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Careers at RED

Looking for a new challenge? A change of pace? Or the chance to be your own boss? Joining the RED team could be perfect for you. As one of the UK’s largest driving schools, we have a wealth of experience and have trained more than 10,000 people.

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10 reasons why you should train to be a RED Driving instructor now

If you’re “people person” and would enjoy the thrill of teaching an important life-skill then training to become a RED Driving Instructor could be your perfect career move.

At RED we give you all the support to build a successful and rewarding career, where you are in charge of the hours that you work.

You’ll be your own boss and have the flexibility to fit both the training and job around your other commitments

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Independently collated feedback from RED Trainees gives us a score of 4.6 out of a possible 5 star rating and we have been awarded Feefo’s “Platinum Trusted Service” which recognises the work that we have put in to making ours the best Instructor Training course on the market.

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RED is the largest trainer of Driving Instructors in the UK-having trained over 10,000 people to reach full ADI qualification. We have also been awarded the industry’s National Driving School of the Year 2021.

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When you train with us you’ll be guaranteed the opportunity of a RED franchise which means that you can earn money as a RED Driving Instructor when you are part qualified. You’ll be a DVSA licenced trainee instructor, and we will supply you with new pupils which gives you the essential “real-life” training to help you pass your final “Part 3” test.


At RED we train you to be an inspirational Instructor by providing up to 80 hours of specialist  training. Uniquely, we also prepare you for business success by providing a free business workshop. But the support doesn’t stop there- we’re with you whenever you need us.

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With our Full Franchise, we provide you with your training vehicle-no credit check is required.
Alternatively, with our Brand Franchise you can use your own car or benefit from our exclusive deal on a new Renault Clio.

To meet the demand for new RED Driving Instructors and to get you on the road as quickly as possible, we are now able to offer our “Fast Track” training option. Furthermore, for the first 4 weeks as a RED Instructor you’ll be given a discount on your franchisee fee whilst we spend time building your workload. Analysis shows that by the end of this  first 4 week period, new RED Instructors have an average of 17 new students –all supplied by RED.

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Independent research conducted by specialist Driving Instructor accountancy firm FBTC shows that RED Driving Instructors achieve average gross earnings of £975 per week.

There is a massive waiting list of new learners wanting to drive, which secures the income of driving insructors for the forseeable future.

93.5% of RED Driving Instructors are satisfied with their job according to independent research with 36% reporting a very high level of job satisfaction.


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Looking to become a driving instructor and start earning as fast as possible? Joining our fast track programme could be perfect for you. With RED you can earn as you qualify on a Trainee Licence and our flexible fast track option gives you the option to speed things up and help to fit the training in with your busy schedule

Our qualified RED Trainers provide up to 80 hours of specialist training, and our fast track option is delivered at the same price as our classic route, with the benefit of being able to get a 100% refund on your training costs when you become a RED Driving Instructor.

Give us a call or complete the enquiry form to find out more about our fast track programme and RED Driving Instructor training NOW.

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Join our award winning team

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When you train with RED, we’re with you every step of the way, and once you’re fully qualified, you can access the benefits that come from being a RED franchisee. Simply fill out our enquiry form to find out how we can help and guide you to become a driving instructor.

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Earn while you train in your own time with unrivaled support throughout
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Course includes 80 hours of training with a qualified RED trainer
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Join RED as an instructor after you qualify with us and we'll refund 100% of your tuition fees

“RED instructors earn 17% or £132 more each week than independent instructors.

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What does our full franchise offer?


If you choose our Full Franchise which includes our car:

  • Named family members can drive it if approved by RED
  • Approval by RED is not subject to a credit check
  • A small bond will be required but can be built over the first few weeks

If you already have a suitable training car you can join on our Brand Franchise which costs £95 per week. If you’d like to benefit from our exclusive car deals with Renault, we can help you get a brand new Clio. We have an exclusive arrangement with Renault and you will be able to benefit from what we believe to be the best deal in the industry. Please call us for more details.

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Why become a driving instructor

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Be your own boss

As a driving instructor, you won’t have a boss telling you what to do. You’re in charge, and you get to make the important decisions that affect you. You’ll also be able to make a positive impact on the community around you and meet new people every day.

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Balance your work and life

Making time for things outside of work is important. As a driving instructor, you can control your own hours and balance your life, enabling you to make positive changes to your life and increase your job satisfaction.

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Become a qualified expert

Get up to 80 hours of training from experts who have passed over 10,000 instructors. And in the last 12 months, the average RED driving instructor had a gross weekly income of £1,050.

Interested in a career at RED?