend one day a...