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#1 23-10-08 13:50:57

robert78
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Registered: 23-10-08
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starting out as a fleet trainer

Hi

I am wondering how busy a newly qualified fleet driver trainer can expect to be, compared to the straight forward L driver trainer...? Bearing in mind if I register with RoSPA, IAM etc..

I know starting out with L driver training is very slow with little income as you are not established. However, I am interested to know if this issue is still present with fleet trainers working with big organisations (RoSPA etc), and also how do busier fleet trainers make their money (i.e willing to travel far each day etc)

Thanks

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#2 23-10-08 14:02:30

jonnmedds
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From: Staffordshire
Registered: 25-02-04
Posts: 154

Re: starting out as a fleet trainer

Hi robert

I got my fleet badge in March 07 and am now doing around 3 -4 day's fleet work per week.

I was lucky as a week after I got my badge I saw an advert in Driving magazine, an Insurance company was looking for trainers. Most of my work is with them doing driver awareness courses for car, van and lgv drivers, about half of my work is lgv(expect to start at 6am for lgv work, early finishes though).

I do work for a couple of other companies and one county council but this accounts for only a small amount of the work but is welcome non the less.

I do have to travel further than learners, sometimes up to 50 miles though the companies I work for do pay for my travelling mileage.

Overall I am making more profit than I was teaching learners full time and my annual mileage on my car has dropped by about a third. I also enjoy fleet training more.

Jon

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#3 23-10-08 14:36:33

robert78
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Registered: 23-10-08
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Re: starting out as a fleet trainer

thank you for that reply. Sounds like your doing well!

Do you (or anyone else) know if the RoADAR Diploma in Advanced Driving Instruction gives access to the DSA Fleet register..?

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#4 23-10-08 14:41:05

jonnmedds
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From: Staffordshire
Registered: 25-02-04
Posts: 154

Re: starting out as a fleet trainer

Use this link for DSA accredited courses

http://www.dsa.gov.uk/Category.asp?cat=499

Jon

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#5 23-10-08 19:40:44

ExAdiNigel
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From: Plymouth, Devon
Registered: 13-12-04
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Re: starting out as a fleet trainer

thank you for that reply. Sounds like your doing well!

Do you (or anyone else) know if the RoADAR Diploma in Advanced Driving Instruction gives access to the DSA Fleet register..?

Yes it does.

Nigel


National Standards Cycling Instructor, Ex Adi

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#6 24-10-08 08:31:59

timmanwaringadi
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From: Devon
Registered: 29-08-06
Posts: 2,406
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Re: starting out as a fleet trainer

I decided not to go down the route of working for the fleet providers as they tend to only pay around £120 a day and the distance you need to travel tends to be relatively high. Some fleet companies will start by giving you the half-days, which is a real pain, but it gets a foot in.

I do ok, due to some of the specialist training I offer and the websites I run, but there are a lot of fleet ADIs who have had little or no work since qualifying, despite sending hundreds of cv's out and phoning every fleet provider in the country.

If you have contacts, or find making them easy, then it is well worth it, but if you are trying to break in from the outside it is very difficult.

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#7 02-11-08 14:35:59

Rob 1
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From: York
Registered: 08-09-08
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Re: starting out as a fleet trainer

Hi Robert

The amount of work you get all depends on where you live, how many other trainers are in your area, who you work for and what contracts they have.

When you get onto the fleet register, it could be worth your while contacting all the small businesses in your area to drum up your own client base.

Cheers and good luck

Rob


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