CHOICES ONCE YOU HAVE QUALIFIED
WHO WILL YOU WORK FOR ONCE YOU HAVE QUALIFIED?
You will probably have the option of joining the company you train with as a franchisee but you might be able to go wherever you choose or even work for yourself. You do need to check out the training providers you are considering as some might try and tie you in to a contract as part of the training package.
Some of the national driving schools are not that well represented in this area so it is important you find out the prospects of work in your chosen area.
A high presence on Google is an essential element these days. Some training providers will promise all sorts of things - remember you may well meet a sales person at any interview you have – not a person who actually does the job and knows the local situation.
What gives us a lead over some other companies in this area?
- a prepayment scheme – all our lessons are pre-paid. This massively reduces cancellations so you do not lose money when someone cancels at the last minute
- our web site and Facebook page both publish and promote our customer reviews
- unlike most national companies we will not tie you in to a long term contract. Should we offer you a position with us, we will negotiate the minimum length of time we would require you to work with us. We have a 30 day notice period should you ever wish to leave but we also reward loyalty by reducing the franchise fee after three continuous years with us
The final qualifying test (Part 3) has been re-vamped this year and it now resembles the Standards Check you will undergo a few months after you have qualified. Now, instead of the examiner role-playing a learner, you will take a real learner to the test. This big change means that as part of the training programme we will now be using ‘live’ learners and you will also need to take out a ‘trainee licence’ – apart from giving you experience of how real learners behave this will also enable you to charge for any lessons you give.
We will offer anyone training with us a place with Training Wheelz should we feel you would complement our team.
You are completely free to make your own choice. Beware of some training companies whose offer may look attractive but there could well be hidden costs and you may be tied in to a contract that is difficult to get out of and, worse still, provides you with little or no work.