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John Bathgate


John Bathgate

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Previous Occupation: Member of the armed forces.

As an ex member of the Armed Forces with 23 years’ service, 15 years within the training environment and 8 years’ experience as a training consultant with a number of civilian training providers, both in the UK and overseas. I would consider myself as being well experienced when it comes to the training cycle, both as a student and instructor.

My journey to become a driving instructor with RED Driving School started in January 2014. I was somewhat cautious when deciding what driving school could deliver a training package and support system that would allow me to achieve my goal with minimum fuss and who were willing to support me throughout my journey. RED appealed to me for a number of reasons, the largest driving school with a growing reputation and of course the offer was financially beneficial compared to other schools.

Throughout my eight month journey from application of CRB to passing my Part 3 test, I received excellent support and guidance from all concerned. I would have to give a special mention to the RED instructor services for their enthusiasm and professionalism and a special thanks to Dave Purves my part 2 coach and Paul Heary for delivering a part 3 package what could only be described as hard work, but a learning process that was delivered with passion, determination but most of all in a relaxed and fun manner.

I would recommend RED to anyone considering driving instruction as a new career, their dedication and training staff allowed me to complete the journey passing all tests with my first attempt and totally prepared for the challenges that undoubtedly I will face in my new career.

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