Working Abroad as a Driving Instructor

Working Abroad as a Driving Instructor

by Neil Peace

Becoming a driving instructor gives you the opportunity to work almost anywhere in the world
Thousands of Britons emigrate from the UK every year dreaming of clear skies, sunny beaches and palm trees. Living an improved life in a beautiful climate is certainly appealing, but just like here in the UK, you need to earn a living to support yourself or your family. Transferring your existing skills or starting a new career abroad can be one of the toughest challenges for newly arrived migrants.

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  1. Suzy

    Interesting. I had never thought to be a driving instructor abroad. I’m not sure how that would work out for an American though, but nonetheless a good option for the right driver!

    1. It’s a new one to me too. Unfortuantely as a non driver it isn’t an opportunity I’ll be taking up anytime soon.

  2. Charles McCool

    Superb idea. I do not think I have ever seen an article about being a driving instructor abroad. Brilliant! In fact, whatever transferable skills one has, they can use to work wherever they want in the world. Empowering!

    1. Ah, transferable skills. This is why I do this. I am no use whatsoever at pretty much anything else.

  3. If you are of a sane mind then never become a driving instructor in Turkey. Your work is cut out and your students pass rate will be zilch!!

    1. Turks do seem to believe that, instead of being an accident waiting to happen, they are demonstrating their prowess behind the wheel if they can drive while simultaneously talking on the phone, eating a sandwich and smoking a cigarette.

  4. Charles

    Are British driving instructor qualifications valid abroad, for example in France?

  5. Barry Gibb

    Would a British ADI license be valid in the EEC (For example, Sweden)?? Just out of interest, wondered if being a British ADI would enable me to work in the European Economic Community.

    Great site, by the way. šŸ™‚

    1. Syd

      Hi Barry
      Did you get any replies to work as an driving instructor in Sweden?

      Mobile UK: +44(0)7956 32 06 32

  6. parviz tajmiri

    hello my name is parviz tajmiri i am instructor driving in iran i have 8 experience and and now i am bussy in inistitu driving in iran and i woud like to work in your country please guid me.

  7. Anil Pillay

    send me more information.

  8. Wayne

    I would love to teach in Australia where it is nice weather all year round. Would need a car with air con though. I just don’t think I would want to go through the exams all over again though.

  9. Bear in mind that there will be busy times for driving instructors, particularly during school lunch breaks and right after school. You may need to be a little flexible with the instructor. The instructor should also be flexible with you, and should be reliable and punctual.

  10. Sidi

    Does anyone know if Can i still operate as a driving instructor in Spain or has the law changed I am a qualified UK driving instructor

  11. Leon Stone

    That all sounds very stressful! Not sure about those one way systems, they were very tricky ā€“ Iā€™d probably never driven on one before!

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