So are you wondering what it is like to be a driving instructor? Well, I thought I would give you an insight into what it is like being a driving instructor.
There are good and bad things in any job and doing this job is no different. Some good things are like when you have a student pass their test and you can be really happy as you are seeing that you are doing your job properly. Other things that are good is that no two days are the same even if you are in the same training area.
You also have a little choice in when you work so if you have no kids you can take holidays while the kids are at school. If you lease your car like I do then you get a new car every so often. There is also meeting different people that could help you with something you need doing, as the customers are doing so many different jobs they may help you do something.
If you do your own driving school then you have a lot more to do than just teaching and do your books. You do have to find your customers and promote yourselves through social media and website, not forgetting bog standard advertising.
Sometimes when your student cancels at the last minute or does not show it can be a bit disheartening. But try to keep going as it will happen in other jobs as well where you think you are doing something then all change. The paperwork you have to do is not fun but if you do it at the end of your day it will never build up into a big massive workload.
In my mind, with driving instructors becoming less and less available this might be a good time to look into it but don’t jump in feet first have a look round, and see if you could help make our road safer to drive on.